London Conferences

Conferences & Events

Notre Dame International’s mission in London is to create a vibrant, educational, intellectual, and spiritual center where students and scholars can engage with each other. The London Global Gateway works to dynamically broaden Notre Dame's engagement with the region and foster international connectivity, serving as a conduit between campus, and the wider UK and American University network. 

The London Global Gateway positions itself as a welcoming, impressive and open-minded venue, where discussion is encouraged. Join the mailing list to stay up to date with news and events.


Annual Lecture Series

The Gateway hosts a number of annual lectures, inviting a prominent academic, scholar or expert to talk about their area of study. These lectures are designed to reach out to the local scholarly audience, seeking to develop and nurture connections to the wider community,  

Shakespeare Lecture

The Annual London Shakespeare Lecture in Honor of Stanley Wells brings together experts in different spheres of study and practice to explore Shakespeare and his works. The event is hosted by the London Global Gateway in collaboration with The Shakespeare Institute and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Past topics have included 'Shakespeare on the Road' and 'Eighty Years of Shakespeare'.

Past lectures

Notre Dame Student-Alumni Lecture

Since 2009, the  London Global Gateway has hosted the Notre Dame Student-Alumni Lecture, co-sponsored by Notre Dame International and the Notre Dame Club of United Kingdom - London. The lectures bring together Notre Dame students, alumni, and leaders in academia and business from around the world to discuss international topics in an interactive and engaging environment. Past topics have included 'Live Digital Media Production: The Wild West of the Internet' and 'Music and the Olympics: A Soundtrack for Competition, Ceremony and Celebration'.

Past lectures

Ushaw Lecture

In collaboration with The Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University, the London Global Gateway hosts the Ushaw Lecture in London each year. Named after a former Catholic seminary that has now become a part of the Durham residential research library, the lecture is part of a series aimed at presenting the variety of research that can be conducted at Durham University's historical collections to the general public. The inaugural lecture took place in December 2017.