Join us again as we gaze into the future . . .


Professor Dany Nobus

For the 2015 Public Lecture Series we will continue with our overarching theme of Visions of the Future. A diverse range of leading experts have agreed to share with us their insights into three issues that are likely to have a strong impact on our future society: Social Care, Research Funding Policy, and the role of Science in Human Health. Our high calibre speakers are guaranteed to spark new ideas, challenge existing beliefs and offer an innovative perspective on the future.

On 16 February, Professor Peter Beresford will outline our current problems in social care, arguing that it should not be seen as a burden on our society, but rather as an economic generator. Following this, on 30 March, Sir Mark Walport, the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, will tackle the big questions of science, research and policy in the 21st Century. For our final Spring lecture, on 20 April, Dame Mary Archer will discuss the crucial role of science in the history of good health, and present future developments in human wellbeing.

Each lecture will be followed by an extensive Question and Answer session, and the audience will also be able to participate in the discussion via Twitter. As in previous years, attendance at all lectures is free, but as demand for places is often greater than supply, we ask you to register in advance via this website

Professor Dany Nobus
Pro-Vice-Chancellor
(External Affairs)

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