To celebrate and share the expertise of our new and established Professors alike, we invite you to attend Bath Spa’s Professorial Lecture Series.

Each lecture is free and open to everyone – staff, students and members of the public.

2016/2017 professorial lecture series

Wednesdays – 6:00pm-8.00pm
Newton Park, Commons G23/24

Upcoming events

  • 3 May 2017
    Mariele Neudecker - Hull ‘Another City of Culture”
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  • 17 May 2017
    Geoff Whitty and Jenny Gore - Improving teaching: some lessons for the UK from Australia
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  • 7 June 2017
    James Newman - Game over? The past, present and future of videogame preservation
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  • 20 June 2017
    David Almond - Stories From The Middle of the World
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Whenever posible we try to record our Professorial Lectures and make them available on this page.

Past lectures

2017

  • 29 March 2017
    Dexter Dalwood – What is the History in Contemporary History Painting?
  • 22 February 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                Amanda Bayley - "Crossing Musical Bridges": composers, performers and intercultural encounters
  • 1 February 2017
    Maggie Gee and the Empathy and Writing Group - Empathy at Work

2016

  • 5 October 2016
    Kate Rigby - Infernal Ecologies: Literature, Ethics and fire ‘down under’ (Video)

  • 19 October 2016
    Andrew Hugill - Adventures in Creative Computing (Video)

  • 2 November 2016
    Christina Slade - A Tale of Two Cities

  • 23 November 2016
    Alastair Niven - The Value of Literary Prizes, If There Is Any (Video)

  • 14 December 2016
    Neil Sammells - Oscar Wilde: Be Cool (Video)

2014

  • 6 February 2014
    Joseph Hyde: "Seeing Sound..." (Audio)

  • 19 February 2014
    Kate Pullinger: "A Letter to an Unknown Soldier..." (Audio)

  • 5 March 2014
    Elaine Chalus: "My dearest Tussy'..." (Video and Audio)

  • 19 March 2014
    Dan Davies: "Schrödinger's Cat..." (Audio slideshow)

  • 2 April 2014
    Denise Cush: "Without Fear or Favour..." (Audio)

  • 14 May 2014
    Tessa Hadley: Book Reading with Q&A (No recording available)

  • 28 May 2014
    Mike Tooby: "Reflections on connecting people..." (Video)

  • 6 June 2014
    Liz Coleman: "Thought, Action and Passion..." A public lecture to mark the launch of the Global Academy of Liberal Arts. (No recording available)

  • 25 June 2014
    Gavin Cologne-Brookes: "Mortality and Memoir..." (Audio)

2013

  • 9 October 2013
    Prof John Strachan: "Advertising and Literature in Late Georgian England, 1785-1840" (No recording available)

  • 30 October 2013
    Prof Anita Taylor: "Interrogating Appearances: Drawing and Understanding" (No recording available)

  • 14 November 2013
    Hilary Mantel in conversation with Prof Fay Weldon (Video)

  • 27 November 2013
    Prof Rob Mears: "Violence and Civilisation"(Audio)
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