Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli is the Lord Mayor of the City of London until 10 November 2024. Michael’s working theme is 'Connect To Prosper - The Knowledge Miles In The World's Coffeehouse’: to celebrate the many Knowledge Miles of The Square Mile.

"Knowledge Miles: The 695th Lord Mayor's Lecture Series" is an online lecture series that explores the connections of the Square Mile and its roles as "The World's Coffeehouse" addressing diverse global challenges. Please see the table below for our forthcoming lectures, and please contact Jacopo Moratto if you and your organisation would like to be involved:

Date Title Sponsor Organisation Speaker(s) Affiliation Views
31 October 2024 Glass: The World’s Most Important Material?
The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers
Mark Holford, Richard Katz, David Dalton Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers, Glass Futures, British Glass 15
17 October 2024 Out With Council Tax, In With A Green Land Value Tax!
The Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers
Professor John Muellbauer Nuffield College 155
15 October 2024 Humanitarian Surgery In Gaza – 14 Years In War & “Peace”
The Worshipful Company of Barbers
Sarah Philips, Victoria Rose IDEALS, St Thomas' Hospital & King's College Hospital 268
10 October 2024 From Court To Icon - How The Old Bailey Became The Most Famous Court In The World
The Worshipful Company of Pewterers
Her Honour Wendy Joseph KC The Worshipful Company of Pewterers 143
01 October 2024 Mission Impossible? Restoring Public Trust In The Police Response To Rape
City, University Of London
Professor Katrin Hohl City, Univeristy Of London 711
19 September 2024 The Lonely Brain: How Designing For Brain Health Can Help Tackle The Loneliness Epidemic
Global Brain Health Institute
Brian Lawlor Trinity College Dublin 534
13 September 2024 Thames Vision 2050 – A Safe, Sustainable And Thriving Port For London
Port of London Authority
Siân Foster Port of London Authority 418
12 September 2024 The City! Wall St! Two Markets Divided By The Same Language
The Worshipful Company of International Bankers
Mark Berman CompliGlobe 543
22 August 2024 Let’s Grab A Coffee – The History Of The London Coffee Houses
The Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars
Marc Meltonville FSA Cultural Heritage Department of the Royal Agricultural University, Gloucestershire 152
21 August 2024 Taking A Positive Approach To An Older Demographic... Using Blue Zones & Evergreen Lenses
Professor Alex Murdock London South Bank University 31
15 August 2024 Disabled Entrepreneurs In London: Are They Getting A Fair Deal?
Centre for Innovation Management Research
Helen Lawton Smith, Jacqueline Winstanley Business School, Birkbeck, University of London, Universal Inclusion 182
