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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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Upcoming lectures

Is it too late to save our oceans?

Join us to hear how Southampton's latest research in marine science and engineering is tackling the fight against climate change and how we, as a nation, will achieve Net Zero by 2050.

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Past lectures

Sailing on the Edge

The Science Behind the Sport. An online event which provides an insight into how engineering and science underpin innovation in world class sailing

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COVID Healthcare Response

In this online event our speakers discuss how the University of Southampton have been involved in Vaccinator Training and developing PPE

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Beating blindness

Join the University of Southampton to learn about sight loss, the research that is underway to fight it, and how we're supporting scientists.

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AI & the Future of Cancer

A virtual event focusing on the role that artificial intelligence plays in the future of cancer care.

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Military Education Committee

The value that education provides for problem solving, influencing and planning - 19 April 2021

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Jon Sopel

In Conversation' with Jon Sopel

'UnPresidented – Politics, pandemics and the race that Trumped all others' on Wednesday 3 March

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COVID trial injection

COVID Panel event

Three of our leading University professors discussed the latest on how we are tackling COVID-19 at Southampton on Tuesday 9 February

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Professor Andy Tatem

Professor Andy Tatem

Watch our very own Professor Andy Tatem who delivered an online lecture within our Distinguished Lecture Series on 24 November, 18:00-19:00(GMT).

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Professor Emma Clery

Professor Emma Clery

Professor Emma Clery delivered our annual Wellington Lecture on 28 October, 18:00-19:00BST

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Professor Stephen Holgate

Professor Stephen Holgate

Watch our very own Professor Stephen Holgate who delivered an online lecture within our Distinguished Lecture Series on 15 October, 18:00-19:00BST

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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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