Upcoming dates for Professorial Inaugural Lecture series announced

Posted by ew205 at Oct 06, 2017 03:40 PM |
New Professors at the University of Leicester share their specialist area research in a public forum

Academics from the University of Leicester will discuss their areas of expertise as part of the Professorial Inaugural Lecture series, with new dates announced for the final months of 2017.

The lectures are both open to the public and free to attend, providing the opportunity for family and friends of academics as well as members of the public to gain an insight into their cutting-edge research.

The final lectures for this year will run from October to December, covering a breadth of departments and specialist subjects.

In the first lecture of October, Professor Don Jones from the College of Life Sciences will discuss his work on biomarkers, and their potential to transform clinical science. Later in the month, two Professors from the Department of Criminology will tackle societal issues such as social justice for sex workers and hate crime.

Lectures in October:

  • 9 October at 6.00 pm: Professor Don Jones, College of Life Sciences Department of Cancer Studies, ‘The Analytical Translation of Biomarkers from Bench to Bedside’ in Henry Wellcome Building, Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre.
  • 18 October 12.00 pm: Professor Teela Sanders, Department of Criminology, 'Social Justice for Sex Workers: Stigma, Violence and Bad Laws' in Henry Wellcome Building, Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre.
  • 18 October 12.00 pm: Professor Neil Chakraborti, Department of Criminology, 'Beyond Empty Promises and Flawed Responses? Tackling the Harms of Hate' in Henry Wellcome Building, Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre.

(Professor Sanders and Professor Chakraborti will each present a half-hour lecture)

In November, Professor Zoe Radnor, Dean of the School of Business, will examine Lean - or the Toyota Production System. Subsequently, Professor Sarah Gabbott from the Department of Geography, Geology and the Environment will explain how the anatomy of animals can help to identify their fossil counterparts.

Lectures in November:

  • 21 November at 6.30pm: Professor Zoe Radnor, School of Business, ‘We don’t make cars, do we?: Understanding how manufacturing techniques are (not) relevant to public services’ in Centre for Medicine, Lecture Theatre 1.
  • 28 November at 6.00pm Professor Sarah Gabbott, School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, ‘The weird and the wonderful: interpreting the evolution of life through fossils’ in Centre for Medicine, Lecture Theatre 1.

In December, Professor Shaun Cowley from the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology will discuss the 25 years he has spent studying mechanisms of gene regulation - the ‘molecular on/off switch’. The following week, Professor Sarah Knight from the School of English will evaluate the literary culture of early modern universities, in particular discussing the educational contexts that formed students in this period as thinkers and writers.

Lectures in December:

  • 4 December at 6.00 pm: Professor Shaun Cowley, College of Life Sciences Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, ‘Gene regulation: 25 years spent trying to understand the on/off switch’ in Centre for Medicine, Lecture Theatre 1.
  • 12 December at 6.00 pm: Professor Sarah Knight, School of English, ‘‘Be frequent in exercising your stile, & invention’: Learning and Performance at the Early Modern Universities’ in Centre for Medicine, Lecture Theatre 1.

You can find out more about the Professorial Inaugural Lectures here: http://www2.le.ac.uk/institution/inaugural-lectures

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