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.

Unkess 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 now required. Bookings for lectures will open at 10.00am one week before the event, via the links below.

Download and view the INSIGHTS Public Lectures Spring 2022 Programme Card (PDF: 810 KB)

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

    Date/Time: This event has been postponed - a new date will be announced soon

  • Edward Heath Lecture: What has happened to the world order that Edward Heath helped to create? by Lord Patten

    Date/Time: Wednesday 4 May 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • INSIGHTS Public Lecture: The Monarchy and the UK’s evolving constitution by Dr Catherine Haddon

    Date/Time: Thursday 19 May 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • INSIGHTS Public Lecture: Levelling up – national mission and global challenge by The Rt Hon Justine Greening

    Date/Time: Tuesday 17 May 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • INSIGHTS Public Lecture: New voices on science, agriculture and engineering

    Date/Time: Thursday 12 May 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • INSIGHTS Public Lecture: The state of our Universe by Professor Edmund Copeland

    Date/Time: Tuesday 26 April 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Henry Miller Memorial Concert - 24 April 2022

    Date/Time: Sunday 24 April 2022, 1700

    Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building

  • INSIGHTS Virtual Lecture: Who runs your University? by Dr John Hogan

    Date/Time: Thursday 24 March 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: This is an online event

  • Sophia Lecture: The role of place in recovering from the crisis: what have universities got to do it with it? by Dame Julia Unwin

    Date/Time: Tuesday 8 March 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: This is an online event

  • Lecture presented in association with Blackwells to mark British Science Week: The Joy of Science by Jim Al-Khalili

    Date/Time: Monday 14 March 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: This is an online event

  • INSIGHTS Virtual Lecture: Shakespeare as a sound artist by Bruce R. Smith

    Date/Time: Thursday 10 March 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: This is an online event

  • INSIGHTS Virtual Lecture: Neuroblastoma: A master of disguise and a challenge to cure by Professor Deborah Tweddle

    Date/Time: Tuesday 22 February 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: This is an online event

  • LGBTQ+ History Month Lecture: Saving Our Transcestry by E-J Scott

    Date/Time: *NEW DATE* Thursday 24 February 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: This is an online event

  • British Academy Lecture: For a reparatory social science by Professor Gurminder K Bhambra

    Date/Time: *NEW DATE* Thursday 3 March 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: This is an online event

  • Tyneside Geographical Society Lecture: Pocketbooks, cairns and carrier pigeons: polar postal systems by Nancy Campbell

    Date/Time: Thursday 17 March 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: This is an online event

  • Darwin Day Lecture with the North East Humanists: The handshake: a gripping history... and a biological one by Ella Al-Shamahi

    Date/Time: Thursday 10 February 2022, 5.30pm

    Venue: This is an online event

  • John H Holmes Memorial Lectures for 10- to 14-Year-Olds: Our Futures in STEM (Part Two)

    Date/Time: Wednesday 19 January 2022

    Venue: This is an online event

  • John H Holmes Memorial Lectures for 10- to 14-Year-Olds: Our Futures in STEM (Part One)

    Date/Time: Wednesday 12 January 2022

    Venue: This is an online event