University of Leicester researchers to engage with the local community through ‘Lunchtime Lecture Series’

Posted by ew205 at Oct 02, 2017 10:05 AM |
Researchers will present their work to public audiences at the Leicester Adult Education College from October to December

Researchers from the University of Leicester are delivering a series of lectures at the Leicester Adult Education College in an open and publicly accessible forum.

The ‘Lunchtime Lecture Series’, coordinated by the Doctoral College at the University of Leicester, runs from the 29 September to 8 December 2017, with a different speaker and topic for each session.

All Lunchtime Lectures are free and open to the public, with no need to book in advance. Each lecture will be approximately 20 minutes long, commencing at 12:30 pm.

On Friday 29 September, Robert Geary Griffin held a lecture on ‘The UK Farm Shop and the Family Farm.’

Further Lectures to be held are:

  • Friday  6 October: ‘A Full Healthy Life? Migration and Health in Post-War Australia’ by Dr Eureka Henrich
  • Friday 13 October: ‘Hypocrisy of Fairness in Research and Management Practice’ by Rasim Kurdoglu
  • Friday 20 October: ‘An Investigation into the Implementation of the Saudi National Educational Reform in Relation to Teacher Professional Development: A Case Study of Female Secondary School’ by Saida Alghamdi
  • Friday 27 October: ‘Protective Compounds Against Drug Cardiotoxicity’ by Meetal Solanki
  • Friday 3 November: ‘Gender in Contemporary Caribbean Literature’ by Leighan Renaud
  • Friday 10 November: ‘Medieval Literature, Gender and Material Culture, Specifically Textiles’ by Rachel Evans
  • Friday 17 November: ‘Studying the Space Environment Around the Earth’ by Alexandra R Fogg
  • Monday 27 November: ‘Brain Blood Flow in Dementia’ by Lucy Beishon
  • Friday 1 December: ‘Cell Division and Cancer: Understanding Protein Structure and Function’ by Leanna Smith
  • Friday  8 December: ‘The History of Traditional Architecture in China’ by Jun Li

Attendees will gain an opportunity to listen to outcomes and analyses of the cutting-edge research being undertaken at the University of Leicester in an easily digestible language and format.

It is a chance to hear about topics that members of the public may not typically have access to, fostering a link between the University of Leicester and the wider community.

It’s also an exciting and unique way to spend a lunch break for current students at the Leicester Adult Education College.

The speakers presenting come from different stages in their research career, and represent the spread of disciplines across the University.

For the presenters, this provides a great forum to communicate their research to a local audience, and an opportunity to highlight the importance and use of research that is largely funded publicly.

Dr Chantal Bielmann, Postgraduate Researcher Development Adviser at the University of Leicester, said: “The Lunchtime Lectures are an excellent collaborative endeavour between the University and the Leicester Adult Education Centre.

“We enjoy organising these lecture series, which are an excellent opportunity for University of Leicester researchers. This upcoming year in particular looks to feature fascinating talks from across a variety of disciplines.”

Further information about Lunchtime Lectures can be found here:



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