• 27 January 2009: Professor John Mayberry, Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine ‘Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Past, Present and Future’
  • 3 February 2009: Professor Al Rainnie, Centre for Labour Market Studies ‘Does the East Midlands Exist?’
  • 10 February 2009: Professor Tomasz Spyt, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences ‘Interventions for Heart Valve Disease’
  • 17 February 2009: Professor Ian Hutchby, Department of Sociology ‘The Incitement to Communicate: Professional Vision and Discourse Practice in Child Counselling’
  • 24 February 2009: Professor Elizabeth Draper, Department of Health Sciences ‘From Prematurity and Beyond...’
  • 10 March 2009: Professor Steven Brown, School of Management ‘The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere: Remembering and Forgetting in Organised Settings’  
  • 17 March 2009: Professor Tina Jarvis, School of Education ‘Changing European Primary Pupils’ and their Teachers’ Attitudes to Science’
  • 24 March 2009: Professor Derek Raine, Department of Physics and Astronomy ‘About the Universe: The Unintended Consequences of Physics’
  • 28 April 2009: Professor Andrew Fry, Department of Biochemistry ‘How Cells Control the Great Divide’
  • 5 May 2009: Professor Paul Watson, Department of Health Sciences ‘Reducing the Burden of Chronic Pain’
  • 12 May 2009: Professor Chris Brightling, Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation ‘It's All in the Name: Unravelling the Complexity of Airways Disease’
  • 19 May 2009: Professor Michael Warrington, Department of Engineering ‘Radio, the Atmosphere and the Arctic’
  • 26 May 2009: Professor Anthony Gershlick, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences ‘Percutaneous Coronary Intervention - Academic Plumbers Unlimited Est. 1977’
  • 2 June 2009: Professor Dawei-Gu, Department of Engineering ‘Towards More Reliable and Intelligent Air Vehicles’
  • 9 June 2009: Professor Nicholas Hartell, Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology ‘Watching the Brain Learn with Projectors and Jellyfish’
  • 16 June 2009: Professor John Coffey, Department of Historical Studies ‘Let my People Go! Visions of Deliverance from the Puritans to the Abolitionists’
  • 23 June 2009: Professor Tim Yeoman, Department of Physics and Astronomy ‘Waves in Planetary Magnetic Fields’
  • 6 October 2009: Professor Douglas Tallack, College of Arts, Humanities and Law ‘The Line of History: The Iconophiles and New York City, 1894-1939’
  • 17 November 2009: Professor Martyn Mahaut-Smith, Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology ‘Channelling the Way to a Greater Understanding of Platelet Activation in Health and Disease’


  • 19 January 2010: Professor Michael Petterson, Department of Geology ‘Making a Difference: Applications of Geoscience Around the World’
  • 26 January 2010: Professor Mark Carr, Department of Biochemistry ‘Protein Structure and Function, from Basic Biology to Rational Drug Design’
  • 16 February 2010: Professor Phil Shaw, School of English ‘Suffering and Sentiment in Romantic Military Art’
  • 2 March 2010: Professor Sergey Levendoroskii, Department of Mathematics ‘Financial Engineering: A Short History and Current Challenges’
  • 9 March 2010: Professor David Pollock, Department of Economics ‘Nitates, Salt and Water: Maintaining the Fertility of Agriculture’
  • 16 March 2010: Professor Mark Sims, Department of Physics and Astronomy ‘Green, Grey or Little Squidgy Things, Where and What is Alien Life?’
  • 23 March 2010: Professor Mark Lansdale, School of Psychology ‘The Applied Psychology of Elegance and Disorder’
  • 11 May 2010: Professor Julie Coleman, Professor of English Language ‘Pirates, Prisoners and Pork-Pies: Slang Dictionaries and their Makers’
  • 18 May 2010: Professor Sarah Hainsworth, Professor of Materials Engineering ‘The Engineer's Toybox’
  • 25 May 2010: Professor Carlo Ruzza, Professor of Political Sociology ‘Politics, Anti-Politics and Civil Society’
  • 1 June 2010: Professor Catrin Pritchard, Professor of Biochemistry ‘Targeting Cancer - Sending in the RAF’
  • 22 June 2010: Professor Iain Squire, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine ‘Healing Broken Hearts: A Midsummer Night’s Tale’
  • 29 June 2010: Professor Emmanuel Haven, Professor of Managment ‘The Use of Physics Concepts in Psychology and Finance: Where Next?’
  • 5 October 2010: Professor Elizabeth Murphy, College of Social Sciences ‘Quiet Coercions: Medicine, Motherhood and Morality’
  • 12 October 2010: Professor Emmanuel Haven, School of Management ‘The use of Physics concepts in Psychology and Finance: Where Next?’
  • 19 October 2010: Professor Yvonne Jewkes, Department of Criminology '”Architecture cures crime”: but can it cure cancer?’
  • 26 October 2010: Professor Richard Willingale, Department of Physics and Astronomy ‘Great Explosions’
  • 2 November 2010: Professor Richard Sandell, School of Museum Studies ‘Museums, Moralities and Human Rights’
  • 9 November 2010: Professor Nicole Snashall, Department of Mathematics ‘Patterns and Invariants in Mathematics’
  • 7 December 2010: Professor Paul O'Brien, Department of Physics and Astronomy ‘The Universe: How far can we see?’
  • 14 December 2010: Professor Paul Jarvis, Department of Biology ‘The Importance of Import: How plant chloroplasts get the proteins they need’


