Forthcoming Professorial Inaugural lectures at the University of Leicester announced for spring 2018

Posted by ew205 at Jan 11, 2018 10:35 AM |
Academics share insights on their areas of expertise

Pioneering research from the University of Leicester’s new Professors will be shared with the public at the upcoming Professorial Inaugural Lecture series.

New dates have been set for the spring term which will see academics from around the University offering their unique insights on a wealth of specialist subjects.

If you would like to learn more about the ongoing public health journey surrounding drug users, transformation in the archaeologies of Europe, or the importance of good NHS hospital practice and general practice, experts will be delving into these topics in January’s lectures.

Lectures in January:

  • Thursday 18 January at 6pm: Professor Richard Holland, Leicester Medical School, ‘From Homer to Heroin…a public health journey’, in the George Davies Centre, Lecture Theatre 1.
  • Tuesday 23 January at 5.30pm: Professor Neil Christie, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, 'Archaeologies of Transformation', in Ken Edwards, Lecture Theatre 1.
  • Tuesday 30 January at 6pm: Professor Rodger Charlton, Leicester Medical School, ‘Illness, as opposed to disease, is immeasurable and requires compassion’, in the George Davies Centre, Lecture Theatre 1.

In February, you can find out more about the role of theology in ‘western’ universities, the “Next-Generation Sequencing” technologies (NGS), and how we can revolutionise the processing of mineral ores to metals in a green and environmentally-friendly way. Also in February, Professor John Maltby will explain psychological resilience, and two academics from the School of Education will share their expertise in education.

Lectures in February:

  • Tuesday 6 February at 5.30 pm: Professor Clive Marsh, Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning, 'God and the Modern University: Religion, Radicalisation and the Future of Human Flourishing', in Ken Edwards, Lecture Theatre 1.
  • Tuesday 13 February at 6pm: Professor Carlo Rivolta, Genetics and Genome Biology, ‘Medical genetics in the digital age’, in the George Davies Centre, Lecture Theatre 1.
  • Tuesday 20 February at 5.30pm: Professor Gawen Jenkin, School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, 'Green gold? - How to get metals out of the ground in a 'green' and sustainable way', in Ken Edwards, Lecture Theatre 1.
  • Monday 26 February at 6.00pm: Professor John Maltby, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, ‘The Psychology of Everyday Resilience’, in Henry Wellcome Building, Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre.
  • Professor Rose Griffiths, School of Education, 'Working with wiggly wool: finding ways of supporting learning for children in public care' and Professor Wasyl Cajkler, School of Education, 'A life in teacher education and research, glimpsing the complexity of the classroom', in Ken Edwards, Lecture Theatre 1 (Please note that this lecture has been rescheduled and will now take place on 8 May.)

In March, lectures will cover museum making and the gentrification of rural space. Professor Bob Norman from Leicester Medical School will explore how teaching excellence in higher education might be recognised, and Professor Hartmut Boesch will discuss measuring greenhouse gas exchange from space. Later in the month, Professor Jon Barratt will examine the kidney disease IgA nephropathy, the ground-breaking research that has been conducted in Leicester, and how this has been used to design new treatments.

Lectures in March:

  • Tuesday 6 March at 5.30pm: Professor Suzanne MacLeod, School of Museum Studies, 'Design for Creative Lives (or, why the closure of Launchpad matters)', in Ken Edwards, Lecture Theatre 1.
  • Tuesday 13 March at 5.30 pm: Professor Martin Phillips, School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, 'Hearths, Hobbits and Hipsters: critical and creative explorations in rural space', in Ken Edwards, Lecture Theatre 1 (Please note that this lecture has been postponed.)
  • Thursday 15 March at 6pm: Professor Bob Norman, Leicester Medical School,’ In pursuit of teaching excellence in higher education: what does ‘outstanding’ look like?,’ in the George Davies Centre, Lecture Theatre 1.
  • Tuesday 20 March at 5.30pm: Professor Hartmut Boesch, Department of Physics and Astronomy, 'Watching the Earth Breathe – Measuring the Greenhouse Gas Exchange from Space', in Ken Edwards, Lecture Theatre 1.
  • Tuesday 27 March at 6pm: Professor Jon Barratt, Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, ‘IgA nephropathy-50 years on, where do we go next?,’ in Henry Wellcome Building, Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre.

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

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