2016

Deborah Cameron (University of Oxford), ‘Gender: the unsettling adventures of a feminist keyword’

2015

Susan Watkins (Editor of New Left Review), ‘Social Perspectives in Bad Times: Re-Reading Williams’s Modern Tragedy

2014

Kate Lacey (University of Sussex), ‘Listening: A Keyword Overlooked’

2013

Jim McGuigan (Loughborough University), ‘A Short Counter-Revolution; “Towards 2000” Revisited’

2012

Tony Crowley (University of Leeds), ‘Scouse: A Social and Cultural History’

2011

Anthony Barnett (Founder of openDemocracy), ‘The Long and the Quick of Revolutions: Can the Left Regain the Future from Market Fundamentalism?’

2010

Ben Harker (University of Manchester), ‘Raymond Williams and the Communist Party’

2009

Simon Dentith (University of Reading), ‘Border Country, Then and Now’

2008

Francis Mulhern (Middlesex University), ‘Culture and Society Fifty Years On’