Inaugural Lectures have been an essential feature of University life for centuries. Loughborough University continues to value the tradition of Inaugural Lectures, encouraging new Professors to deliver them and all staff and students to attend.
Inaugural Lectures are a public event and open to everyone - you do not have to be an expert in the field to attend. The University extends the invitation to attend these lectures to all members of staff, students and their guests.
Please note: the format for the Inaugural Lectures has changed; light refreshments will now be served before the lecture from 4.30pm.
Inaugural Lectures planned for 2013 / 2014
Autumn Term 2013
- Professor Jenny Harding, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Knowledge and teamwork: but all in Moderation
Wednesday 20 November, 2013
- Professor David Deacon, Department of Social Sciences
Engaging News? Journalists, news sources and their elusive audiences
Wednesday 11 December, 2013
Spring Term 2014
- Professor Jamie Timmons, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Wednesday 15 January, 2014
- Professor Malcolm Cook, School of Civil and Building Engineering
Wednesday 5 February, 2014
- Professor Uwe Thiele, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Wednesday 26 February, 2014
- Professor Stephen Rice, Department of Geography
Wednesday 19 March, 2014
Summer term 2014
- Professor Sergey Saveliev, Department of Physics
Wednesday 9 April, 2014
- Professor Karen O’Reilly, Department of Social Sciences
Wednesday 30 April, 2014
- Professor Paul Turner, School of Business and Economics
Wednesday 21 May, 2014
Professor Russell Harris, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Wednesday 11 June, 2014
You can also find information about previous Inaugural lectures.
Attending an Inaugural Lecture
Please use our booking form to reserve your place at our lectures, this helps us to organise each lecture appropriately.
For any other information regarding Inaugural Lectures please contact the Marketing and Communications department.