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From 2004 to 2013 we provided live audio coverage of the Cowdrey Lecture. This annual event is held in the Lord's Nursery Pavilion.
Since 2014, the lecture is available on the Lord's YouTube channel.
The 2013 lecture by former international umpire Simon Taufel was the 13th in the series.
24 July 2013
Afterwards, Alison Mitchell led a discussion with Eoin Morgan, Mike Gatting and Simon himself to chat about some of the issues raised.
Listen to panel discussion mp3 22MB 31m
26 June 2012
4 July 2011
Introduction by Christopher Martin-Jenkins, MCC President (5 mins)
mp3 (3MB) –
Mark Nicholas thanks Kumar for his lecture and introduces a panel discussion (32 mins)
Panel: Michael Holding, Clare Connor, Andrew Strauss and Kumar Sangakkara mp3 (19MB) – ogg (13MB)
19 July 2010
Full event: Stephen Lamb introduces proceedings from the Nursery Pavilion at Lord's, beginning with a welcome by MCC President John Barclay LISTEN (1h35m, 66MB)
Imran Khan - 2010 Cowdrey Lecture LISTEN (31m13s, 21MB)
Mark Nicholas leads a discussion between Steve Finn, Jeff Thompson, Graham Onions & lecturer Imran Khan LISTEN (45m40s, 31 MB)
24 June 2009
Full event: Introduction by Derek Underwood (MCC President), ICC Hall of Fame - Chris Cowdrey accepts cap on behalf of his father Colin, followed by the 9th Cowdrey Lecture by Adam Gilchrist & discussion led by Mark Nicholas. (Commentary by Ralph Dellor) LISTEN (1h42m, 47MB)
Adam Gilchrist's lecture LISTEN (36m, 16.7MB)
Discussion Chaired and introduced by Mark Nicholas LISTEN (43m, 19.9MB)
ICC Hall of Fame Chris Cowdrey accepts a cap on behalf of his father Colin LISTEN (3m, 1.6MB)
10 June 2008
Listen to a full recording of the lecture and the subsequent discussion (mp3 file, 1h12m, 33MB)
Introduction by Mike Brearley, MCC President (mp3 file, 4m, 2MB)
Desmond Tutu Lecture (mp3 file, 26m, 12.2MB)
Discussion: Mark Nicholas, Andrew Strauss, Barry Richards, Mike Brearley (mp3 file, 37m, 17.2MB)
16 July 2007
Listen to an archive of the full evening mp3 download (38mb)
Introduction by MCC President Doug Insole mp3 download (2mb)
Christopher Martin-Jenkins' Cowdrey Lecture in full mp3 download (19mb)
Discussion: Mark Nicholas, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Ravi Shastri & Alastair Cook mp3 download (15mb)
11 July 2006
Archive of the full evening mp3 download (35mb)
Martin Crowe lecture (introduced by MCC President) mp3 (0h55m) (25mb)
Question and answer session chaired by Mark Nicholas, with Martin Crowe, Paul Collingwood & Ramiz Raja mp3 (0h32m) (22mb)
19 July 2005
Archive of the full evening mp3 download (58mb)
(Introduction by MCC President Tom Graveney, followed by Geoffrey Boycott's Cowdrey Lecture
and Q&A session with Mark Nicholas, Geoffrey Boycott, Tony Greig and Rodney Hogg.
Geoff Boycott Lecture mp3 download (31mb)
Question and Answer Session mp3 download (25mb)
19 July 2004
Clive Lloyd delivers the 2004 Colin Cowdrey Lecture on the Spirit of
Cricket (0h39m, 9mb)
Mark Nicholas chairs a debate on the speech, with Alec Stewart, Rudi Koertzen and Clive Lloyd himself (0h38m, 9mb)
Archive of the full evening (1h20m, 19mb)