06 August 2024 The Playing-Card Industry & Its Relevance Today
The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards
Roddy Somerville Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards 340
01 August 2024 Green Shipping: Pioneering Sustainability In Global Maritime Transport
The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights
Lucy Armstrong Port of Tyne 141
25 July 2024 In The Footsteps Of Shackleton – The Next Chapter Of The Endurance Story
South Georgia Heritage Trust
Alison Neil MBE South Georgia Heritage Trust 372
24 July 2024 What Can Neuroscience Tell Us About Leadership?
Professor Geoff Bird University of Oxford 627
23 July 2024 London Dispute Resolution: New Goals For The Leading City
The Worshipful Company Of Arbitrators
Sir Gary Hickinbottom Welsh Tribunals 645
22 July 2024 Insurtech - How It's Transforming Insurance Innovation
The Worshipful Company of Insurers
Melissa Collett Insurtech UK 554
17 July 2024 Unlocking Neurodiversity in Insurance & Investment
Laurie Edmans CBE, Vic Mazonas GAIN 446
08 July 2024 Investment Opportunities To Use Science To Make Land Use Sustainable
The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers
Professor Jim Lynch Centre for Environment and Sustainability, University of Surrey 630
04 July 2024 Sustainability, Circular Ecology And Circular Economy: Treasuring The Planet’s Resources For The Future
The Worshipful Company Of Water Conservators
Allan Barton Arup 750
03 July 2024 Autism Approaches: Enhancing Skills With Virtual Reality And Motion Tracking Haptic Gloves
The Worshipful Company of Glovers
Tess Steventon, Marius Byleveld Sybil Elgar School - National Autistic Society 518
27 June 2024 Waste Of Space: The Problem With Space Debris And The Challenges And Opportunities Associated With Solving It
European Space Agency
Graham Turnock European Space Agency 776
26 June 2024 Maths For All - The Importance Of Maths Literacy
The Royal Society
Sir Adrian Smith PRS The Royal Society 551
19 June 2024 Seeing Is Believing: The Miracle Of Modern Eye Health Care
The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers
Professor Chris Hammond King’s College London 503
13 June 2024 Embracing Our Multilingualism: Why Languages Are For Everyone
Chartered Institute of Linguists
John Worne Chartered Institute of Linguists 771
12 June 2024 Clear Skies Ahead: Funding Space Debris Clean-up Through An Offset Market
Sustain Space Ltd
Matthew Wills Sustain Space Ltd 1280
10 June 2024 Preparation For A Dangerous Uncertain Future; Combining Policy, Foresight And Experience
National Preparedness Commission
Sir David Omand, Professor Brian Collins King's College London, University College London 364
06 June 2024 Fish, Food And Finance: A Journey Through London
Marine Stewardship Council
Rupert Howes Marine Stewardship Council 1219
31 May 2024 The City - Resilient Against The Global Terror Threat?
The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals
Ian Dyson City Of London Police 1028
30 May 2024 Like A Duck To Water - Empowering Diverse And Creative Thinking For London's Future Success
Shaun Jones Prototipe 823
24 May 2024 Why The UK-India Relationship Matters? Opportunities For The Financial Centre Of The World
Dinesh Dhamija Copper Beech 532
23 May 2024 Are We Asking The Right Questions About Profit?
The Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers
Paul Vick Paul Vick Architects 1065
22 May 2024 The Achilles’ Heel Of AI: How A Major Tech Risk To Your Business Could Be One You Haven’t Heard Of - And What You Should Do
Open Data Institute
Sir Nigel Shadbolt Jesus College Oxford 722
16 May 2024 Sir Isaac Newton: A Genius And/Or A Flawed Character?
Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers
Bob McDowall Royal Anthropological Institute 1103
14 May 2024 Fire Risks Involving Lithium-Ion Batteries: The Problems These Batteries Pose And The Emerging Techniques To Counter Them
