Past Public Lectures Audience

Past Public Lectures

A selection of videos from our public lecture series

Is it time to legalise cannabis in the UK?

Cannabis leaf

25 April 2018

Dr Thaddeus Muller and Dr Gary Potter, Lancaster University

Anatomy Nights: Matters of the Heart

Skeleton with heart

14 February 2018

Dr Adam Taylor, Lancaster University

The Politics of Fear: The Rise of Right-Wing Populist Politics

Professor Ruth Wodak

8 February 2018

Professor Ruth Wodak, Lancaster University

From Batman to the Walking Dead

Charlie Adlard

12th October 2017

Charlie Adlard and Dr Andrew Tate, Lancaster University

What might Social and Health Care look like in 2025?

Professor David Croisdale-Appleby OBE

8 November 2017

Professor David Croisdale-Appleby OBE, Durham University

How to Build a Star on Earth

Professor Ian Chapman

28 June 2017

Professor Ian Chapman, UK Atomic Energy Authority

The Micro:bit Story

4 April 2017

Dr Joe Finney and James Devine

The Millon Dollar Cheque

Image of Professor Jennie Popay

16 March 2017

Professor Jennie Popay

Paul Farley and Paul Muldoon on the Mersey Poets

Paul Farley and Paul Muldoon in conversation

17 January 2017

Professor Paul Farley and Professor Paul Muldoon

Predicting the Unpredictable: Statistics for Extremes

Image of Professor Jonathan Tawn

27 November 2016

Professor Jonathan Tawn

Unearthing the Private Writings of Sir Humphry Davy

Image of Professor Sharon Ruston

27 October 2016

Professor Sharon Ruston

Ebola and the next pandemic threats

bat eating fruit

27 April 2016

Dr Derek Gatherer

Africa Rising!

Premier David Makhura

21 April 2016

Premier David Makhura, Gauteng City Region


The Hollywood History of Art

Professor Sir Christopher Frayling

22 March 2016

Professor Sir Christopher Frayling

Teaching, tweeting and trolling: our online worlds

Ruskin library with daffodils in the foreground

9 March 2016

Professor Judit Kormos, Dr Karin Tusting, Dr Julia Gillen, Dr Claire Hardaker

How we talk about cancer and why it matters

Cancer Work Cloud

26 January 2016
Professor Elena Semino

How can Companies be a Force for Good?


18 November 2015
Andy Rubin and Dr Rodney Irwin

Film and the Teaching of History

Professor Jeffrey Richards

11 March 2015
Professor Jeffrey Richards

Defying Dementia: From Laboratory to Clinic

David Allsop

22 October 2015
Professor David Allsop and Dr Penny Foulds

Food Glorious Food

Professor Bill Davies CBE

30 March 2015
Professor Bill Davies OBE

Bridging the Great Divide

Alan Milburn

4 March 2015
Alan Milburn

In the Digital Era - Do we still have privacy?

Do we still have privacy lecture panel

10 March 2015
Lt Gen Professor Sir Edmund Burton, Professor Awais Rashid, Professor Nick Coleman, Dr Mike Short CBE, Professor Corrine May-Chahal

Scrap the Car to Save the Planet?

Scrap the car

11 February 2015
Professor Roger Kemp

"Lad Culture" in Education

Professor Carolyn Jackson

21 January 2015
Professor Carolyn Jackson

Beyond the Lancashire Witches: Writing and Freedom

Lancaster Castle

27 November 2014
Department of English and Creative Writing, Lancaster University

What a new nuclear build means to the North West

Nuclear Plant

6 November 2014
Robin Grimes and Professor Malcolm Joyce

Addressing Loneliness and Isolation in Later Life

Older person on bench

3 November 2014
Dame Esther Rantzen, Rt Hon Paul Burstow, Pam Creaven and Professor Christine Milligan

Creating Global Ceremonies

Global Ceremonies Panel

18 September 2014
Clare Amsel and The Very Reverend Dr John Hall

The Bizarre World of Low Temperatures

Low Temperature Talk

30 June 2014
Professor George Pickett FRS and Professor David Lee

End of Life Care

End of Life Care Lecture

24 June 2014
Dame Barbara Monroe, Dr Catherine Walshe and Sue McGraw