Inaugural Lecture Series

Inaugural lectures are important flagship events in the Faculty of Science.

Our inaugural lectures are held by academic staff who have been newly appointed as professors, to celebrate the varied research we do across the faculty and inspire future scientists.

We host inaugural lectures throughout the academic year. They are free and open to everyone. These lectures are a great way of finding out more about the varied subjects our scientists are investigating and the applications of their research in society.

We will be hosting 19 inaugural lectures in 2023. A list of these lectures is provided below, with additional details and links to recorded sessions being provided as we confirm each lecture.

You can also watch recordings of lectures from previous years on our past lectures webpage.

Inaugural Lecture Series 2023

The table below provides the dates this year's speakers will be presenting.

Date Speaker School/Dept
Thursday 9 February 2023 Professor Gavin Lear Biological Sciences
Tuesday 21 March 2023  Professor Rochelle Constantine
Biological Sciences
Thursday 23 March 2023  Professor Margaret Stanley Biological Sciences
Wednesday 7 June 2023  Professor Jan Eldridge Physics
Tuesday 10 October 2023 Professor Mark Dickson Environment 
Tuesday 28 November 2023 Professor Geoffrey Waterhouse Chemical Sciences
TBC Professor Giovanni Coco Environment
TBC Professor Jon Sperry  Chemical Sciences
TBC Professor Lynette Tippett Psychology 
Tuesday 30 May 2023 Professor Vivien Kirk  Mathematics
TBC Professor Russell Miller Statistics 
TBC Professor Siew-Young Quek  Chemical Sciences 
TBC Professor Frederique Vanholsbeeck  Physics 
TBC Professor Kerry Loomes Biological Sciences 
TBC Professor Bruno Fedrizzi Chemical Sciences
TBC Professor Giovanni Russello Computer Science
TBC Professor Kevin Simon Environment
TBC Associate Professor Kerry Gibson  Psychology