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Past Institute lectures

Integrity

What does it mean for a public servant to have integrity? Is it the same as being consistent? What if events demand a change of mind, policy or law? Does working with and for others support integrity or corrode it? Is the creation of a public persona a failure of integrity or a way of protecting the personal self? Can institutions have integrity? Can the sustain important values when individuals lose sight of them? What of the people whom public servants serve: how can the public’s integrity be understood and respected?


Videos

Integrity and the Individual: Keeping Conscience Alive

The Reverend Professor Vernon White, Canon Theologian of Westminster, and Baroness D'Souza


Serving the Public: Mission Impossible?

The Reverend Jane Sinclair, Rector, St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, and the Rt Hon Jack Straw


Public Service Institutions: Custodians or Stiflers of Spirit?

Claire Foster-Gilbert, Director, Westminster Abbey Institute, and Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary, Defra

 


Audio

The Shrine of St Edward the Confessor is one of the most powerful features of the Abbey. To stand in the presence of a man who is both a saint and a monarch is awe-inspiring.

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The Reverend Christopher Stoltz - Minor Canon

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