College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Inaugural lecture series 2019/20

The full 2019/2020 inaugural lectures programme. Click on the title links to see recordings of all previous lectures.

Date Professor Title/link to Mediahopper recording Venue
Monday 25 February 2019 James Boardman The developing human brain Chancellor’s Building
Monday 18 March 2019 Kev Dhaliwal Seeing and sensing the inner cosmos Anatomy Lecture Theatre
Monday 29 April 2019 Damian Mole Acute pancreatitis and the search for new medicine Chancellor’s Building
Monday 27 May 2019 John Hickey Integrative breeding to meet global demand for fuel, food and fibre The Roslin Institute
Monday 17 June 2019 Lorna Marson Falling upwards Chancellor’s Building
Monday 1 July 2019 Tara Spires Jones Alzheimer's through the looking glass: How imaging brain changes may lead to effective treatments QMRI
Monday 30 September 2019          

Chris Ponting           

Three billion letters of you -

disease, nature, ancestry

Monday 28 October 2019 Simone Meddle

Seasonal reproduction in birds:

from seeing the light to weathering the storm

The Roslin Institute
Monday 18 November 2019 Andy Baker

From scouse to mouse and beyond:  

stealing secrets from vascular injury mechanisms

to improve outcome in cardiovascular disease

Chancellor's Building
Monday 9 December 2019 Steve Pollard Stem cells and cancer:  the good, the bad and the ugly Chancellor's Building
Monday 27 January 2020 Jayne Hope TB or not TB: the fight for immunity The Roslin Institute
Monday 2 March 2020 David Lyons Brainworks: How are brains formed and how should we treat them Chancellor's Building

POSTPONED: Monday 30 March 2020

David Kluth

From bedside to bench to blackboard and back

Chancellor's Building
POSTPONED: Monday 27 April 2020 Scott Pirie

Only fools on horses work? The challenges of equine clinical research

The Roslin Institute
POSTPONED: Monday 25 May 2020 Jim Flett Wilson

Always something new out of the north: ancestry, inbreeding and Viking DNA


POSTPONED: Monday 22 June 2020 Jonathan Fallowfield

Scar wars: From padawan to professor

Chancellor's Building

POSTPONED: Monday 6 July 2020 Liz Grant

All of our futures: where palliative care and planetary health come together

To be confirmed

Admission is free but booking is recommended. All welcome.

Inaugural lectures take place at 5.30 p.m.

Venues are accessible with assistance and accessible parking can be arranged.  

Please telephone 0131 650 2243 or email if you have any queries.