The Worshipful Company of Firefighters
Phil Clark National Fire Chiefs Council and University of Warwick 1041
07 May 2024 Global Warming, Energy Costs, And Water Poverty - The Need For 'Green' Plumbing In The UK And Worldwide
The Worshipful Company of Plumbers
Kevin Wellman Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering 789
02 May 2024 Generations: Does When You’re Born Shape Who You Are?
King's College London
Professor Bobby Duffy Policy Institute, King's College London 1128
01 May 2024 The Real High Flyers: Migrating With Birds And Other Animals, And Why They Matter To The City Of London, Our Supply Chains And Our Future
Conservation Without Borders
Sacha Dench, Ben Goldsmith UN’s Convention on Migratory Species, Menhaden Resource Efficiency Plc 528
26 April 2024 Mastering Misinformation: How Stories, Statistics, And Studies Exploit Our Biases – And What We Can Do About It
Professor Alex Edmans London Business School 739
24 April 2024 From Fintech To Ubiquitech: A Recipe To Catapult The UK Into The Digital Age
The Worshipful Company Of World Traders
Dr. Ruth Wandhöfer, Andrew Churchill CASS Business School, Payments Association Ambassador 572
22 April 2024 Governance To Prosper: The Importance Of Integrity, Values, And Policy
Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators
David Lock, James de Sausmarez, Sharon Constancon Magna Charta Observatory, Independent, Chartered Governance Institute 887
18 April 2024 A Modern Interpretation Of The Art Of Fan Making & Its Realistic Contribution To Climate Change And The Energy Transition
Worshipful Company of Fan Makers
Mike Lakin Worshipful Company of Fan Makers 1044
15 April 2024 Leadership In Sustainable Finance: Charting A Course Through Purpose, Profit, And Politics
Chartered Banker Institute
Simon Thompson Chartered Banker Institute 891
11 April 2024 Intellectual Curiosity: How The Growth Of Institutions Like The Athenaeum Club Have Contributed To The Life And Success Of London
The Athenaeum Club
Sir Kenneth Olisa, Sir Philip May BusinessLDN, Athenaeum Bicentenary Committee 812
10 April 2024 The Future Of The Arts And Humanities: The First 25 Years Of The Arts And Humanities Research Council
The Worshipful Company of Educators
Professor Christopher Smith, Dr Steven Berryman Arts and Humanities Research Council, Chartered College of Teaching 808
02 April 2024 The Future Of Employability
Ronel Lehmann Finito 431
28 March 2024 What Does It Take To Be An F̶e̶m̶a̶l̶e̶ Engineer?
Safety Assessment Federation
Caroline Hamilton Safety Assessment Federation 1259
26 March 2024 Greenspaces: Cultivating The Mind, Body And Soul
The Worshipful Company of Gardeners
Dr Heather Barrett-Mold OBE, Professor Alistair Griffiths Pollinating London Together, Royal Horticultural Society 676
22 March 2024 A National Monotechnic in the City: The History of the Leathersellers Technical College
Worshipful Company of Curriers
Dr Ian Stone Dartmouth College 1040
18 March 2024 Urban Transport In Tomorrow's World: What Other Growing Cities Can Learn From London
Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects
Chris Williamson Weston Williamson + Partners 1287
13 March 2024 The 18th Ezra Memorial Lecture 2024
Worshipful Company of Fuellers
Professor Michael Mainelli, Jon Clark, Professor Stephen Skinner, Dr Angela Needle City of London Corporation, Chair of the Fuellers' Industry Group, Imperial College London, Hydrogen UK 1000
13 March 2024 The Remarkable Evidence Of How Constructive Or “Solutions Driven” Journalism Is Gathering Momentum Around The World
East Anglia Children’s Hospices
Sir Martyn Lewis CBE Former BBC & ITN Newscaster 1077
07 March 2024 The Thames Barrier – Immediate Future Or Long Past?
Worshipful Company of Water Conservators
Professor Carolyn Roberts Worshipful Company of Water Conservators 1154
05 March 2024 Looking Ahead: Personal Reflections On Using Management Insights From Physics & Economics To Approach Pressing Societal Challenges
Worshipful Company of Founders
Dr Markus Nordberg CERN, Development and Innovation Unit 935
29 February 2024 How Will We Be Long? - How Can A Piece Of Music Help Us Think About The Next Thousand Years?
Gavin Starks Longplayer 1502
27 February 2024 A Tour of London, Science City, 1550–1800
Science Museum
Dr Alexandra Rose Science Museum 1216
22 February 2024 Why The Wreck Of The Gloucester In 1682 Matters: The Secrets Of A Restoration Warship
The Gloucester 1682 Trust
Professor Claire Jowitt University of East Anglia 1083
21 February 2024 How Air Pollution Causes Lung Cancer In Never-Smokers Via A Therapeutically Targetable Inflammatory Mechanism
The Francis Crick Institute
Professor Charles Swanton Francis Crick Institute 939
15 February 2024 How Pollinator-Friendly Is The City Of London?
Pollinating London Together
Dr Heather Barrett-Mold OBE, Dr Konstantinos Tsiolis Pollinating London Together 1051