  • 18 January 2011 Professor Martin Tobin, Department of Health Sciences ‘Genetics of common diseases: How much do we know and where are we going?’
  • 25 January 2011: Professor Alex Sutton, Department of Health Sciences ‘Analysing the data you haven't got: Overcoming publication bias in systematic reviews’
  • 8 February 2011: Professor Bruno Morgan, Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Sciences ‘Cancer and Death: Are we asking the right questions? ‘
  • 15 February 2011: Professor Nikolai Brilliantov, Department of Maths and Computer Science ‘Statistical mechanics of granular matter: Simple concepts and complex phenomena’
  • 22 February 2011: Professor David Gentilcore, School of Historical Studies ‘Seeds from Eldorado: The impact of new world plants on Italy, 1500-1900’
  • 1 March 2011: Professor John Remedios, Department of Physics and Astronomy ‘Hot houses to cool clouds: Earth's climate from space’
  • 15 March 2011: Professor Kirsten Malmkjaer, School of Modern Languages ‘What is it about translation...?’
  • 22 March 2011: Professor Gail Marshall, School of English ‘1859: Customs and Curating’
  • 29 March 2011: Professor Chris Edwards, Department of Engineering ‘Safety, Survivability and Slinding Modes’
  • 17 May 2011: Professor Michael Pont ‘The Vegetarian Option’
  • 24 May 2011: Professor Nick Brindle ‘Cell Signalling from Molecular Mechanisms to Medicines and Beyond’
  • 7 June 2011: Professor Andrew Ellis ‘The Light Fantastic: Using lasers to explore the molecular world’
  • 28 June 2011: Professor Robert Sayers ‘Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm – Defusing the time bomb in the abdomen’
  • 11 October 2011: Professor Robert Fern, Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology ‘Your brain is made from cables and glue’
  • 25 October 2011: Professor Steve Milan, Department of Physics and Astronomy ‘Sun et Lemiere: Solar control of the Northern Lights’
  • 1 November 2011: Professor Nisha Dogra, Department of Psychology  ‘Quality clinical education: Why it really matters?’
  • 29 November 2011: Professor Nicola Cooper, Department of Health Sciences ‘The five Ws (and one H) of HTA’
  • 6 December 2011: Professor Gordon Harold, School of Psychology ‘The Nature of Nurture: Utilising Genetically Sensitive Research Designs to Inform Family Focused Policies and Practices’


  • 17 January 2012: Professor Mark Purnell, Department of Geology ‘Broken teeth, rotten fish, and our earliest vertebrate ancestors: the glamorous world of experimental palaeobiology’
  • 24 January 2012: Professor Andrew Blain, Department of Physics and Astronomy ‘Finding extreme galaxies hiding in the infrared'
  • 31 January 2012: Professor Paul Symonds, Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine ‘Cancer: Past, Present and Future’
  • 7 February 2012: Professor Ellen Allandale, Department of Sociology ‘Who's Worse off? Quandaries in the Study of Gender and Health’
  • 14 February 2012: Professor Geerten Vuister, Department of Biochemistry ‘The Hierarchical Structure of Biomolecules is Key to Their Functioning. A Journey into the Field of Structural Biology’
  • 21 February 2012: Professor Monica Whitty, Department of Media and Communication ‘The psychology of the dark side of cyberspace’
  • 28 February 2012: Professor Peter Lunt, Department of Media and Communication ‘Reason and emotion in television talk shows: Ethical dilemmas in the public sphere’
  • 6 March 2012: Professor David Pedder, School of Education ‘The promise and perils of School-University Partnerships’
  • 20 March 2012: Professor Kevin Schurer, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research and Enterprise ‘The Local Historian's Theme: Revisited’
  • 8 May 2012: Professor Peter King, School of Historical Studies ‘Homicidal Crime Across Space and Time. Why are some societies so much more murderous than others?’
  • 29 May 2012: Professor Joanna Story, School of Historical Studies ‘Bede and the origins of the Archbishopric of York’
  • 12 June 2012: Professor Hilary Burgess, School of Education ‘Border Crossings: Journeys between Work Place and University’
  • 19 June 2012: Professor Tanya Vladimirova, Department of Engineering ‘Microelectronics and Embedded Systems for Space Applications’
  • 26 June 2012: Professor Artur Jaworski, Department of Engineering ‘Thermoacoustic Technologies: from Fundamentals to Applications’
  • 16 October 2012: Professor Ruth Luthi-Carter, Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology ‘Deciphering molecular clues to better understand human neurodegenerative disease’
  • 30 October 2012: Professor Vincenzo Denicolo, Department of Economics ‘Do Patents Promote or Impede Innovation?’
  • 13 November 2012: Professor Jon Scott, School of Biological Sciences, ‘Ut Vitam Habeant - Student Retention and Success’
  • 20 November 2012: Professor Douglas Tincello, Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine ‘To Pee or Not To Pee, that is the question - Continence research with women’
  • 4 December 2012: Professor Sergei Petrovskiy, Department of Mathematics ‘Understanding ecological complexity through mathematical models’

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