Experience the cutting edge of teaching and research with talk by experts

Public Lectures

Experience the cutting edge of teaching and research with talks by experts from Lancaster University and around the world.

At our public lectures you'll hear from outstanding speakers on diverse and fascinating subjects.

Contact us at public-events@lancaster.ac.uk to join our mailing list!

Upcoming public lectures:

Watch the videos of our past lectures

Forensic anthropology in the real world

Forensic anthropology in the real world

10/12/2018 - Prof Dame Sue Black OBE, Lancaster University

Talking about Brexit - voices from before and after the referendum

Talking about Brexit - voices from before and after the referendum

17/10/2018 - Dr Veronika Koller, Lancaster University

Is it time to legalise cannabis in the UK?

Is it time to legalise cannabis in the UK?

25/04/2018 - Dr Thaddeus Muller and Dr Gary Potter, Lancaster University

Anatomy Nights: Matters of the Heart

Anatomy Nights: Matters of the Heart

14/02/2018 Dr Adam Taylor, Lancaster University

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

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

8/02/2018 - Prof Ruth Wodak, Lancaster University

From Batman to the Walking Dead

From Batman to the Walking Dead

12/10/2017 - Charlie Adlard and Dr Andrew Tate, Lancaster University

What might Social and Health Care look like in 2025?

What might Social and Health Care look like in 2025?

8/11/2017 - Prof David Croisdale-Appleby OBE, Durham University

How to Build a Star on Earth

How to Build a Star on Earth

28/06/2017 - Prof Ian Chapman, UK Atomic Energy Authority

The Micro:bit Story

The Micro:bit Story

4 April 2017 - Dr Joe Finney and James Devine

The Millon Dollar Cheque

The Millon Dollar Cheque

16/03/2017 - Prof Jennie Popay

Paul Farley and Paul Muldoon on the Mersey Poets

Paul Farley and Paul Muldoon on the Mersey Poets

17/01/2017 - Prof Paul Farley and Prof Paul Muldoon

Predicting the Unpredictable: Statistics for Extremes

Predicting the Unpredictable: Statistics for Extremes

27/11/2016 - Prof Jonathan Tawn

Unearthing the Private Writings of Sir Humphry Davy

Unearthing the Private Writings of Sir Humphry Davy

27/10/2016 - Prof Sharon Ruston

Ebola and the next pandemic threats

Ebola and the next pandemic threats

27/04/2016 - Dr Derek Gatherer

Africa Rising!

Africa Rising!

21/04/2016 - Premier David Makhura, Gauteng City Region

The Hollywood History of Art

The Hollywood History of Art

22/03/2016 - Prof Sir Christopher Frayling

How we talk about cancer and why it matters

How we talk about cancer and why it matters

26/01/2016 - Prof Elena Semino

How can Companies be a Force for Good?

How can Companies be a Force for Good?

18/11/2015 - Andy Rubin and Dr Rodney Irwin

Defying Dementia: From Laboratory to Clinic

Defying Dementia: From Laboratory to Clinic

22/10/2015 - Prof David Allsop and Dr Penny Foulds

Food Glorious Food

Food Glorious Food

30/03/2015 - Prof Bill Davies OBE

Film and the Teaching of History

Film and the Teaching of History

11/03/2015 - Prof Jeffrey Richards

In the Digital Era - Do we still have privacy?

In the Digital Era - Do we still have privacy?

10/03/2015 - Lt Gen Prof Sir Edmund Burton, Prof Awais Rashid, Prof Nick Coleman, Dr Mike Short CBE, Prof Corrine May-Chahal

Bridging the Great Divide

Bridging the Great Divide

4/03/2015 - Rt. Hon Alan Milburn

Scrap the Car to Save the Planet?

Scrap the Car to Save the Planet?

11/02/2015 - Prof Roger Kemp

"Lad Culture" in Education

"Lad Culture" in Education

21/01/2015 - Prof Carolyn Jackson

Beyond the Lancashire Witches: Writing and Freedom

Beyond the Lancashire Witches: Writing and Freedom

27/11/2014 - Department of English and Creative Writing, Lancaster University

Addressing Loneliness and Isolation in Later Life

Addressing Loneliness and Isolation in Later Life

3/11/2014 - Dame Esther Rantzen, Rt Hon Paul Burstow, Pam Creaven and Professor Christine Milligan

Creating Global Ceremonies

Creating Global Ceremonies

18/09/2014 - Clare Amsel and The Very Reverend Dr John Hall

End of Life Care

End of Life Care

24/06/2014 - Dame Barbara Monroe, Dr Catherine Walshe and Sue McGraw

The Bizarre World of Low Temperatures

The Bizarre World of Low Temperatures

30/06/2014 - Professor George Pickett FRS and Professor David Lee