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INSIGHTS Public Lectures

Welcome to the INSIGHTS Public Lectures website. Public lectures at Newcastle University are free and open to all.

Our aim is to offer a programme that will inform, stimulate, entertain, and excite debate. Many of our speakers are leaders in their field and all have something of special interest to convey. Our lectures cover a wide range of disciplines and frequently include key contemporary issues, particularly those that affect our daily lives.

All lectures are free and open to all, with spaces allocated on a first-come first-served basis - for more popular talks an overspill room will be in operation. For some selected events you may be asked to reserve a place in advance.

Recordings of lectures

Many of our lectures are also available to download from our archive. Recordings of lectures are also available from Newcastle University's iTunes U page.

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Disclaimer

Any views expressed by speakers are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Newcastle University.

Upcoming Public Lectures


 

3rd February 2015

17:30 - 18:45 Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
How did the Islamic State come to exist and what can be done about it?
Patrick Cockburn, Iraq Correspondent, The Independent
Free admission, no pre-booking required


 

5th February 2015

17:30 - 18:45 Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Hall of Mirrors: the Great Depression and the Great Recession
Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California-Berkeley
Free admission, no pre-booking required


 

10th February 2015

17:30 - 18:45 Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Rediscovering the elixir of life – there is more to ageing than managing ill health
Professor Aidan Halligan, Director of Well North
Free admission, no pre-booking required


 

12th February 2015

17:30 - 18:45 Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Thinking with Anne Armstrong: witchcraft in the North East during the 17th century
James Sharpe, Professor of Early Modern History, University of York
Free admission, no pre-booking required


 

17th February 2015

17:30 - 18:45 Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
My life and easy times: getting away with words
Ian McMillan, poet, broadcaster and comedian

Fickling Lecture on Developments in Children’s Literature 

Free admission, no pre-booking required



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