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.
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
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.
Admission is free but booking is advised. To book your place or for further information:
Previous lectures on Vimeo
- Professor Peter Fussey, Department of Sociology: Surveillance, Security and the City.
- Professor Nick Allum, Department of Sociology: What People know about Science and why it matters.
- Professor Philip Terry, Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies: Reflections on tapestry.
- Professor Matthew Woollard, UK Data Archive: A Journey through Data.
- Professor Karen Hulme, School of Law: Nature in War.
- Professor Sean Nixon, Department of Sociology: Trading on Human Weakness: Advertising and its Critics in the 1950s and 1960s..
- Professor Noam Lubell, School of Law: Robot Warriors, Terrorists and Private Contractors: What future for the Laws of War?.
- Professor Andrew Canessa, Department of Sociology: Being Indigenous in the Twenty-first Century: A Bolivian Case Study.