University Events

Upcoming Lectures

Upcoming Lectures

INSIGHTS Public Lectures at Newcastle University are free and open to all. Pre-booking is required.

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.

Unless otherwise stated, lectures are held in-person in the Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, NE1 7RYAll our events remain free and open to all, but pre-booking is required. Bookings for lectures will open at 10.00am one week before the event. The booking link for each event can be found within the below event listing.

Download a copy of the ‌INSIGHTS Autumn 2022 Programme Card (PDF: 1222 KB).

  • Holmes Lectures 2023: Keeping healthy with sport and food (Part 2)

    Date/Time: Wednesday 25 January 2023, 5.00pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Holmes Lectures 2023: Keeping healthy with sport and food (Part 1)

    Date/Time: Wednesday 18 January 2023, 5.00pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Climate leadership scholarships and expeditions

    Date/Time: Wednesday 7 December 2022, 5.30 - 7.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • *NEW DATE* Oral History Lecture: Moving beyond the record with Rastafari: Re-positioning ourselves in and out of the academy by Aleema Gray

    Date/Time: Tuesday 29 November 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Three tales from the frontier of medical sciences research

    Date/Time: Tuesday 15 November 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • SANT Lecture: Unwrapping the Galloway Hoard by Dr Martin Goldberg

    Date/Time: Wednesday 26 October 2022, note: 6.00pm start

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Newcastle Debates: How will the North East respond to the cost of living crisis?

    Date/Time: Wednesday 2 November 2022, 6.00pm

    Venue: The Catalyst, Newcastle Helix, NE4 5TG

  • Lecture to mark 40 years of cancer research at Newcastle University: Down the rabbit hole: Adventures in children’s cancer research by Professor Steve Clifford

    Date/Time: Thursday 1 December 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Russia’s War on Ukraine: How history can counter myths and disinformation by Dr Robert Dale

    Date/Time: Thursday 10 November 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Hadrian’s Wall – what’s the big deal?

    Date/Time: Tuesday 8 November 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • The emerging role of whistle-blowers in democracies by Robert Tibbo

    Date/Time: Tuesday 1 November 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Black History Month Lecture: Why history matters by Professor Hakim Adi

    Date/Time: Thursday 27 October 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Celebrating 30 years of the Centre for Rural Economy: Trade policy and environmental sustainability by Professor Alan Matthews

    Date/Time: Thursday 20 October 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • A lifetime in Spanish fiction by Eduardo Mendoza

    Date/Time: Tuesday 18 October 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Lecture to mark World Anatomy Day: Anatomy anatomised by Professor Susan Standring

    Date/Time: Thursday 13 October 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Jack Jeffery Lecture: People powered: what if people, not technology, are the answer to the climate crisis? by Dr Katy Roelich

    Date/Time: Tuesday 11 October 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • The Partition of India 75 years on: An interconnected history by Professor Sarah Ansari

    Date/Time: Thursday 6 October 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University