Professorial Inaugural Lectures

The President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Boyle is delighted to announce that we are resuming our Professorial Inaugural Lecture series in all of our Colleges. This will allow all of our new professors an opportunity to share their research with a broad audience, including members of the public, in the presence of family, invited friends and colleagues.

All these lectures are open to the public and free to attend. Each lecture is followed by a reception.

Forthcoming lectures

  • 9 May 2017: Professor Pablo Cortes, School of Law 'Civil justice reform and the changing nature of dispute resolution'
  • 16 May 2017: Professor Alex Clark, Department of Mathematics 'When shape matters: from topology to tilings'
  • 23 May 2017: Professor Emmanuil Georgoulis, Department of Mathematics 'Simulating our world: rigorous mathematics towards smart computational modelling from cell biology to geophysics'
  • 30 May 2017: Professor Kevin Tansey, Department of Geography 'Earth’s Big Brother: using satellite data to monitor our planet'
  • 6 June 2017: Professor Jan Zalasiewicz, Department of Geology 'An Anthropocene pebble: time-capsule for the far future'
  • 13 June 2017: Professor Peter Jaffey, School of Law 'The legal nature of the trust'
    Plus: Professor Penelope Allison, School of Archaeology and Ancient History 'From Maori ovens to the Roman table'
  • 20 June 2017: Professor Stephen Garrett, Department of Engineering 'Fluids mechanics: complexity at all scales'
    Plus: Professor John Bridges, Department of Physics and Astronomy 'Exploring Mars'
  • 22 June 2017: Professor Christine Pullar, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology 'Old dogs for new tricks-The use of salbutamol to regenerate skin, reducing skin wound fibrosis/scars' Please note that this lecture takes place at 12.00pm in the Henry Wellcome Building.

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Time and place

Please check the start time of any lecture you want to attend: some start at 5.30pm, others start at 6.00pm.

Please also check the location: some are in the Ken Edwards Building, others are in the Centre for Medicine.

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If you have any queries about any of these events, please contact