On 23 March 2011, CASE Europe and Universities UK presented a national debate on the role of philanthropy in supporting higher education and the arts. With state support for higher education and the arts diminishing, the role of private contributions to Britain's universities and cultural organisations is increasingly significant.
Chaired by Joanna Motion, then CASE's vice president for international operations, the simulcast included these confirmed speakers:
Rory Brooks, co-founder, MML Capital Partners and Philanthropist; chair, Global Leadership Board, University of Manchester
Ron Gray, director of development and alumni relations, University of Loughborough
Julia Peyton-Jones, director, Serpentine Gallery
Professor Eric Thomas, vice-chancellor, University of Bristol; chair of the board of trustees, CASE Europe; and vice president, Universities UK
Professor Lord Winston, professor of Science and Society, Imperial College London; chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University; chairman, The Royal College of Music and member of the Council, Surrey University
A recording of the simulcast can be purchased in the CASE Store.