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INSIGHTS Public Lectures

Lectures will take place on campus every week during term-time (5 October 2023 - 24 January 2024)
Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, NE1 7RY

INSIGHTS Public Lectures at Newcastle University are free and open to all.

Newcastle University's public lecture programme, INSIGHTS, cover a wide range of disciplines and frequently include key contemporary issues, particularly those that affect our daily lives.

The lectures are delivered by leading public figures and eminent scholars. Any views expressed by speakers are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Newcastle University.

All our events remain free and open to all, but pre-booking is now required. Bookings for lectures will open at 10.00am one week before the event.

Upcoming lectures include:

  • The history of the NHS - and its future by Dr Andrew Seaton (5 October 2023)
  • Black lives in the archives by Newcastle alumnus Peter Brathwaite (31 October 2023)
  • Everything you need to know about the menopause (but were too afraid to ask) by Kate Muir (9 November 2023)
  • Disinformation online – the biggest threat to public discourse ever seen? by Barbara Spooner (23 November 2023)
  • First responder memories of the 1988 Lockerbie Disaster by Dr Andy Clark and Dr Colin Atkinson (7 December 2023)