Talks and lectures

Never stop learning: come to one of our upcoming talks, public lectures or conferences, led by academic experts from right across our University. Some are open to the public while others are aimed at professionals and practitioners from particular sectors.

An image of the past Public Conference: Old and New, in a lecture hall

As part of their degree second-year Literature and History students take part in an annual public conference, where they present a series of papers based around a central theme. In 2022, reflecting the centenary of ‘Miracle Year’ in the development of modernism the theme is Old and New.

Professor Chris Sansom working on the side of a metal structure
public lecture

Professor Christopher Sansom will explore his career journey in industrial research labs and academia. Find out how his career has involved research on low carbon renewable energy technologies to reduce global warming, developing solar desalination for water-stressed regions of the earth, as well as working on telescopes to search for Earth-like planets around nearby stars.

a wooden carving of holding hands

This symposium will cover projects that involve the arts, creative industries and/or cultural institutions and examples of how public experience and impact has been enhanced through collaborative, interdisciplinary work.

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