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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

Sep 18

Voices from the Vaults: in search of spoken language from the past

In his professorial inaugural lecture, Professor Ivor Timmis will explore the vivid, poignant and funny insights of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century records of spoken language.

Oct 9

'Chasing the Sporting Dream' Looking for universal solutions in identifying and developing healthy & high performing athletes

In his inaugural lecture, Professor Kevin Till will explore the contributing factors to individuals achieving sporting success and why potentially millions of others don't.

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