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

Spring Term 2019

  • Tuesday 19 March 2019: Professor Lisa Smith, Department of Criminology 'CSI: Criminology, Science, and Interdisciplinarity' and Professor Dawn Watkins, School of Law 'Playing the way to legal capability'
  • Monday 25 March 2019: Professor Jayne Marshall, School of Allied Health Professions: 'Call the Midwife: the birth of midwifery education and leadership at the University of Leicester'

Summer Term 2019

  • Monday 8 April 2019: Professor David Clarke, School of Allied Health Professions, 'Are you man enough to be a nurse?'
  • Tuesday 30 April: Professor Andrew Hugill, Department of Informatics 'Transdisciplinarity: navigating the borderlands between Art and Science' and Professor Hongji Yang, Department of Informatics
  • Tuesday 7 May: Professor Martin Phillips, School of Geography, Geology and the Environment 'Hearths, Hobbits and Hipsters: critical and creative explorations in rural space' and Professor Gavin Brown, School of Geography, Geology and the Environment 'The everyday geopolitics of sexuality, solidarity and protest'
  • Tuesday 14 May: Professor Anne-Marie Greene, School of Business 'Don’t Go Breaking My Heart! The Dangers and Delights of Loving Your Work' and Professor Chris Wilkins, School of Education 'Why educational values matter more than value: maintaining moral purpose in an age of accountability'
  • Tuesday 21 May 2019: Professor Samantha Johnson, Department of Health Sciences. 'From the cradle to the classroom: Supporting the development of babies born preterm'
  • Tuesday 28 May 2019: Professor George Lewis, School of History, Politics and International Relations 'Un-Americans: A Historian in Search of an Idea'
  • Tuesday 4 June: Professor Andrew Hopper, School of History, Politics and International Relations 'The Human Costs of the British Civil Wars' and Professor Mohamed Shaban, School of Business
  • Tuesday 11 June 2019: Professor Noelle Robertson, Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour.

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

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