2014 Public Lectures
Welcome from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Brunel’s 2014 Public Lecture Series promises to be one of the most exciting, thought-provoking and successful yet. We have chosen the broad overarching theme of Visions of the Future, and have invited a number of high-profile speakers to share with us their views on particular aspects of this theme, in keeping with their personal interests and expertise.
This year, we will be offering public lectures in the Spring and the Autumn, thus ensuring more continuity and allowing more people to participate in the events.
For the Spring section of the Series, I am incredibly proud to welcome three distinctive voices to Brunel’s Eastern Gateway Building. Professor AC Grayling, a renowned philosopher, and the Master of the New College of the Humanities, will present his vision on the future of secularism and religion. He will be followed by the Rt Hon David Willetts MP, who will be enlightening us with his vision on the future of Higher Education. Finally, Professor Lord Robert Winston, one of the UK’s most respected scientists, will speak to us on the intriguing topic of ‘Meddling with the Future’.
Each lecture will be introduced by a senior Brunel academic, who will also moderate an extensive Question and Answer session with the audience. Members of the audience will also be able to participate in the discussion via Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.
As in previous years, attendance at all lectures is free, yet because of the anticipated demand for places, it is essential for delegates to register via this website. Booking forms are available on the individual lecture pages.
Given the profile, the reputation and the calibre of our speakers, these Lectures are guaranteed to spark new insights, challenge your beliefs and provide high quality 'edu-tainment'. There is no reason why you shouldn’t come along! Bring your friends too!