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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.

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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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Past lectures

33rd Wellington Lecture

Lecture by Professor Beatrice de Graaf: 'L’Homme de l’Europe' Revisited: The Duke of Wellington and the Fight against Terror in post-Napoleonic Europe

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International Women's Day

Watch three influential women from Southampton's Academic and Alumni community discuss their hugely successful careers across a variety of sectors.

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UK City of Culture Bid 2025

Hear how Southampton are bidding to become the next UK City of Culture 2025

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Sir Ian Diamond Lecture

Professor Sir Ian Diamond tells the story of how statistics have been developed and used to help manage the pandemic in the UK

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Annual Wade Lecture

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam MBE joined us in conversation with Professor Robert Read

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Is it too late to save our oceans?

An online event that will address why oceans are our most powerful nature based solution, and why we need to act now to protect them

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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

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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