More than 180 alumni, local charities and members of the public have attended the Fred Freeman lecture on Philanthropy with Professor Sir David Cannadine.
Professor Cannadine delivered a lecture about the role of private giving in the original establishment of the University of Liverpool, as well as the recent, current and future challenges – and opportunities – facing Liverpool and other British universities.
Professor Cannadine discussed how Fred Freeman became an influential philanthropist, and how Merseyside benefitted as a result.
He said: “It is entirely right and proper that Fred Freeman’s generous and imaginative giving should be applauded and that his memory should be cherished. It’s a particular pleasure to know that some of his descendants attended this event, and I am deeply honoured to have this chance to salute his memory.”
A full transcript of the lecture can be found here: http://www.wolfson.org.uk/news/professor-sir-david-cannadine-gives-fred-freeman-annual-lecture-on-philanthropy-1577/
The Fred Freeman Annual Lecture on Philanthropy was established in memory of the late Fred Freeman (HonLitt.D 2007) who died in 2007. It was established by a gift from his family through his charitable foundation after his death. The previous speakers were Cherie Booth QC and Paul Barry-Walsh. To learn more about supporting the University of Liverpool please visit: http://www.liv.ac.uk/giving/.