Delivered by an exceptional range of expert guest speakers, the Distinguished Lecture Series covers many exciting subjects and tackles topical and sensitive issues head-on. The lectures are informative, thought-provoking, and never fail to inspire debate.
Our successful programme started in 2006 and attracts large audiences from across the region. The lectures are free and open to all. To book onto one of the 2017/18 Distinguished Lectures, please click on the speakers name below:
Chief Executive, Electoral Reform Society
Wednesday 8 November 2017
Lecture Title: 'Why we love democracy but hate politics: how to be a 21st Century democratic citizen'
Writer, broadcaster and former politician
Deputy Chairman of the Board, National Equality Standard
Wednesday 22 November 2017
Lecture Title: 'Beating The Elite: When Identity Trumps Economy'
Professor William Whyte
Professor of Social and Architectural History, St John's College, Oxford
Wednesday 21 February 2018
Lecture Title: 'Building a University: a biography of NTU'
Geographer, explorer, writer and broadcaster
Presenter of BBC Two's Coast, Great British Journeys, Map Man and Town
Wednesday 7 March 2018
Lecture Title: 'The Making of the British Landscape'
Baroness Valerie Amos
Director of the School of Oriental & African Studies
Formerly UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
Wednesday 21 March 2018
Lecture Title: 'Liberal Education in an Age of Populism'
Professor Mark Griffiths
Professor of Behavioural Addiction, Nottingham Trent University
Wednesday 18 April 2018
Lecture Title: 'Slots of fun: behavioural addiction in the 21st Century'
Selected lectures are filmed and put online approximately one week after the event. To view lecture videos, choose the relevant event from our Past Distinguished Lectures page and play the video.
For any other queries, or if you experience any difficulties with the online booking process, please email the Events Team.