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Distinguished Lecture Series

Discover our distinguished speaker series to spark intellectual debate and get informed on a broad range of subjects.

Students and staff are invited to listen to some of the finest speakers as they share their thoughts and ideas. A number of the lectures in this series are also open to members of the wider community and we warmly welcome visitors to attend these events.

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Spark Intellectual Debate

Turning back the March of Folly

The University of Southampton is delighted to announce the next speaker in our Distinguished Lectures series: Sir Jonathan (Jon) Day.

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Sir Ian Diamond

Spark Intellectual Debate

The Centre for Population Change is delighted to host Sir Ian Diamond for a distinguished lecture on 12 December 2019.

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Helen Clark

Our most recent lecture

‘In Conversation’ with Rt Hon. Helen Clark and Professor Jane Falkingham: ‘Women in Leadership'

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Other past lectures

Our past Distinguished Lectures are available to watch on YouTube.

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Past Distinguished Lectures

Fri, 12 Oct 2018

Lord David Willetts, Distinguished Lecture in collaboration with ESRC Centre for Population Change

[2018/10/1214:15] The Distinguished Lecture series in...

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Mon, 06 Mar 2017

“The truth, the post truth, and nothing but no truth, so help me God”

[2017/03/06] The University welcomed Jon Sopel as a s...

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Wed, 01 Feb 2017

What's wrong with our Universities, and will the Teaching Excellence Framework put it right?

[2017/02/0118:0019:00] The University was delighted t...

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