Previous lectures

2019

Professor Mike Burton, University of York

Face Perception: Recognising Friends and Checking Passports


2018

Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, University College

London Adolescence as a Sensitive Period of Social Brain Development


2017 

Michael W. Eysenck, Royal Holloway, University of London

Cognitive Neuroscience: The Emperor’s New Clothes?


2016

Simon Baron-Cohen, University of Cambridge

The Prenatal Sex Steroid Theory of Autism


2015

Wändi Bruine de Bruin, Leeds University

A Pathway to Impact: Figure Skating Judging, Sex Education, and Beyond


2014

Professor David Shanks, University College London

The Replication Crisis in Psychology


2013

Dorothy Bishop, University of Oxford

Developmental Dyslexia and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Distinct Syndromes or Part of Normal Variation?


2012

Andrew R. Mayes, University of Manchester

Memory, Brain and Genes – and Some Educational Recommendations


2011

Nicholas J. Mackintosh, University of Cambridge

Sex differences in intelligence?


2010

Sir Michael Rutter, Kings College London

Testing Causal Inferences: Naturalistic Studies, ‘Natural Experiments’, Planned Experiments and Animal Models


2009

Trevor W. Robbins, University of Cambridge

From Impulsivity to Compulsivity


2008

Anthony Dickinson, University of Cambridge

Mental Time Travel by Animals


2007

Aubrey Manning, University of Edinburgh

The Animals and Ourselves


2005

Rufus Johnstone, University of Cambridge

The Evolution of Personality: An Adaptive View of Individual Differences in Behaviour


2004

Colin Blakemore, Chief Executive, Medical Research Council

Whither Psychology: Wither Psychology?


2003

Nick Chater, University of Warwick

Simplicity as a Fundamental Cognitive Principle


2002

Adrian Furnham, University College London

Music While You Work


2001

John Sloboda, University of Keele

Engaging with Music: Emotion, Motivation and Action


2000

Jeffrey Gray, Institute of Psychiatry

The Repair of Brain Damage and Cognitive Functioning Using Conditionally Immortalised Neural Stem Cells


1999

Richard Gregory, University of Bristol

Reflections on Mirrors


1998

Jan B. Deregowski, University of Aberdeen

The Perceptual Bounds of Artistic Portrayal


1996

Robert Hinde, St Johns College, Cambridge

Violence and War


1995

Patrick Rabbitt, University of Manchester

Models for the Ageing Mind


1994

Margaret Boden, University of Sussex

Minds and Machines: Forty Years On


1993

Kacper Miklaszewski, Institute for Research in Music Education, Poland

Learning Music: Psychological Research in Poland and Eastern Europe


1992

Colwyn Trevarthen, University of Edinburgh

Infant Communicative Behaviour


1991

Patrick Bateson, King’s College, Cambridge

Early Learning in Animals