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 Spring 2024 Programme Card (1,797 KB).

 

  • British Academy Lecture: The sign language myth by Professor Annelies Kusters

    Date/Time: Thursday 25 April 2024, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Three tales from the frontier of medical sciences research

    Date/Time: Tuesday 14 May 2024, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Author Event: In conversation with Alice Loxton - in association with Blackwell's

    Date/Time: Monday 18 March 2024, 6.00 - 7.00pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Jacobson Lecture: The NHS of the future and how we get there by Amanda Pritchard

    Date/Time: Thursday 21 March 2024, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Riddell Lectures: What makes cultural innovations attractive? Lessons from the cognitive science of religion by Justin L Barrett (Lecture 1)

    Date/Time: Wednesday 6 March 2024, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Riddell Lectures: From AI to social media: Natural psychological reactions as a guide to tech-prudence by Justin L Barrett (Lecture 2)

    Date/Time: Thursday 7 March 2024, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • The theatre in the public conversation by Michael Billington

    Date/Time: Tuesday 30 April 2024, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Fickling Lecture: We chose you by Kate Adie

    Date/Time: Thursday 14 March 2024, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • British Science Week Lecture: Chiral molecular materials and changing the world by Dr Jess Wade

    Date/Time: Tuesday 12 March 2024, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • LGBTQ+ History Month Lecture: Collecting, archiving and celebrating LGBTQIA+ and alternative sexualities: The adventures of an archivist by Stef Dickers

    Date/Time: Tuesday 20 February 2024, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Science sans frontiers by Sir Keith Burnett

    Date/Time: Tuesday 13 February 2024, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Darwin Day Lecture: Why your DNA is not your destiny by Professor Jelena Mann

    Date/Time: Thursday 8 February 2024, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • The Russia-Ukraine War: The future of conflict, or the past? by Professor Mark Galeotti

    Date/Time: Thursday 16 May 2024, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Sophia Lecture: General Election 2024: Is change really possible? by Pippa Crerar

    Date/Time: Thursday 29 February 2024, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Defence Lecture: Can we manage a very dangerous world? by The Rt Hon Lord Robertson of Port Ellen KT

    Date/Time: Thursday 1 February 2024, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Robinson Prize Lecture in Cosmology: Dark matter through the looking glass of Homo Narrans by Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

    Date/Time: Thursday 9 May 2024, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • The future of a peaceful and prosperous global order (on earth and in outer space), for all by Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan

    Date/Time: Tuesday 7 May 2024, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • John H Holmes Memorial Lectures for 10- to 14-Year-Olds: Humans vs artificial intelligence (Lecture 1)

    Date/Time: Wednesday 17 January 2024, 5.00pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • John H Holmes Memorial Lectures for 10- to 14-Year-Olds: Humans vs artificial intelligence (Part 2)

    Date/Time: Wednesday 24 January 2024, 5.00pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University