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Professorial Inaugural Lectures

Inaugural lectures form a key part of the academic community at Leeds Beckett, and enable our staff to showcase their research to a university-wide audience. 

The lectures also provide a networking opportunity for staff from across Leeds Beckett and from the external academic world, offering valuable scope to establish new collaborations, and to generate awareness of the value and breadth of our research.

Inaugural Lectures

Computer Scientist talks biologically-inspired computing at inaugural lecture

A Leeds Beckett University academic, who is an expert in biologically-inspired computing, delivered his inaugural lecture as Professor of Computer Science.

Academic presents his research findings into neurological diseases at inaugural lecture

A Leeds Beckett University academic who has pioneered research on fluid mechanics associated with neurological diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Alzheimer’s, has delivered his inaugural lecture as Professor of Applied Physiology.

Lecture to examine post-apocalyptic fiction

Fiction tackling the theme of the end of the world as we know it will be on the agenda when Susan Watkins delivers her inaugural lecture as Professor of Women’s Writing at Leeds Beckett University.

Forthcoming Inaugural Lectures

Mar 13

Helping Solve Global Water Sustainability Challenges of the Future – Development of Membrane Technologies to Allow Full Wastewater Recycling

Global climate change coupled with increasing population growth requires us to radically re-think how we provide water for households, businesses and industry in the future.

Mar 20

The Shape of Things That Came? Social Science and the Social World

Professor Jamie Morgan explores profound issues in terms of the role of social science in both accounting for continuity and change and in contributing to how the future follows from the past.

Apr 10

Accelerating Innovation to Transform the Construction Industry

The construction industry’s attitude towards and understanding of innovation; how innovation can be triggered and managed effectively, are critical to a more strategic investment and management of innovation (Dulaimi 1996).

May 2

From Artful Dodgers to Borstal Boys: Negotiating Histories of Youth Justice

Professor Heather Shore explores the changing rhetoric about youth justice over the last two hundred years of British history.

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