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 lecture

Summer Term 2018

  • Thursday 3 May 2018: Professor Frank Dudbridge, Department of Health Sciences, 'Polygenic Epidemiology: the whole genome as a risk factor for disease.'
  • Tuesday 8 May 2018: Professor Rose Griffiths, School of Education, 'Working with wiggly wool: finding ways of supporting learning for children in public care' and Professor Wasyl Cajkler, School of Education, 'A life in teacher education and research, glimpsing the complexity of the classroom'

Please note that the lecture by Professor Graham Wynn, scheduled for 15 May, has been postponed.

  • Tuesday 22 May 2018: Professor Effie Law, Department of Informatics, 'A Voyage from Usability to User Experience (UX), Exploring both Effect and Affect'
  • Tuesday 19 June 2018: Professor Bibek Gooptu, Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, 'Molecular Mischief: Studying the choreography of proteins to treat disease.'

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Time and place

Please check the start time and location of any lecture you want to attend as these vary.

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