The Olympic Park Legacy Company will be speaking about long-term benefits of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as part of their Autumn 2010 Lecture Series.

The series of three lectures offer an opportunity for people, including students and academics, to hear first hand about the Legacy Company’s plans for the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, including the five new neighbourhoods and the future of the venues.

The events are free and open to everyone though places are strictly limited to a ‘first come, first served’ basis. You can find further information including how to register on this website on our dedicated lecture series page:


Below are details of all three lectures which have a series of panel presentations followed by audience Q & A sessions. Each lecture includes a panel member from the Legacy Company, Olympic legacy partners or stakeholders and specialist academic speakers.

Lecture 1: How can future development plans for the Olympic Park help to transform the heart of East London?

Thursday 18th November 2010, 6:30pm and 8:30pm

Cass Business School, City University, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ

Speakers include:

  • Duncan Innes, Executive Director of Real Estate, Olympic Park Legacy Company
  • Saskia Nelson, Director Legacy 2020, East London Business Alliance
  • John Lock, Director, 2012 Office for Olympic and Paralympic Development, 
    University of East London
  • Professor Stefan Szymanski, Cass Business School

Lecture 2: How can future plans for the Olympic Park create a blueprint for a sustainable London?

Thursday 25th November, 7pm and 9pm

The Old Cinema, University of Westminister, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW

Speakers include:

  • Niall McNevin, Director of Planning, Olympic Park Legacy Company
  • Professor Simon Joss, University of Westminster
  • Shaun McCarthy, Director, Commission for Sustainable London
  • Trewin Restorick, CEO, Global Action Plan

Lecture 3: How can the sporting legacy of the London 2012 Games deliver lasting change to the East End of London?

Thursday 2nd December 2010, 6pm and 8pm

University of East London, Docklands Campus, University Way, London E16 2RD

Speakers include:

  • Malcolm Ross, Executive Director of Operations and Venues, 
    Olympic Park Legacy Company
  • Simon Cooper, Head of Sports Unit, GLA
  • Dr Larissa Davies, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Dr Paul Ford, University of East London, Director of Olympic and Paralympic 
    Partnership Operations

Again you can find further information including how to register on this website on our dedicated lecture series page: