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Inaugural lecture series Spring 2024

Book now for three thought-provoking lectures

Our spring series of thought-provoking lectures from leading academics is nearly underway. Book now to reserve your place.

Delivered by newly appointed professors, these inspiring and educational talks delve into the pioneering research Brighton academics are carrying out to address some of the biggest challenges facing people and communities here in Brighton, across the UK and around the world.

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.

Want to find out about recent advances in the care of newborns during the first weeks of life?

Then, come along on Wednesday 21 February to hear from Professor of Perinatal Medicine Heike Rabe about her research into what steps can be taken to improve the chances of survival and long-term health outcomes for babies who are ill or born too early.

Have you ever considered the hidden ways that women and children are excluded from urban spaces? 

Find out more on Wednesday 6 March 2024 when Lesley Murray, Professor of Spatial Sociology, provides fascinating insights and makes you see the spaces around you in a new light. This provocative lecture will be part of our focus on key issues that International Women’s Day (8 March) gives us an opportunity to explore.

Ever thought about what needs to be done to ensure the medicines you take are safe for you? 

On Wednesday 20 March, Michael Okorie, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, will unravel the complexities around the development, prescribing, dispensing, administration and monitoring of medicines. He will reflect on his role as an educator, researcher and clinician, and focus on work to reduce the risk of patient harm and ensure the safe, effective and responsible use of drugs.

Find out more

  • You will find details for all inaugural lectures available to book on our open lectures website page. Inaugural lectures are free events and open to all, so please feel free to share with your colleagues, networks, friends and family. 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 ones for insights into a variety of intriguing research topics.




Robin Coleman • 12 February 2024

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