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 15 January 2019: Professor Umesh Kadam, Department of Health Sciences. 'From a trickle to a gold rush: will the ‘well of data’ save healthcare?'
  • Tuesday 29 January 2019: Professor Elaine Boyle, Department of Health Sciences. 'Not quite ready for the big, wide world: the challenges of moderate-late prematurity'
  • Tuesday 5 February 2019: Professor Eugene Zhang, Department of Informatics: 'Providing elder people a happier life by AI'
  • Tuesday 12 February 2019: Professor Laura Gray, Department of Health Sciences. ''Hide and seek: Finding those at risk of Type 2 diabetes'
  • Tuesday 19 February 2019: Professor Jonathan Chambers, Department of Engineering 'A Guided Tour of Signal Processing and its Applications'
  • Tuesday 5 March 2019: Professor Ross Parry, School of Museum Studies 'Building digitally confident museums – one by one' and Professor Jocelyn Dodd, School of Museum Studies
  • Tuesday 12 March 2019: Professor Haito Ye, Department of Engineering and Professor Ivan Tyukin, Department of Mathematics
  • Tuesday 19 March 2019: Professor Lisa Smith, Department of Criminology 'CSI: Criminology, Science, and Interdisciplinarity' and Professor Dawn Watkins, School of Law
  • 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
  • Tuesday 26 March 2018: Professor Graham Wynn, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Summer Term 2019

  • Monday 8 April 2019: Professor David Clarke, School of Allied Health Professions
  • 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 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.
  • Tuesday 25 June 2019: Professor Bee Tan, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences.

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