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Inaugural Lectures 2016 - 2017 Programme

Our Inaugural Lectures Programme provides an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our professors whom are undertaking research and scholarship of international significance.

This year’s wide-ranging programme is testament to the strength and vitality of the arts, humanities and social sciences at UCL.

Join us for a series of free lectures set to showcase books, papers and works of art which are shaping intellectual development on a global scale.

The Programme

Tuesday 22 November 2016

18:30 - 19:30              

Infinite Flow

Professor Enrico Palandri, Department of Italian

  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre (Wilkins Building)

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Tuesday 29 November 2016

18:30 - 19:30           

Making Britain Work Again

Professor Bernhard Rieger, Department of History

  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre (Wilkins Building)

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Tuesday 24 January 2017 

18:30 - 19:30

Manifesto for a Chemical Geography

Professor Andrew Barry, Department of Geography

  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre (Wilkins Building)

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Tuesday 7 February 2017

18:30 - 19:30                

Comedy, Trauma and Nazi Perpetration

Professor Stephanie Bird, School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS)

  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre (Wilkins Building)

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Tuesday 21 February 2017

18:30 - 19:30                

Shapes of Relations: Steps to a New Social Morphology

Professor Martin Holbraad, Department of Anthropology

  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre (Wilkins Building)

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Thursday 9 March 2017

18:30 - 19:30

The Faking of Russian Democracy and the Fracturing of Democracy in America: Political Technology versus Disruptive Technology

Professor Andrew Wilson, School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies (SSEES)

  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Roberts Foyer (Roberts Building G06)

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Tuesday 14 March 2017

18:30 - 19:30

Charles Lamb's Lost Loves

Professor Gregory Dart, Department of English

  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre (Wilkins Building)

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Tuesday 21 March 2017

18:30 - 19:30

Lidless Eyes: Insomnia from Adam on...

Professor Matthew Beaumont, Department of English

  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre (Wilkins Building)

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Tuesday 25 April 2017

18:30 - 19:30

Organizing Peace after War

Professor Kristin Bakke, Department of Political Science

  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre (Wilkins Building)

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Tuesday 9 May 2017

18:30 - 19:30

The Architecture of Human Language

Professor Vieri Samek-Lodovici, School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS)

  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre (Wilkins Building)

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Thursday 11 May 2017

18:30-19:30

Euphoria and Nausea

Professor Andrew Stahl, Slade

  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre (Wilkins Building)

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Tuesday 16 May 2017
18:30 - 19:30

Tropical Forests in the Anthropocene

Professor Simon Lewis, Department of Geography

  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre (Wilkins Building)

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Tuesday 23 May 2017
18:30 - 19:30

Revelatory Rituals: Early Modern Sculpture before Unveiling

Professor Alison Wright, History of Art

  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre (Wilkins Building)

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Thursday 25 May 2017
18:30 - 19:30

Wanderings in Aramaic

Professor Willem Smelik, Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies

  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre (Wilkins Building)

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Tuesday 6 June 2017
18:30 - 19:30

The Art of Subtitling

Professor Jorge Diaz-Cintas, Centre for Translation Studies (CenTras)

  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre (Wilkins Building)

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Tuesday 20 June 2017
18:30 - 19:30

Cultural Reflections

Professor Jo Evans, School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS) 

  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre (Wilkins Building)

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Tuesday 27 June 2017
18:30 - 19:30

Heritage Futures and Future Heritages

Professor Rodney Harrison, Department of Archaeology

  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre (Wilkins Building)

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Venues and times

Our Inaugural Lectures are free to attend and open to the public. You will need to reserve your place using the booking links above. 

Lectures begin at 18:30 and are typically one hour long. A drinks reception will follow, to which everyone is welcome to join.

We look forward to meeting you.