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Web Science Institute Distinguished Lecture Series

The Web Science Institute is proud to host a series of Distinguished Lectures that aim to engage and promote debate about Web Science.

Students, Staff and guests from Industry are invited to listen to some of the finest speakers as they share their thoughts and ideas. Our lectures are open to everyone and we warmly welcome visitors to attend these events.

Upcoming Lectures


Past lectures

Professor Phil Howard

Philip Howard

Director and Professor of Internet Students at the Oxford Internet Institute

Professor Rob Kitchin

Rob Kitchin

Professor at the Maynooth University Social Science Institute

Professor Alex Rehding

Alex Rehding

Fanny Peabody Professor of Music at Harvard University

Professor Richard Rogers

Richard Rogers

Professor of New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam

Mireille Hildebrandt

Mireille Hildebrandt

Research Professor of Interfacing Law and Technology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Paul Maltby

Paul Maltby

Chief Digital Officer, Department of Communities & Local Government UK

Professor Jeanette Hoffman

Jeanette Hoffman

Professor and Head of The Internet Policy Field project group at the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB)

Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson

Principal Research Engineer, Research & Development, BBC

Professor Chris Lintott

Chris Lintott

Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford

Professor Evelyn Ruppert

Evelyn Ruppert

Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London


Past lectures

Our past Distinguished Lectures are available to watch on YouTube

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