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 Autumn 2020 Programme can be found below. You can also download a copy of the INSIGHTS Autumn 2020 Programme Card (pdf 822KB).

  • INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures: The first draft human genome at 20: how has genomics altered the way humanity understands itself? by Professor Steve Yearley

    This is an online event.

    Date/Time: Tuesday 1 December 2020, 17:30 - 18:15

  • 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

  • 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

  • INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures: New voices on science, agriculture and engineering

    This is an online event.

    Date/Time: Thursday 26 November 2020, 17:30 - 18:15

  • INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures: Poetry that ‘will live and do good’. Reimagining Wordsworth by Jeff Cowton

    This is an online event.

    Date/Time: Tuesday 24 November 2020, 17:30 - 18:15

  • INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures: ‘Now we have your attention’: pandemics, protest, and politics from below by Jack Shenker

    This is an online event.

    Date/Time: Thursday 19 November 2020, 17:30 - 18:15

  • INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures: Lions of the North – the Percys and Alnwick Castle – 1000 years of history by Ralph Percy

    This is an online event.

    Date/Time: Tuesday 17 November 2020, 17:30 - 18:15

  • INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures: Hostile environment: challenging anti-immigration myths by Dr Maya Goodfellow

    This is an online event.

    Date/Time: Thursday 12 November 2020, 17:30 - 18:15

  • INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures: The rise of neoliberal feminism by Professor Catherine Rottenberg

    This is an online event.

    Date/Time: Tuesday 3 November 2020, 17:30 - 18:15

  • INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures: Birds and us: how we shaped them and they shaped us by Professor Tim Birkhead

    This is an online event.

    Date/Time: Tuesday 10 November 2020, 17:30 - 18:15

  • INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures: World Mental Health Day Lecture: There and back again – a journey through mental illness by Adam Gridley

    This is an online event.

    Date/Time: NEW DATE: Thursday 5 November 2020, 17:30 - 18:15

  • INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures: Oral History Lecture: After displacement: journeys of the mind and memory communities by Professor Indira Chowdhury

    This is an online event.

    Date/Time: Thursday 29 October 2020, 17:30 - 18:15

  • INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures: The robotic alchemist - digital assembly of drugs and chemical brains by Professor Lee Cronin

    This is an online event.

    Date/Time: Tuesday 27 October 2020, 17:30 - 18:15

  • INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures: Everything from nothing: how our universe was made by Professor Carlos Frenk

    This is an online event.

    Date/Time: Thursday 22 October 2020, 17:30 - 18:15

  • INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures: A global history of sexual violence by Professor Joanna Bourke

    This is an online event.

    Date/Time: Thursday 15 October 2020, 17:30 - 18:15

  • INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures: Black History Month Lecture: A Bitter Sweet Journey: from slavery to freedom and beyond the colour line by Dr Keith Magee

    This is an online event.

    Date/Time: Tuesday 20 October 2020, 17:30 - 18:15

  • INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures: Slowdown: The end of the great acceleration – and why it’s good for the planet, the economy, and our lives by Professor Danny Dorling

    This is an online event.

    Date/Time: Thursday 8 October 2020, 17:30 - 18:15

  • INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures: Dressed: How to think about clothes by Professor Shahidha Bari

    This is an online event.

    Date/Time: Tuesday 6 October 2020, 17:30 - 18:15