12 February 2024 A World in Debt - Is This Global Monster Sustainable?
The Worshipful Company of International Bankers
Tim Skeet Middle Warden, Worshipful Company of International Bankers 628
12 February 2024 Sir Thomas Gresham, The College And The Lord Mayor's Lectures
Professor Tim Connell City, University of London 49
08 February 2024 What’s Happening To Religion In England?
St Paul's Cathedral
The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett St Paul's Cathedral 1164
06 February 2024 Chemistry For A Sustainable World
Worshipful Company of Salters
Professor Tom Welton Imperial College London 1254
05 February 2024 A Tale of Two Carbon Markets
Dr Roger Cohen C2Zero 770
01 February 2024 Why Has Nobody Ever Told Me This? Initiating Sustainability & Success In SMEs
Worshipful Company of Marketors
Dr Glyn Cartwright Worshipful Company of Marketors 1282
30 January 2024 What Does Quantum Computing Mean For Cybersecurity?
Worshipful Company of Information Technologists
Professor Victoria Baines Gresham College 1214
25 January 2024 Beware The Techno-Fixes Draped In Sickly Green!
Sir Jonathon Porritt Independent 1181
24 January 2024 Inclusive Leadership Through The Lens Of Behavioural Science: Embrace Diversity And Improve Productivity
London School of Economics and Political Science
Dr Grace Lordan London School of Economics and Political Science 926
18 January 2024 The Future Of Building Foundations In The City: Energy Generating Assets
Worshipful Company of Skinners
Professor Sarah Stallebrass City, University of London 1201
15 January 2024 Will The Next Dick Whittington Please Step Forward? Harnessing Entrepreneurship In The City Of London To Help Build A World-Class, 21st Century Economy
Company of Entrepreneurs
Mark Huxley Huxley Advisory 915
12 January 2024 Computational Medicine & Digital Twins Improving Medical Care
Worshipful Company of Engineers
Professor Alejandro F Frangi University of Manchester 952
10 January 2024 Design For Life: Why Social Connectivity Matters (More Than Ever)
Royal Society of Arts
Andy Haldane Royal Society of Arts 1538
12 December 2023 Is Today’s Financial Literacy Education Fit For Purpose?
City Pay It Forward
Quentin Nason City Pay It Forward 1006
07 December 2023 Making The Future: The Opportunity In Digital Manufacturing
Worshipful Company of Engineers
Dr Lina Huertas Microsoft 719
05 December 2023 Ending The Destruction Of Our Undersea Cultural Heritage
Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust & OceanMind
Nick Wise, Dr Giles Richardson OceanMind, Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust 1424
30 November 2023 The State Of Play With Fusion
Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers
Dr Thomas P Davis Oxford Sigma 1216
27 November 2023 Capital As A Powerful Force For Global Impact
Force For Good
Ketan Patel Force For Good 1026
24 November 2023 Lord Chancellor Jeffreys: A Revisionist View Of His Role & Cases As Common Serjeant & Recorder Of The City Of London
Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers
Bob McDowall Royal Anthropological Institute 1228
21 November 2023 Adapt, Evolve, Thrive: Keeping The Tower Of London Relevant For Future Generations
Historic Royal Palaces
Andrew Jackson Historic Royal Palaces 1058
20 November 2023 Connect To Prosper – The Power Of Networks
Gresham College
Professor Michael Mainelli, Professor Julia Black, Professor Michael Batty, Professor Mark Birkin City of London Corporation, British Academy, University College London, University of Leeds 3393
15 November 2023 The Psychology Behind Getting What You Want
Dr Raj Persaud Royal College of Psychiatrists 1226
14 November 2023 Why London Is The Best Place In The World To Resolve Legal Disputes – And How To Keep It That Way
Bar Council of England and Wales
Nick Vineall KC Bar Council of England and Wales 669
10 November 2023 The 695th Lord Mayor's Knowledge Miles Lectures
Professor Michael Mainelli Z/Yen Group 540