University Events

Upcoming Virtual Lectures

Upcoming Virtual Lectures

INSIGHTS Public Lectures have moved online. Check this page for details of upcoming events.

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.

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

Details of the Spring 2021‌ Programme can be found below. You can also download a copy of the INSIGHTS Spring 2021 Programme Card (pdf 848KB).

  • Tales from the biomedical frontier

    This is an online event

    Date/Time: Thursday 25 March 2021, 5.30pm

  • Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate crime – why is it rising and what can be done? by Iman Atta

    This is an online event

    Date/Time: Thursday 18 March 2021, 5.30pm

  • Fickling Lecture on Developments in Children’s Literature: What is life? by Sir Paul Nurse

    This is an online event

    Date/Time: Tuesday 9 March 2021, 5.30pm

  • Britain and Europe: An unsettled history by Professor Helen Parr

    This is an online event

    Date/Time: Tuesday 23 March 2021, 5.30pm

  • What’s the Story? The job of directing character-led action films by Marc Jobst

    This is an online event

    Date/Time: Thursday 11 March 2021, 5.30pm

  • Stuck: How vaccine rumours start and why they don’t go away by Professor Heidi J Larson

    This is an online event

    Date/Time: Thursday 4 March 2021, 5.30pm

  • Child poverty in the North East region by Jonathan Bradshaw

    This is an online event

    Date/Time: Tuesday 2 March 2021, 5.30pm

  • Age of the techno-scene: Why we will need the arts and humanities to tame the tiger of the ‘4th Industrial Revolution’ and artificial intelligence by Professor Andrew Thompson

    This is an online event

    Date/Time: *NEW DATE* Tuesday 16 March 2021, 5.30pm

  • From All Writers Matter to Zadie Smith (via Badgers) – a speedy A to Z of being a Black British children’s writer in a publishing industry still working on diversity by Patrice Lawrence

    This is an online event

    Date/Time: Tuesday 11 May 2021, 5.30pm

  • The Corona crash: How the pandemic will change capitalism by Grace Blakeley

    This is an online event

    Date/Time: Thursday 18 February 2021, 5.30pm

  • LGBT+ History Month Lecture: Is the gay novel dead? by Paul Burston

    This is an online event

    Date/Time: Thursday 11 February 2021, 5.30pm

  • Defence Lecture: Why do we fight? Evolutionary neuroscience meets conflict studies by Dr Mike Martin

    This is an online event

    Date/Time: Tuesday 16 February 2021, Note: 6.30pm start

  • President Biden: a clean slate, a correction to the norm, or more of the same? by Sophia Gaston

    This is an online event

    Date/Time: Tuesday 9 February 2021, 5.30pm

  • Holmes Memorial Lectures for 10- to 14-year olds: Here are the Women in STEM

    This is an online event.

    Date/Time: Wednesday 20 January 2021

  • Tyneside Geographical Society Lecture: Why geographers need to stand up for the planet by Zion Lights

    This is an online event

    Date/Time: Tuesday 27 April 2021, 5.30pm

  • Inaugural Barbara Strang Lecture: Accent prejudice: #us an’ all? by Professor Joan Beal

    This is an online event

    Date/Time: Thursday 20 May 2021, 5.30pm

  • Jacobson Lecture: Long-Covid: What will be the legacy from the pandemic? by Professor Chris Brightling

    This is an online event

    Date/Time: Thursday 13 May 2021, 5.30pm

  • Brexit and Agriculture: What’s next for British farmers? by Dr Carmen Hubbard

    This is an online event

    Date/Time: Thursday 6 May 2021, 5.30pm

  • Holmes Memorial Lectures for 10- to 14-year olds: Where are the Women in STEM?

    This is an online event.

    Date/Time: Wednesday 13 January 2021