College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Inaugural lectures

Each academic year , the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences has hosted a series of inaugural lectures given by newly-created professors around the College.

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.


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Details of previous lectures, including lecture abstracts, can be found here in our archive section.


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