On Friday, December 5, the University Honors program is proud to host Sir Robert Worcester, one of the most influential figures in 20th-century British politics.
Sir Robert is a University of Kansas alumnus and a Kansas City native. As the founder of Market & Opinion Research International Ltd. (MORI, now Ipsos MORI), Sir Robert became a leading public opinion researcher in Britain and an influential commentator on British and American elections. He is a past-president of the World Association for Public Opinion Research, and in 2005, Her Majesty the Queen named him a Knight Commander for “outstanding services rendered to political, social and economic research and for contribution to government policy and programs.”
Sir Robert has also taught extensively in the UK and the US. He is an Emeritus Chancellor of the University of Kent, an Emeritus Governor of the London School of Economics and Political Science, Visiting Professor at the Institute of Contemporary British History at King’s College London, and the Chancellor’s Lecturer at KU.
During his visit, Sir Robert will speak to current KU Honors students about the history and vital importance of the Magna Carta. He serves as the Deputy Chairman of the Magna Carta Trust and the Chairman of the Magna Carta 2015 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee.