2020 applicants
event series

Essex Explores

Essex alumi community

Challenging ideas, difficult questions, complex answers.

We’re bringing them all to you in our new online lecture series.

During these unprecedented times we think the Essex Spirit is more important than ever. We hope this new online lecture series is going to give people around the world the chance to be inspired by research at University of Essex. Our research is committed to engaging with the key issues we face in our lives – including of course the impact of COVID-19. These lectures are also a chance for our University community to forget lockdown and come together to share ideas and ask difficult questions.

Upcoming lectures

  • Wednesday 3 June

Professor Natasha Lindstädt, Deputy Dean of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Department of Government

Populism, Disease and Disaster

Please register in advance for this webinar.


  • Wednesday 10 June

 Professor Lucy Noakes, Department of History

Why the Blitz Spirit is the wrong metaphor for fighting COVID-19

Please register in advance for this webinar.

Previous lectures

The content of these lectures and of the recordings on the Essex Explores website is copyright of the University of Essex.

  • Wednesday 27 May

Dr Veronica Lamarche, Department of Psychology

Love in the time of COVID: The importance of our relationships in uncertain times

Watch a recording of this lecture.


  • Wednesday 13 May

Dr Gina Yannitell Reinhardt, Department of Government

Wither the Lonely? Addressing loneliness and connectedness in a time of enforced isolation

Watch a recording of this lecture.


  • Wednesday 6 May

John Bercow 'in person'

Our Chancellor John Bercow 'in person' talking about his life, experiences and time at Essex.

Watch a recording of this lecture.


  • Wednesday 29 April

Professor Wayne Martin, Director of the Essex Autonomy Project and Professor in the School of Philosophy and Art History

The Ethics of Triage: Philosophy in the Time of COVID-19.

Watch a recording of this lecture.