College of Science & Engineering

Inaugural lectures

Information on upcoming inaugural lectures in the College of Science and Engineering.

These public lectures are given by newly appointed holders of research Chairs.

The lecturer describes the significance of his or her research and its implications for the wider discipline. They also outline their future research directions.

Inaugural lectures are designed to be accessible to interested members of the public.

2019/20 Inaugural lecture schedule
Date Name School Venue Title
19 February 2020, 5.15pm Professor Michael Seery School of Chemistry Lecture Theatre 250, Joseph Black Building, The King's Buildings Supporting student learning in complex environments
4 March 2020, 5.15pm Professor Carole Morrison School of Chemistry Lecture Theatre 250, Joseph Black Building, The King's Buildings

"A brief (and rather personal) history of computational chemistry"

10 March 2020, 5.15pm Professor Adele Marston School of Biological Sciences Lecture Theatre A, James Clerk Maxwell Building, The King's Buildings Shuffle and deal: the chromosome game preceding the start of life
24 March 2020, 2.30pm Professor Sarah Reece School of Biological Sciences Lecture Theatre A, James Clerk Maxwell Building, The King's Buildings The private life of parasites: Sophisticated strategies for survival & reproduction
22 April 2020, 5.15pm Professor Val Wilson School of Biological Sciences Lecture Theatre A, James Clerk Maxwell Building, The King's Buildings

Heads or tails: how does the embryo build its body axis?

17 June 2020, 5.15pm Professor Scott Cockroft School of Chemistry tbc tbc
22 September 2020, 5.15pm Professor Robert Henderson School of Engineering tbc tbc
25 September 2020 5.15pm Professor Pankaj Pankaj School of Engineering tbc tbc
3 December 2020, 5.15pm Professor Tom Bruce School of Engineering tbc tbc
6 May 2021, 5.15pm Professor Sotirios Tsaftaris School of Engineering tbc tbc