Lunchtime Lectures

The Lunchtime Lecture series gives Researchers across the University of Leicester the opportunity to present their research to a public audience at the Leicester Adult Education College. Please read on to see the timetable of upcoming topics:



Lunchtime Lecture Series 2018

19th January 2018 Simon Joyce "White dwarf stars which are the remains of dead stars and they can be used to study the history of our galaxy"
26th January 2018 Liam McCarthy "1976 - How BBC Radio Leicester changed the face of Asian broadcasting in England"
2nd February 2018 Rebecca Lawton "Anglo-Saxon perceptions of the city of Rome: correspondence and exchange in the 7th and 8th centuries"
9th February 2018 Meera Chauhan "Investigating Aspirin and Ticagrelor for the reduction of Tumour cell induced platelet aggregation"
23rd February 2018 Sarah Scheffler "The change and expression of identities in/through material culture"
2nd March 2018 Julie Lane "Undertaking a study of the reputation of the film director John Schlesinger"
9th March 2018 Karen Appiah "Blood pressure variability in acute stroke"
16th March 2018 Seyda Eruyar "The effect of parental functionality on the mental health of Syrian refugee children"
23rd March 2018 Michael Okun "Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)"
6th April 2018 Elina Fokiceva "Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Use by the British Broadcast Media: How Journalists Negotiate Drone Policies in News Production"
27th April 2018 Phil Batman "Migration of kinship (big) families out of Swaledale in Yorkshire and into York in the nineteenth century"
4th May 2018 Nicholas Schenk "Statelessness and the right to citizenship"
11th May 2018 Victoria McGowan “The science behind reading”
18th May 2018 Haward Soper "x-phi and why it is useless"
25th May 2018 Ryan Nutting "Frederick Horniman and the Horniman Free Museum at the end of the nineteenth century"
8th June 2018 David Wilkin "I’d Rather Walk - Except I Can’t: Abuse of Disabled People on Public Transport."
15th June 2018 Mark Waddington "What is constructed in a constructive meeting?"

Attending a Lecture

All of the Lunchtime Lectures are on Friday's and free and open to the public, with no need to book in advance. The lectures last approximately 20 minutes, starting at 12:30.

Lectures are held at the Leicester Adult Education College, on Friday lunchtimes during the College's academic term time.

Map from University campus to Adult Education College

Delivering a Lecture

If you are interested in delivering a lecture, please email Kelly McCormack on

Each lecture should be approximately 20 minutes in length, aimed at an audience of the general public (i.e. with no specific academic background) and address both the aims and the rationale of your specific research topic.

Research Students may find training on delivering talks to non-specialist audiences useful and can find booking information for these workshops here: Research Student Training Programme.

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