Forthcoming Professorial Inaugural lectures announced for spring 2018

Pioneering research from our University's new Professors will be shared with the public at the upcoming Professorial Inaugural Lecture series.

New dates have been set for the spring term, which will see academics from around the University offering their unique insights on a wealth of specialist subjects.

If you would like to learn more about the ongoing public health journey surrounding drug users, transformation in the archaeologies of Europe, or the importance of good NHS hospital practice and general practice, experts will be delving into these topics in January’s lectures.

In February, you can find out more about the role of theology in ‘western’ universities, the “Next-Generation Sequencing” technologies (NGS), and how we can revolutionise the processing of mineral ores to metals in a green and environmentally-friendly way. Also in February, Professor John Maltby will explain psychological resilience.

March will see lectures covering museum making and the gentrification of rural space. Professor Bob Norman from Leicester Medical School will explore how teaching excellence in higher education might be recognised, and Professor Hartmut Boesch will discuss measuring greenhouse gas exchange from space. Later in the month, Professor Jon Barratt will examine the kidney disease IgA nephropathy, the ground-breaking research that has been conducted in Leicester, and how this has been used to design new treatments.