Introduction

Many of our previous lectures are available online. You can also subscribe to our podcasts to receive previous and future lectures, seminars and events.

Dr Philippa Gregory

Featured lectures

The University attracts a wide range of distinguished speakers. Here we feature some of our lecture highlights.

Featured lectures

Prof James Smith

Inaugural lectures

Each year the University hosts a series of inaugural lectures given by newly appointed Professors or Chairs.

Inaugural lectures

Professor Bruno Latour

The Gifford Lectures

Distinguished international scholars contribute to the advancement of theological and philosophical thought.

The Gifford Lectures

Jon Snow

Our Changing World

Annual lecture series examining the role of academia in meeting global challenges facing society.

Our Changing World

Prof Jane Norman

Medical Detectives

An annual series of public lectures showing how keen detective work is still essential for 21st century doctors.

Medical Detectives

Professor Lesley Yellowlees

International Women's Day Lectures

Celebrating International Women's Day with inspiring women speakers of international reputation.

International Women's Day Lectures

Tam Dalyell

Tam Dalyell Prize Lectures

Annual lecture by the winner of the Tam Dalyell Prize for Excellence in Engaging the Public with Science.

Tam Dalyell Prize Lectures

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TEDx University of Edinburgh

Independently organised local events similar to the multidisciplinary TED conferences.

TEDx University of Edinburgh

Daniel Dennett

Enlightenment Lectures

Global leaders examine the Enlightenment's legacy in the context of our times.

Enlightenment Lectures

Hugh Blair

250 Years of English Literature

A year of events to celebrate 250 years of the study of English Literature at Edinburgh.

250 Years of English Literature

Aubrey Manning

Edinburgh Celebrates Darwin

A series of lectures exploring Charles Darwin's relationship with Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Celebrates Darwin

David Hume: Celebrating Connections

David Hume

A year of activities to celebrate the tercentenary of David Hume's birth.

David Hume: Celebrating Connections


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