Overview

Each academic year, the College of Humanities and Social Science hosts a series of inaugural lectures given by new Professors in the College.

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These lectures are an important part of life at the University of Edinburgh and the speakers give an illuminating overview of their contribution to their field.

Attendance is free and members of the public, staff and students are all welcome.

All inaugural lectures start at 5.15pm, unless advertised otherwise.

2014-2015 Inaugural Lectures

Date and venue Speaker Lecture title Further information
Wednesday 3 December 2014, Business School Auditorium Professor Ailsa Henderson, Chair of Political Science TBC Details of Professor Henderson's inaugural lecture.
Wednesday 21 January 2015, Business School Auditorium Professor Richard Harrison, Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation TBC Details of Professor Harrison's inaugural lecture.
Wednesday 11 February 2015, Business School Auditorium Professor Nicola McEwen, Chair of Territorial Politics TBC Details of Professor McEwen's inaugural lecture.
Tuesday 24 February 2015, ECA Main Building Lecture Theatre Professor Chris Speed, Chair of Design Informatics TBC Details of Professor Speed's inaugural lecture.
Wednesday 4 March 2015, 50 George Square, Main Lecture Theatre Professor Sian Bayne, Chair of Digital Education TBC Details of Professor Bayne's inaugural lecture.
Wednesday 11 March 2015, 50 George Square, Main Lecture Theatre Professor Lani Florian, Bell Chair of Education TBC Details of Professor Florian's inaugural lecture.
Wednesday 18 March 2015, Business School Auditorium Professor Ian Clarke, Chair of Strategy TBC Details of Professor Clarke's inaugural lecture.
Wednesday 15 April 2015, Business School Auditorium Professor Paulo Quattrone, Chair of Accounting Governance & Social Innovation TBC Details of Professor Quattrone's inaugural lecture.
Wednesday 29 April 2015, Business School Auditorium Professor Simon Harris, Chair of International Strategy TBC Details of Professor Harris's inaugural lecture.
Tuesday 5 May 2015, Meadows Lecture Theatre, Medical School (Old Medical School) Professor Martin Chick, Chair of Economic History TBC Details of Professor Chick's inaugural lecture.
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