The Centre hosts regular lectures, talks and webinars featuring well-known political commentators.
Guest speakers have included:
- Sir David Lidington, former Cabinet Minister
- James Meadway, former advisor to John McDonnell MP
- Baroness Judith Blake, former Leader of Leeds City Council
- Brian Groom, author of 'Northerners'
- Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future
- Prof Diane Coyle, author and academic
John Denham is also a frequent guest speaker at events organised by other institutions.