Inaugural lectures

Each year, Imperial appoints a group of brilliant new professors who give a public lecture as part of their promotion. Spark ideas, exercise your mind, make new contacts and stay up to speed with research as it happens when you come to hear the professors at these lectures this term.

  • For new professors, the lecture provides an opportunity to present an overview of their research career so far, update colleagues on current and future research plans, and introduce their research to wider audiences.
  • For Departments, the event is a chance to recognise new Professors and host a celebratory event to bring Department staff together. It also provides an opportunity for Departments to engage with broader audiences inside and outside College, to establish new collaborations, strengthen existing relationships and catch up with alumni.
  • For Imperial, the inaugural lectures represent an essential component of the College's public events programme. We would like to use them as an opportunity to engage with audiences with a broader interest in our research, including funders and decision makers from government, academia and industry. We also hope they will help us create a wider awareness of the benefits of our research.

Our lectures are open to everyone and free of charge.

If you can't make it on the night, some are streamed live via our YouTube channel, or you can catch up later on Imperial's iTunes U channel.

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