Inaugural Lecture Series

An inaugural lecture is a key milestone in any academic's career, signifying their promotion to 'Professor'.  It is an opportunity for our new professorial colleagues to present their innovative research first-hand.  All of these events are free of charge and attendance is open to all, and we look forward to sharing the experience with you.   

 UPCOMING LECTURES

Who to trust? Forming policy beliefs in a polarized world

Who to trust? Forming policy beliefs in a polarized world
Date
25/02/2019
Description
Inaugural lecture: Professor Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay.

Leadership for development: what do people want?

Leadership for development: what do people want?
Date
18/03/2019
Description
It has been said that people get the leaders they deserve. But, what type of leaders do people want? Looking at research findings from Indonesia and the UK, Professor David Hudson explores this in his inaugural lecture.
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Previous Inaugural Lectures

2018

11 October - How to rig an election without getting caught

26 April - Trusting Enemies: Interpersonal Relationships in International Conflict

13 April - 'Pity the Blind'? An analysis of vision impairment, disability and education

22 March - Don't call me a customer: public service markets and the citizen

2017

3 May - New ways of making sense: social perspectives on unease, mental distress and recovery

26 April - Sustainable development: Accounting and the citizen

5 April - Do we expect too much of leaders?

2016

12 October - Closing the Mental Health Treatment Gap: Time for a new paradigm?

3 May - Mind the gap: bridging healthcare management and research

Find out more

If you'd like to know more about future inaugural lectures, please email: colsoc-c-coss-communications@adf.bham.ac.uk.

VIDEO: TRUSTING ENEMIES

The issue of trust can make or break a relationship, and this is also true at a global scale. Find out more in Professor Wheeler's book, 'Trusting Enemies'. 

VIDEO: DON'T CALL ME A CUSTOMER: ILLUSTRATION TIMELAPSE

Professor Catherine Needham summarises her inaugural lecture as we see the illustration from the event take shape before our eyes.