The public lecture series continues this autumn with a wide-ranging programme of inspiring and educational talks from leading academics.
Mark Devenney, Professor of Critical Theory in the School of Humanities and Social Science, will pose the question about whether democratic equality that privileges humans over other creatures is appropriate in the face of a climate emergency as part of the lecture series which delves into the ground-breaking research being carried out by academics at the University.
Delivered by newly appointed professors, the lectures are free to attend, and open to staff, students and the general public – but booking is essential. A reception follows each lecture where conversations can continue informally with people from across the university and the wider community.
The autumn programme kicks off on Wednesday 4 October when Professor Mahmood Bhutta, Chair in ENT at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) will reflect on whether inclusivity and sustainability are given enough thought where surgery is concerned. He will share current practices and ask: how can we ensure that care is accessible to those who need it most, wherever they come from in the world? And what can we do to safeguard the health of our planet as we provide that care? He will also outline his own work to mitigate impacts and improve employment rights and sustainability through research, policy and advocacy. This event will mark the start of celebrations of the twentieth anniversary of the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS).
Professor Jaime Vera, Chair in HIV Medicine and Honorary Consultant Physician, will share insights from his research on HIV prevention, ageing, brain health, and therapeutics to illustrate the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in HIV research, and discuss actions that might be needed to eliminate HIV while improving the quality of life of those living with HIV.
Peter Clough, Professor of Inclusive Education, explores the concept, operation and realities of inclusion, its relevance in reflecting different lived experiences and the challenges that have threatened to de-rail commitments.
You will find details for all inaugural lectures available to book on our open lectures page. If you would like to attend, please register online no later than 48 hours prior to the event.
Find out more about inaugural lectures and explore films from our previous lectures for insights into a variety of intriguing research topics.
Professor Mahmood Bhutta
Surgery: Time for an inclusive and sustainable future?
Wednesday 4 October 2023 at 6.30pm, Chowen Lecture Theatre, BSMS Medical Teaching Building, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9PX
Professor Mark Devenney
Democratic equality after climate change
Wednesday 8 November 2023 at 6.30pm, Rooms 103 and 104, Elm House, Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 4GJ
Professor Jaime Vera
From despair to hope: The past, present and future of HIV medicine
Wednesday 22 November 2023 at 6.30pm, Chowen Lecture Theatre, BSMS Medical Teaching Building, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9PX
Professor Peter Clough
Inclusion: In memoriam?
Wednesday 6 December 2023 at 6.30pm, Rooms 103 and 104, Elm House, Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 4GJ