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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.

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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


10th June 2016

16:30 - 18:00 RB Green Lecture Theatre, Medical School, Newcastle University, Framlington Place
Founders & Benefactors Lecture:
Special Care Dentistry – are you serious??

Professor June H Nunn, Past Dean, School of Dental Science, Trinity College Dublin, Professor Emeritus, Special Care Dentistry, Dublin Dental University Hospital

Please note: This event is free to attend and open to all but you are asked to register your interest by contacting Lauri-Anne Madge on email:, or telephone: 0191 208 8245.

Refreshments will be available ahead of the lecture from 4pm.


11th June 2016

17:00 - 18:30 Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Convocation Lecture 2016
Professor Chris Brink, Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle University

This lecture is free and open to all, but booking is required.

Please e-mail to book you free place. All spaces are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.


18th October 2016

17:30 - 18:45 Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
*NEW DATE* Eyes: windows to the soul and mind control
Professor Gwyneth Doherty-Sneddon, Head of the School of Psychology, Newcastle University

Free admission, no pre-booking required (all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis) 

This event was rescheduled from 12 May 2016. 

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