The London Legacy Development Corporation is inviting students, academics and the public to its annual lecture series to learn about the long term benefits of the 2012 Games and creating Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The lecture series themes are:

• Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: creating a thriving place

• Inclusive Design: a legacy of accessible environments from London 2012

• Towards a Healthier Nation: taking stock of London 2012 and moving on

Now in its fifth year, the lecture series provides an opportunity for academics, students and the public interested in discussing the issues around place-making, design and sport and healthy living, with a panel of expert speakers.

Dennis Hone, interim Chief Executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, said:

“These lectures are a great forum for people to learn more about our plans for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and debate and discuss the challenges of creating it, from accessible design for the venues and parklands through to using the Games as a catalyst for healthy living.”

The events are free and open to everyone though places are strictly limited to a first come first served basis. Simply register here.

Below are details of all three lectures which have a series of panel presentations followed by Q & A sessions. Panel members include Legacy Corporation, Olympic legacy partners or stakeholders and specialist academic speakers.

Lecture 1: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: creating a thriving place

Details: Date: 22 November, 2012 Time: 6pm – 8pm

Location: London South Bank University, Castle Lecture Theatre, London Road Building, London Road SE1 6LN.

Speakers include:

• Paul Brickell, Executive Director of Regeneration and Community Partnerships London Legacy Development Corporation,

• Steve Stride, Chief Executive, Poplar HARCA Housing Association

• Professor Iain MacRury, Director, East London Research Institute, UEL

• Matt Beasley, Project Director, International Quarter, Stratford City, Lend Lease

Lecture 2: Inclusive Design: a legacy of accessible environments from London 2012

Details: Date: 29 November, 2012: Time: 6pm – 8 pm

Location: Lecture Theatre 3, Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, 1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 4AN.

Speakers include:

• Kathryn Firth, Chief of Design, London Legacy Development Corporation,

• Professor Graeme Evans, Urban Culture and Design, Brunel University

• Margaret Hickish, Managing Director, Design 4 Inclusion Ltd

• Julie Fleck OBE, Principal Adviser – Access and Inclusion, Greater London Authority

Lecture 3: Towards a Healthier Nation: Taking Stock of London 2012 and Moving On

Details: Date: 6 December, 2012 Time: 6pm – 8pm

Location: Darwin Room, Hamilton Centre, Brunel University, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH

Speakers include:

• Peter Tudor, Director of Venues, London Legacy Development Corporation,

• Professor Vassil Girginov and Dr Louise Mansfield, Brunel University

• Alan Skewis, Head of 2012 Venues Legacy, London Borough of Newham

• Jane Connor, Assistant Director Health Legacy, NHS East London and the City

To find out more about the lecture series, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Annual Lecture Series’.