Public lectures by the dozen: dates for your diary

Posted by mjs76 at Sep 22, 2011 09:26 AM |
October is chockablock with public talks at the University of Leicester.

In a packed programme of events, the University of Leicester has no fewer than 13 public lectures lined up for next month. In fact, you could argue that we have 14 lectures as the genetics event on Tuesday 11 October is a double bill of two half-hour talks. All other events are scheduled for one hour.

If you are interested in both genetics and cell physiology you may need a good pair of running shoes on that Tuesday as the lecture on brain structure in the Ken Edwards Building is set to finish at 6.30pm, just as the first GENIE talk starts in the Henry Wellcome Building, a good five-to-ten minutes' walk away.

There is also a decision to be made on Tuesday 25 October when the Holocaust Week talk and book launch in Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 3 clashes with the Physics and Astronomy lecture in Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 1. Please make sure you pick the correct door...

Some of these talks have already been featured separately on Newsblog and others will be promoted in more detail nearer the time. We will try to keep up with them, but as you can see, it’s a busy old month:

Tuesday 4 October 2011

Avoidable waste in producing and reporting research relevant to patients

Allison Wilson Memorial Lecture 2011 by Sir Iain Chalmers DSc, hosted by University of Leicester Medical School and Hope Against Cancer.

  • Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building, 5.30pm, free, More information

Friday 7 October 2011

Peter F Hamilton and Professor George Fraser

Bestselling SF author and director of the Space Research Centre discuss science fiction and science fact as part of the Everybody's Reading Festival.

Tuesday 11 October 2011

Your Brain is Made from Cables and Glue

Public inaugural lecture by Professor Robert Fern (Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology)

GENIE Public Lecture

Professor Anne Willis on 'The control of gene expression following toxic injury' and Dr Colin Glen on 'Mutagens - do they echo in eternity?'

  • Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building, 6.30pm, free, More information

Wednesday 12 October 2011

The Future of Medical Research

Frank May Clinical Sciences Lecture: Public lecture by Professor Sir John Savill, Chief Executive and Deputy Chair of the Medical Research Council

  • Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building, 5.30pm, free, More information

Thursday 13 October 2011

Sustainable gardens for the London Olympic Park

Botanic Garden Annual Lecture, presented by Nigel Dunnett (University of Sheffield)

Wednesday 19 October 2011

First Annual Creative Writing Lecture

Given by Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri, for the School of English.

Monday 24 October 2011

A Young Girl's Flight from the Holocaust

Public lecture by Ruth David for Holocaust Awareness Week. Organised by the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Tuesday 25 October 2011

Accident of Fate: A Personal Account

Public lecture and book launch for Holocaust Awareness Week. Organised by the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Sun et Lumière: solar control of the Northern Lights

Public inaugural lecture by Professor Steve Milan (Department of Physics and Astronomy)

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Anne Widdecombe: Faith and Politics

Annual Provost Derek Hole Lecture.

  • Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, 5.30pm, free (ticket required), More information

Thursday 27 October 2011

Challenging the 'myth of silence'

Public lecture by Professor David Cesarani (Royal Holloway) for Holocaust Awareness Week. 19th Annual Elchanan and Miriam Elkes Memorial Lecture, organised by the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Saturday 29 October 2011

Wall-paintings to Altar Cloths: furnishing the Anglo-Saxon Church

29th annual Brixworth Lecture by Dr Leslie Webster (Senior Curator of Anglo-Saxon Antiquities at the British Museum). Organised by The Friends of All Saints' Brixworth in conjunction with the University of Leicester.

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