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Past Lectures

Past Lectures

In the archive you can find recordings of past lectures which you can stream and listen to again.

INSIGHTS Revisited:
The Talk of the Toon: a linguistic ‘time capsule’ for the Google generation
Introduction by Professor Karen Corrigan, Director of Research in Linguistics

INSIGHTS Revisited:
British Women in the Liberation of Frederick Douglass by Professor Leigh Fought
Introduction by Dr Martin Farr, Co-Chair, Public Lectures Committee, Newcastle University

INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures:
Collecting Classical Antiquity: Brian B. Shefton 100 years
Andrew Parkin, Keeper of Archaeology, Great North Museum: Hancock

INSIGHTS Revisited:
Seeing homosexuality in Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw by Dr Emma Parker and Leonie Orton
Introduction by Dr Gareth Longstaff, Deputy Head of Media, Culture, Heritage and Chair of Rainbow@ncl

INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures:
A babybook: documenting undocumented motherhood
Dr Jen Bagelman, Lecturer in Human Geography, Newcastle University

INSIGHTS Revisited:
The Great Wall story – the way I have discovered it by William Lindesay
Introduction by Bill Griffiths, Vice-President of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne and Head of Programs and Collections at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures:
What’s the point of university during a pandemic? Hints from CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien
Professor Nick Megoran, Reader in Political Geography, Newcastle University

INSIGHTS Revisited:
What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets
Professor Michael J Sandel, Harvard University

INSIGHTS Revisited:
People’s history in historical pageants in Britain, 1905–2016 by Dr Alexander Hutton
Introduction by Rosie Serdiville, Vice-President of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne

INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures:
Understanding stem cells
Professor Fiona Watt, King’s College London

INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures:
Is this the end? Hadrian's Wall and the End of the Roman Empire
Dr Rob Collins, Project Manager to the Hadrian's Wall Community Archaeology Project (WallCAP)

 

INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures:
Quantifying the impact of Covid-19 on city systems
Professor Phil James, Professor of Urban Data, Newcastle University 

INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures:
Ageism and age stereotyping during COVID-19
Professor Thomas Scharf, Professor of Social Gerontology, Newcastle University

INSIGHTS Revisited:
Hearts and Minds: the untold story behind votes for women by Jane Robinson
Introduction by Dr Martin Farr, Co-Chair, Public Lectures Committee


INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures:
Bagpuss: The Central Delight by Sandra Kerr
Sandra Kerr, Senior Music Teacher, Newcastle University

INSIGHTS Revisited:
America in Transition: Barack Obama's legacy and Donald Trump's Prospects by Professor Iwan Morgan
Introduction by Dr Martin Farr, Co-Chair, Public Lectures Committee

INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures:
More than Food: solidarity and care at the Newcastle West End Foodbank
Dr Alison Atkinson-Phillips, Lecturer in Public History, Newcastle University

INSIGHTS Revisited: 
Art history in motion: art museums and their publics in a 2020 world by Maria Balshaw
Introduction by Professor Vee Pollock, Dean of Culture and the Creative Arts, Newcastle University

INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures:
Allocating scarce resources in a pandemic: ethical reflections
Reverend Bryan Vernon, Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Ethics, Newcastle University

INSIGHTS Revisited:
Alnwick, Rothley and Kirkharle – the 3 Northumberland landscapes of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown
Introduction by Marta Alberti, Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne

INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures:
Shakespeare in the time of lockdown
Professor Julie Sanders, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle University

INSIGHTS Revisited: ‌
Three Tales from the Biomedical Frontier
Introduction by Stefanie Heydecke, Public Lectures Manager, Newcastle University

INSIGHTS Revisited:
The Speaker, Parliament and engaging with the modern democracy by John Bercow
Introduction by Dr Martin Farr, Co-Chair, Public Lectures Committee

INSIGHTS Revisited: 
Eliminating war in the twenty-first century by Bruce Kent
Introduction by Dr Martin Farr, Co-Chair, Public Lectures Committee