Professorial Inaugural Lectures

Our Professorial Inaugural Lecture series celebrates excellence in research undertaken by our recently appointed professors.

Conducting internationally significant research means our lecturers always have their fingers on the pulse and academics at Essex are at the forefront of the latest research findings and emerging trends.

It’s a privilege to have leading global thinkers at our University and through this lecture series we are keen to share our very best research, to exchange ideas and inspire you. Our new professors will offer enlightening explanations on their own specialist subjects in areas such as law, sociology, politics and literature.

Upcoming lectures

Monday 29 February

Inequality and mortality / How your brain creates your reality

This event celebrates the work of two new Professors in the School of Health and Human Sciences and the Department of Psychology, Professor David Pevalin and Professor Paul Hibbard.

Monday 7 March

Kodachrome Travels: How colour changed the way we see the world

Professor Jeffrey Geiger, Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies.

Monday 16 May

Professor Fabian Freyenhagen, School of Philosophy and Art History and Professor Lorna McGregor, Human Rights Centre. Further details to follow.

Booking information

Admission is free but booking is advised. To book your place or for further information:

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