Sluckin Lectures

The Sluckin Lecture is an annual event at the University of Leicester to commemorate Professor Wladyslaw Sluckin (1919–1985), one of the original members of the University of Leicester’s Department of Psychology and Head of Department from 1973 until his retirement in 1984. He was Editor of the British Journal of Psychology from 1967 to 1973. He had a lasting influence on generations of students and colleagues and remains an inspiration to the School of Psychology and to British psychology in general.

The first Sluckin Lecture was delivered in 1991 by Professor Patrick Bateson, FRS, of King’s College, Cambridge, and subsequent lecturers are listed below.

2019  Professor Mike Burton, FBA University of York
Face Perception: Recognising Friends and Checking Passports.
Wednesday 1 May 2019, 5.00pm - 6.00pm
Chetwode Lecture Theatre, Ground floor, George Davies Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 7HA
(click to download full pdf)

Previous Lectures: 

  • 2013  Dorothy Bishop, University of Oxford
    Developmental Dyslexia and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Distinct Syndromes or Part of Normal Variation?
  • 2012  Andrew R. Mayes, University of Manchester
    Memory, Brain and Genes – and Some Educational Recommendations
  • 2011  Nicholas J. Mackintosh, University of Cambridge
    Sex differences in intelligence?
  • 2010  Sir Michael Rutter, Kings College London
    Testing Causal Inferences: Naturalistic Studies, ‘Natural Experiments’, Planned Experiments and Animal Models
  • 2009  Trevor W. Robbins, University of Cambridge
    From Impulsivity to Compulsivity
  • 2008  Anthony Dickinson, University of Cambridge
    Mental Time Travel by Animals
  • 2007  Aubrey Manning, University of Edinburgh
    The Animals and Ourselves
  • 2006  Professor Aubrey Manning – CANCELLED Due to ill health lecture rescheduled for 2006/07
  • 2005  Rufus Johnstone, University of Cambridge
    The Evolution of Personality: An Adaptive View of Individual Differences in Behaviour
  • 2004  Colin Blakemore, Chief Executive, Medical Research Council
    Whither Psychology: Wither Psychology?
  • 2003  Nick Chater, University of Warwick
    Simplicity as a Fundamental Cognitive Principle
  • 2002  Adrian Furnham, University College London
    Music While You Work
  • 2001  John Sloboda, University of Keele
    Engaging with Music: Emotion, Motivation and Action
  • 2000  Jeffrey Gray, Institute of Psychiatry
    The Repair of Brain Damage and Cognitive Functioning Using Conditionally Immortalised Neural Stem Cells
  • 1999  Richard Gregory, University of Bristol
    Reflections on Mirrors
  • 1998  Jan B. Deregowski, University of Aberdeen
    The Perceptual Bounds of Artistic Portrayal
  • 1997  No lecture: Switching from Autumn to Spring dates
  • 1996  Robert Hinde, St Johns College, Cambridge
    Violence and War
  • 1995  Patrick Rabbitt, University of Manchester
    Models for the Ageing Mind
  • 1994  Margaret Boden, University of Sussex
    Minds and Machines: Forty Years On
  • 1993  Kacper Miklaszewski, Institute for Research in Music Education, Poland
    Learning Music: Psychological Research in Poland and Eastern Europe
  • 1992  Colwyn Trevarthen, University of Edinburgh
    Infant Communicative Behaviour
  • 1991  Patrick Bateson, King’s College, Cambridge
    Early Learning in Animals

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