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

Upcoming Public Lectures


8th June 2015

17:30 - 19:00 Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Where have all the villages gone?: landscape of home and memory in Chinese literature and film
Professor Ban Wang, Stanford University
Distinguished Chinese Lectures 2015

Free admission, no pre-booking required


20th June 2015

16:30 - 18:00 Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Convocation Lecture 2015: Veils, values and voices - religion and the public space
Professor Mona Siddiqui OBE, FRSE, FRSA, University of Edinburgh

Free admission, no pre-booking required. All spaces are allocated on a first-come first-served basis; an overspill room will also be in operation.

This lecture is part of Convocation Weekend 2015 - to find out more about other public events taking place during this time, please see: 

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