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

Spring Term 2018

  • Tuesday 6 February 2018: Professor Clive Marsh, Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning, 'God and the Modern University: Religion, Radicalisation and the Future of Human Flourishing'
  • Tuesday 13 February 2018: Professor Carlo Rivolta, Genetics and Genome Biology, ‘Medical genetics in the digital age’.
  • Tuesday 20 February 2018: Professor Gawen Jenkin, Department of Geology, 'Green gold? - How to get metals out of the ground in a 'green' and sustainable way'
  • Monday 26 February 2018: Professor John Maltby, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, ‘The Psychology of Everyday Resilience’.
  • Tuesday 6 March 2018: Professor Suzanne MacLeod, School of Museum Studies, 'Design for Creative Lives (or, why the closure of Launchpad matters)'
  • Tuesday 13 March 2018: Professor Martin Phillips, Department of Geography, 'Hearths, Hobbits and Hipsters: critical and creative explorations in rural space'
  • Thursday 15 March, 2018: Professor Bob Norman, Leicester Medical School, In pursuit of teaching excellence in higher education: what does ‘outstanding’ look like?
  • Tuesday 20 March 2018: Professor Hartmut Boesch, Department of Physics and Astronomy, 'Watching the Earth Breathe – Measuring the Greenhouse Gas Exchange from Space'
  • Tuesday 27 March 2018: Professor Jon Barratt, Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, ‘IgA nephropathy-50 years on, where do we go next?’

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'
  • Tuesday 15 May 2018: Professor Graham Wynn, Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Tuesday 22 May 2018: Professor Effie Law, Department of Computer Science
  • Tuesday 5 June 2018: Professor Bibek Gooptu, Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

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