In pursuit of COMEC’s objective of promoting knowledge of military affairs in the academic community, and the academic study of disciplines of importance to the defence establishment, the Council sponsors a series of prestige lectures known as the COMEC Lectures.
These lectures take place roughly every two years. The Lectures are hosted by the Military Education Committee in one of the constituent universities of COMEC. COMEC Lecturers are normally prominent members of the defence community, civilian or military, who speak on topical issues affecting the UK Services and the defence of the UK.
Past COMEC Lectures
|London University||3 Feb 1993||General Sir Peter Inge, Chief of the General Staff|
|Birmingham University||4 April 1997||General R R Fogelman, Chief of Staff USAF||Airpower in International Security: A United States Perspective|
|Liverpool University||11 Oct 1999||General Sir Roger Wheeler, Chief of the General Staff||Keeping the British Army Ready and Fit for Battle in the Post SDR Era|
|Cardiff University||3 Oct 2001||Sir David Davies, President, Royal Academy of Engineering, former Chief Scientist, MoD||Technology in Defence|
|London University||5 March 2004||Lt Gen Sir John Kiszely, Commander Regional Forces and Inspector General Territorial Army||Defence and the Universities in the 21st Century|
|Edinburgh University||10 March 2006||General Sir Michael Walker, Chief of the Defence Staff||Strategic Leadership|
|University of Bristol||27 November 2008||Professor Richard Holmes, Military Historian||Professional and Gifted Amateurs: The British Army on the Western Front 1914-18|