CELEBRITY speakers have been invited to Huddersfield University to give public lectures on business, the environment and God.
Two of the speakers from the world of business have been invited by Professor John Thompson, the University's Professor of Entrepreneurship.
Batley-born Dianne Thompson, chief executive of lottery operators Camelot Group plc, will speak on "Fat Cats, Slim Kittens and Balls of Steel" tonight at 7.30pm.
She joined Camelot in 1997 as executive director after doing various jobs including lecturing at Manchester Polytechnic, running her own advertising agency and being the marketing director at Woolworths and the Signet Group.
She was named Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year in 2000.
She will speak in the Canalside West Building's lecture theatre on Firth Street.
Prof David Rhodes, academic entrepreneur and founder of company Filtronic, will speak on the growth of his company on March 5 at 7.30pm.
Filtronic, which he founded in 1977, is a world leader in design and manufacture of many products including components for mobile telecommunications and electronic defence systems.
He employs more than 3,000 people worldwide with an annual turnover of more than $200m.
To attend either lecture, contact Selina Bell at the Huddersfield University Business School for a free ticket on 01484 473631 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Another two lecturers have been invited by the University's Anglican chaplain the Rev Maggie McLean.
Sir John Harman, leader of Kirklees Council for 13 years, is now chairman of the Environment Agency.
He is a member of the Government's New Deal Task Force and was one of the local government advisers to the UK delegation to the Earth Summit in 1992.
His talk on sustainable development will be next Wednesday at 7.15pm.
The Rt Rev Lord John Habgood, former Archbishop of York and life peer, will explore the relationship between science and God in a lecture on Wednesday March 6 at 7.15pm.
Contact the University chaplaincy on 01484 472090.