the best minds of our generation

inside/out lecture series

The Inside Out Lecture Series at Leeds School of Arts, Leeds Beckett University is an incredible opportunity to present international cutting-edge research and arts practice innovation to our research and teaching community here and to the wider national and international public.

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Our broad public programme invites speakers and leading thinkers whose breadth of work, practice, thought and collaboration we feel will inspire all our students and staff across the wide range of disciplines in the Leeds School of Arts.

The invited speakers share their ideas and practice with staff and students from fine art, architecture, graphic design, sound, film, music, performance, dance and fashion.  

The talks offer a global perspective on thinking and making. We believe this gives our students and research community unique insights into interdisciplinary approaches and strategies for making work.  This enables students to think about their own ideas and the place of their creative work within current economic, social and cultural systems.

Recent speakers have included Professor Gayle Murchison, Professor Kathryn Bond Stockton, Suzanne Lacy, Professor Andreas Hykade, Otobong Nkanga, Irma Boom, Elizabeth Price and Professor Kate Fletcher. 

These talks have engaged us with a vast range of ideas from #blackmusicmatters, gender and sexuality, book design, sustainably fashion, socially engaged practice, experimental performance, and video art.  

The Inside/Out Lectures demonstrates the commitment of Leeds School of Arts Research Centre to bring the best minds of our generation to Leeds Beckett University and our city.

Programme Curators: 

Dr Sue Miller (Professor of Music) 
Marion Harrison (Senior Lecturer – Fine Art)