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Inaugural Lecture Series

Inaugural Lecture Series

Are you ready to embark on a journey of knowledge and inspiration? Join us for a series of captivating inaugural lectures and immerse yourself in the world of intellectual exploration and thought-provoking sessions.

Inaugural lectures are celebration of our academics’ outstanding research excellence and an achievement of contributions to their field of research. These celebratory events will enable the University to come together to give conferment to academics who have achieved the accolade of Professorship and Associate Professorship.

Inaugural lecture with David Warnock Smith
Inaugural lecture with Kartini

The series will provide an insight on perspectives and issues, topics include the role of aviation in long-distance transport, the notion of identity and the idea of ‘home’ explored within the realms of photography and the psychology of sporting excellence and paediatric emergency care.

This is your chance to ask questions and delve deeper into the topics discussed. Everyone is welcome and these lectures are free to attend.

Upcoming lectures

Previous lectures

  • An Inaugural Lecture by Professor Paul Morgan on 17 April 2024. 'The Ordinary magic of Team Resilience – a view from inside the huddle'. Professor Paul Morgan is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) at Buckinghamshire New University, a member of the University Executive Team and leads on the university’s education strategy to deliver teaching and learning excellence.
  • A Professorial Lecture by Professor David Warnock-Smith (School of Aviation and Security). An insatiable need or an insatiable desire, examining long-distance transport and the role of aviation within it in October 2023. Watch the recording.
  • An Inaugural Lecture by Sri-Kartini Leet (School of Art, Design and Performance). Expanding the photographic archive: Framing identity, community, and history through participatory practice on Thursday 30 November 2023. Watch the recording.

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