Inaugural lectures present an opportunity for showcasing exciting and ground-breaking research and teaching being carried out by professors in our University. Each lecture represents a significant milestone in an academic’s career, providing official recognition of their promotion or appointment to full professorship. These lectures are furthermore an ideal opportunity for new professors to introduce themselves and to present an overview of their own contribution to their field to academic peers, students and research collaborators. They are also a platform for celebrating a professor’s academic achievements with his/her family, friends, mentors and colleagues.

Inaugural lectures form part of the University’s Public lectures series and may only be given by all newly appointed full professors who have been appointed in academic Schools and Centres.