Researchers engage with the local community through Lunchtime Lecture Series

Researchers from our University are delivering a ‘Lunchtime Lecture Series’ at the Leicester Adult Education College from October to December.

Coordinated by the Doctoral College, this exciting lunch break activity comprises 20 minute lectures on a range of academic research areas. It provides a unique experience for attendees, as they will be able to listen to outcomes and analyses of the cutting-edge research being undertaken at Leicester in an easily digestible language and format.

All Lunchtime Lectures are free and open to the public, with no need to book in advance. Each lecture will be approximately 20 minutes long, commencing at 12:30 pm.

The speakers presenting come from different stages in their research career, and represent the spread of disciplines across the University- with upcoming themes including 'Protective Compounds Against Drug Cardiotoxicity', 'Gender in Contemporary Caribbean Literature' and 'The History of Traditional Architecture in China'.

For the presenters, this provides a great forum to communicate their research to a local audience, and an opportunity to highlight the importance and use of research that is largely funded publicly.

Dr Chantal Bielmann, Postgraduate Researcher Development Adviser said: "“We enjoy organising these lecture series, which are an excellent opportunity for University of Leicester researchers. This upcoming year in particular looks to feature fascinating talks from across a variety of disciplines.”