Since 2015, leading academics from across BU have delivered an eclectic mix of professorial lectures to the general public and the wider BU community.
These have covered a wealth of research topics, from the various anticipated impacts of Brexit, to performing hip replacements in space, how technology is changing the landscape of computer animation and what underpins exceptional sport performance – to name just a few.
All of the past inaugural lectures have one thing in common – they give our newly appointed professors a platform to share the difference that their unique area of research is making to society.
Watch or listen to our past inaugural lectures by expanding any of the headings below.
Addressing the environmental crisis with Rick Stafford
Taking Sport Seriously: Looking Behind Olympic And Paralympic Mega Events
Limits of space and time: how environmental change affects coastal birds
As if 15 years of oil price volatility was not enough… energy markets now need to deal with Brexit
Seeking community creatively: one social worker’s journey
What it means to be a monkey on the planet of the people
Behind animation: How technology is changing the landscape of computer animation
The fine art of healthcare: using art to think about people and practice
Nutrition, new view on health, ageing and practice
Archive warriors: How radio historians research our audio past
#hashtags, handhelds and handbags: enabling students to blend life and learning
Understanding The Dynamics of Political Culture and The Play of Emotion and Power
Nature, nurture & beyond: what underpins exceptional sport performance?
The effects of Brexit on the EU, the UK and Dorset – a migrant’s account
Aquatic invaders: the truth is out there...
Secrets of storytelling in documentaries, movies, and games
Performing hip replacements in space
How supermarket scanner data reveals the secrets of the checkout
The past is not what it used to be: archaeological science in the 21st century
Love and intimacy in contemporary society
Economics in development - it's the local economy, stupid!
Entrepreneurial resilience & disaster management
Pitchside to bedside: can world class sport help to create world class healthcare?
Research events from around BU