Public Lecture Series

Online Public Lecture Series

We're sharing the best of BU through a series of free online public lectures.

Our series for 2022-23 will explore sustainability in a cost of living crisis, innovative orthopaedic research, the historical role of women in journalism and the newest story of Stonehenge.

Our 2021-22 lectures covered everything from ageing well to the Great British seaside, the wildlife of Poole Harbour, supporting LGBTQ+ communities, the future of our region, and how our ancient ancestors responded to environmental change. You can watch the recordings of these events below.

Improving recovery from surgery
Tuesday 24 January, 7-8:30pm

Professor Tom Wainwright and Professor Robert Middleton sat on an operating table

Over 200,000 knee and hip replacements are undertaken every year in the UK. With an aging population and an NHS backlog, it’s more important than ever to ensure these elective surgeries are done as safely and effectively as possible.

Join us to hear from physiotherapist Professor Tom Wainwright and practising surgeon Professor Rob Middleton, from Bournemouth’s Orthopaedic Research Institute (ORI) who have been exploring ways to better prepare people for surgery and enhance their recovery. 

Their techniques have been adopted by healthcare organisations across the world, and have reduced the amount of time patients spend in hospital , as well as reducing complications and readmissions, particularly in older patients.

The team are now turning their attention to the surgery itself to get the best possible outcomes , including pioneering the use of robotic surgery in hip and knee replacements, as well as ways to ensure patients can return to normal life.

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Upcoming events:

The untold history of women in journalism

March 2023, Date TBC

Looking at the signficant but often underplayed role of women in journalism and broadcasting throughout history.

Unearthing the mysteries of Stonehenge
May 2023, Date TBC

Bournemouth University has worked on projects at Stonehenge for over 25 years and our research has redefined what we know about how this iconic structure was made and how it may have been used. 

Catch up on previous events in the series