UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities


Inaugural Lectures

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

The lecture series offers an insight into the strength and vitality of the arts, humanities and social sciences at UCL, and is jointly hosted by UCL's Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences and Faculty of Arts & Humanities

All our lectures are free to attend and open to all. You don't have to be a UCL staff member or student to come along.

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

You will need to reserve your place using the booking links below. 

We look forward to meeting you at one of our events.

What's On

We regret to announce that we are postponing our remaining Spring and Summer Term inaugural lectures.   

We've made this difficult decision as it is clear that a growing number of potential attendees have concerns over large gatherings, following the increase in UK outbreaks of the coronavirus. Such concerns are likely to increase still further over the coming weeks, and could have a major impact on the success and enjoyment of the lectures. 

The health and safety of our visitors, members of staff and students is our most important priority and we, therefore, feel this is the most appropriate decision to take at this time. 

The lectures will now take place in the 2020/21 academic year and tickets will be available once dates are confirmed. 

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