Inaugural Lectures 2017-18

Keele's programme of Inaugural Lectures is delivered by newly established professors within the University and aims to give an illuminating account of the speaker's own subject specialism. The lectures, which start at 6.15pm in the Westminster Theatre and last approximately an hour including Q&A, are chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Trevor McMillian.

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This series of lectures is open to all and admission is free.  No ticket is required, however we ask those wishing to attend to kindly book a place by clicking on the BOOK EVENT button under each lecture.

The lectures in the 2017 / 2018 Inaugural series are:


o'neill   Professor Shane O'Neill Inaugural Lecture 14 May 2018 6.15pm Westminster Theatre, Chancellor's Building, Keele University UNIVERSITIES AS INSTRUMENTS OF SOCIAL FREEDOM