Centenary events

Difficult Conversations

Enjoy a series of thought-provoking and informative talks by our academics and guest speakers.

From uncomfortable topics including hate crimes and nuclear weapons to discovering more about Mars and climate change. Our talks are sure to spark debate and provide a fascinating insight into how, as Citizens of Change, we are addressing the global issues that affect us all.

Difficult Conversations is hosted by Gary Dixon, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the University’s Council and facilitated by Turi King, Professor of Public Engagement and Genetics, and co-presenter with Stacey Dooley of BBC Two’s DNA Family Secrets.

All talks take place at Brookfield, the new home of the University of Leicester's School of Business. View location on our campus map.


Are cities the biggest threat to our survival?

Thursday 6 January 2022
This event has been postponed, a new date will be available in the New Year. Please keep an eye on this web page and our social media channels.
Regeneration and recycling are fundamental to how natural ecosystems are sustained. Can urban areas emulate the regenerative structures of natural ecosystems?

Fingers off the button: Nuclear weapons

Thursday 5 May 2022
Arrival: from 6.00pm
Talk: 6.30pm - 7.45pm
Drinks and canapes: 7.45pm - 8.30pm
We are living in a world where the risks of nuclear weapons use appears to be rising and the frameworks and thinking that have kept us safe since 1945 are eroding.
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Every breath we take

Thursday 7 July 2022
Arrival: from 6.30pm
Talk: 7.00pm - 8.30pm
Drinks and canapes: 8.15pm - 9.00pm
With 80% of us living in areas where air quality exceeds safe limits, how can we address the air pollution crisis? Not only does air quality impact human health, it also affects ecosystems, the challenges around climate change and our national heritage.
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Eyes to the skies

Thursday 8 September 2022
Arrival: from 6.00pm
Talk: 6.30pm - 7.45pm
Drinks and canapes: 7.45pm - 8.30pm
There is huge fascination of what lies beyond the skies. Each day we are discovering more about space and the planets that inhabit it. What will these discoveries tell us, and what will they mean?
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