Interesting Times, Interesting People

Mike Higginbottom

From Cemeteries and sewers, to theatres; St Pancras Station in London, to the “windy city”. Mike Higginbottom’s lecture programme offers a diverse, informative and entertaining look at social and architectural history...

13th April 2021, 7:15pm

Supernovae and the search for Dark Energy

Professor Isobel Hook

Just over 20 years ago, two teams of astronomers discovered that the expansion of the Universe is accelerating...

21st April 2021, 6:30pm

Sex, Lies and Brain Scans

Professor Barbara Sahakian

The recent explosion of neuroscience techniques has proved to be game-changing...

27th April 2021, 7:15pm

George Orwell: A Political Life

Dr Alan Sennett

Why does George Orwell matter today?...

4th May 2021, 6:30pm

Back to the Future Part 1 or Part 2? Research and Higher Learning in the Mid-Twenty-First Century

Professor Karl Dayson

The notion of Industry 4.0 is permeating all aspects of the global economy, creating a narrative rooted in more intensive automation of work and globalisation...

20th May 2021, 6:30pm

How will extreme weather events alter due to climate change?

Professor David M. Schultz

Headlines from newspapers and websites scream out the soundbite that anthropogenic climate change is causing more extreme weather...

26th May 2021, 6:30pm