Changing the lens on mental health – AUA Annual Lecture 2020

This lecture will take place via Zoom.

Free and exclusive to AUA Members

16.00 to 17.00

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

About this Event

As an AUA member you are invited to join us for the 23rd Annual Lecture which will be delivered by Alastair Campbell.

A highlight of the AUA calendar and an exclusive free member event, the Annual Lecture aims to entertain, challenge and inform you with a high profile speaker.

For the first time, our Annual Lecture will be delivered online. Whilst we are disappointed not to be able to catch up with old colleagues and meet new members at this year’s event, we are delighted to be able to offer this membership benefit to many more members across the UK and beyond.

About the lecture

Why we need to change the way we think, talk and act about mental health and mental illness.

Alastair Campbell discusses his new book LIVING BETTER – how I learned to survive depression, and urges a new approach to mental health and mental illness. 

Interested in becoming an AUA Member? Find out more and how to join here.

Details in brief

Location: Online via Zoom

Date: 24 November 2020

Time: 16:00 to 17.00

Fees: Free and exclusive to AUA members


Alastair Campbell

For ten years Alastair Campbell was Tony Blair’s right hand man as communications strategist and chief spokesman, often witnessing history in the making. He remains a key figure on the political stage, with considerable connections on both sides of the Atlantic.

As the most influential Government advisor Alastair was no stranger to controversy, working the headlines and occasionally making them. He is one of four credited with creating New Labour, fighting numerous battles in their pursuit of modernisation. He was reviled by parts of the media but still respected for his commitment, creativity, loyalty and work rate.

Since resigning Alastair has published three volumes of his diaries as well as other autobiographical books and novels, and written extensively on sport and politics. He is the Editor-at-Large of The New European, has advised several bodies and organisations and stepped up his fundraising efforts for Leukaemia Research (Alastair is chairman of fundraising for the charity). He’s also accompanied the British and Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand.

[back to top]


We are delighted to let you know that this year’s Annual Lecture is kindly sponsored by Worktribe. With over 150,000 users at leading universities across the UK, Worktribe is the ultimate platform for research and curriculum management.

Worktribe’s evolving, cloud-based software transforms higher education administration through better collaboration, more efficiency and more transparency. It’s intuitive, secure and easy to integrate.

Join the 38 universities who stand by Workribe’s approach of “configuration not customisation” and work together to make sure that your software empowers higher education teams now, and in the future.  

You can find more information about the organisation on the Worktribe website.

Got a question?

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.