The Annual Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture is sponsored by the Bank and dedicated to the memory of Barbados' first native Governor General Sir Winston Scott who died on August 9, 1976. The lecture is held each year in November or December and is delivered by noted intellectuals, experts in their field. Lectures have been delivered on a range of areas eg: Economics, Science, Culture, Health and Religion. Copies are available from the bank.
Published: Once a year. First issue 1976
Celebrates 40th Anniversary of the Lecture Series with Quotes from Past Lectures
Following is a list of all lectures delivered to date:
- 1976: Dr. Ernst F. Schumacher - "Independence and Economic Development"
- 1977: Professor Sir William Hawthorne - "Economic Prospects 1985 - 2000"
- 1978: Professor John. G. Kemeny - "Man and the Computer"
- 1979: Dr. Jean-Pierre Levy - "The Oceans: New Frontiers for Development"
- 1980: Dr. William G. Sharwell - "Planning for the 21st Century"
- 1981: Thomas P. Stafford - "The Future of Man in Space"
- 1982: Jonathan Frimpong-Ansah - "The Future of Black Africa"
- 1983: Professor Sir Kenneth Stuart - "Health Trends in the Eighties"
- 1984: Professor Sir Roy Marshall - "The Role of the Law in the Process of Change"
- 1985: The Reverend Dr. Harvey Cox - "Challenges to Faith and Religion in the Age of High Technology"
- 1986: Dr. DeLisle Worrell - "The Caribbean Economy in the Nineties: Challenge and Response"
- 1987: Professor Edward Kamau Brathwaite - "The Poet and his Place in Barbadian Culture"
- 1988: Dr. E. Theodore Agard - "Nuclear Power and Christian Ethics"
- 1989: Robert Maynard - "Communications in the Shrinking Global Village"
- 1990: Dr. C. Fred Bergsten - "The World Economy after the Cold War"
- 1991: Professor Ali Mazrui - "The World with One Super-Power: Is it a More Dangerous Place?"
- 1992: Dr. Niara Sudarkasa - "Education for Self-Reliance and Self-Respect: A Continuing Challenge for Africa and the African Diaspora"
- 1993: Professor Rudiger Dornbusch - "World Economic Trends - Their Impact on Developing Countries"
- 1994: Professor Paule Marshall - "Language is the Only Homeland: Bajan Poets Abroad"
- 1995: Dr. Therman Evans - "Principles for Living as Long as You Want and Doing as Much as You Want"
- 1996: Maurice Strong - "Environmental Challenges to Developing States in the Twenty-First Century"
- 1997: Professor Oliver Headley - "The Sun Will Still Shine When the Oil Runs Out"
- 1998: Frances Cairncross - "A World Without Distance: Small Developing Societies Too Can Prosper"
- 1999: Gordon Rohlehr - "George Lamming, Kamau Brathwaite: Nationalists, Caribbean Regionalists, Internationalists."
- 2000: Professor Rex Nettleford - "The Caribbean, The African Diaspora and the Third Millennium."
- 2001: Edie Weiner - “A view from the future : an overview of some social, economic, political and technological trends that will shape our future over the next ten years.”
- 2002: Sir Courtney Blackman - “The Free Market in the Context of Globalisation: Myth, Miracle or Menace?”
- 2003: Professor Ian Wilmut - “Cloning in biology and medicine”
- 2004: Dr David Suzuki - “The Environment or the economy, what is the bottom line”
- 2005: Dr. Edward de Bono - "Moving from Information to Innovation"
- 2006: Dr. Carlisle Boyce - "Asia Pacific as an Emerging Economic Powerhouse: Implications for Barbados and the Caribbean Region"
- 2007: Professor Joseph Stiglitz - “Making Globalization Work For Developing Countries”.
- 2008: John Ralston Saul - “Small countries in a big world”
- 2009: Jeremy Rifkin - “The Third Industrial Revolution and a New Social Vision for the 21st Century”
- 2010: Dr. Irene Khan - “Why Freedom Matters: Challenges and Opportunities for Human Rights in the 21st Century”
- 2011: Prof Cardinal Warde - “Science, Technology and Business Education Reform for the Caribbean”
- 2012: Dr. William Darity - “High Unemployment: Global and Local”
- 2013: Dr. Victor Gooding - "A View from 45 Years North - a Barbadian in Canada"
- 2014: Professor Frances Ashcroft - "Diabetes : a Tale of Genes and Sugar"
- 2015: Nicholas Brathwaite - “Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Igniting Economic Growth, Enhancing Global Significance, and Fuelling Socio-Economic Development in the Commonwealth Caribbean”
- 2016: Dr. Richard Drayton - "The Time of Sovereignty: The History of Political Independence and its Future"
2017: Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Right Honourable Patricia Scotland, Q.C. - "Responsiveness, Resilience and Regeneration: Building on Commonwealth Advantage for Good Governance, Prosperity and Progress.”
2018: Dr. Carissa Etienne - "Healthcare Reform and the Role of Technology"
2019: Giza Gaspar Martin - "Human Life is Not Negotiable: Why We Must Act Now on Climate Change"
2020: Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala - "International Cooperation in the Time of COVID"
- 2021: Professor Esther Duflo - "Radical Rethinking of How We Fight Poverty and Develop New Social Policies"
- 2022: Strive Masiyiwa - "How Innovative Entrepreneurs Can and Do Use Technology and Philanthropy to Solve Economic and Social Issues"
Copies of the compilation "Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lectures : 1976 - 1996" are also available.
If you are interested in securing any of these publications or require further information, kindly contact :
Ms Novaline Brewster
Chief, Corporate Communications
Central Bank of Barbados
P.O. Box 1016
Tel: (246) 436-6870
Fax: (246) 427-1431