D'Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tower Buildings, University of Dundee, City of Dundee, DD1 4HN, Scotlandwww.armitstead.org.uk
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'The Armitstead Trustees seek to continue the aims of Baron Armitstead, who wished to improve the breadth and depth of knowledge of the people who live in, what is now termed, Tayside. He devised his series of Armitstead Illustrated Lectures to meet this end and to entertain those who attended the series also. The Trustees offer a programme of lectures each autumn in Dundee to carry on the tradition initiated by Baron Armitstead.' Friday evenings at 7.30 pm. Open to all.
Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences, 219 Portobello, Sheffield, S1 4DP, Yorkshire and the Humberwww.sheffield.ac.uk/arts-science
'The aim of these talks is to stimulate conversation, comparison and debate about the ways we choose to pursue knowledge in our different fields. Like Borges in "The Aleph", we want to suggest the infinity of our resources in just a paragraph of time. Innovation in research often comes from the "outside", from someone who approaches an over-familiar problem with a totally fresh perspective. So we approach these talks in the hope of stumbling across unexpected inter-illuminations, perhaps from the act of observing something new, or from the act of being so observed ... The talks are free and open to the general public'.
University of Sheffield
'Provides a forum for talks and discussions of a wide-ranging cultural and topical nature ... Everyone is welcome - membership is by no means restricted to residents of Bray.'
'Addressing the burning issues of today which are shaping the economies and business environments of the future. Lectures are FREE but places are limited. You can register for more than one lecture.'
University of Liverpool
Annual Distinguished Lecture Series 'These public lectures, organised for the specific benefit of the MPhil students, are designed to attract speakers of international standing and repute to give their views on Sustainable Development. Speakers include leading experts from Cambridge University as well as from other leading universities, government bodies, multi-national corporations and international organisations. The opportunity to cross examine such leading thinkers in the question and answer sessions is seen to be a key activity associated with the MPhil programme ... The events are free and open to the public.' The Annual Lecture does not seem to have been held in recent years.
University of Cambridge | Annual Distinguished Lecture Series in Sustainable Development
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Occasional celebrity lectures. Typically: '£15 including a glass of wine. Pre-booking required'.
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'The College organises a wide range of public lectures, including the Gifford, Northern Scholars, Munro and Inaugural lectures.'
Gifford Lectures | Munro Lectures | Northern Scholars Lectures
University of Edinburgh
Darwin Lecture Series 'In the second term of every academic year since 1986 Darwin College has organised a series of eight public lectures. Each series has been built around a single theme, approached in a multi-disciplinary way, and with each lecture prepared for a general audience by a leading authority on his or her subject ... The Darwin College Lectures are very popular, each attended by around 600 people, so you must arrive early to ensure a place. Stewards at the door follow a strict Admissions Policy to ensure fairness. An adjacent overflow theatre (with live TV coverage) is provided for those who cannot be seated in the main hall.'
'Audio and selected videos of the Darwin lectures are available on: iTunes U; the Streaming Media Service. Darwin College Lectures books are available from Cambridge University Press.'
University of Cambridge
Winter evening lectures, usually first Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm.
Downham Market High School, Bexwell Road, Downham Market, Kings Lynn & West Norfolk, PE38 9LL, Easternwww.dmlecsoc.org.uk/list.php
'As in previous years we have arranged a varied programme, in both subject matter and format and I am sure you will find something of interest. Just to remind you the requirement to complete any course work is optional - just come along and enjoy the lectures!'
Have organized a series of monthly lectures on Wednesdays at 2.00 pm running from October to March: 'Admission is open to all.' However, at the time of Review [14 February 2015] could not discover details of any current series of lectures ...
'The Edinburgh Lectures were launched in 1992 as part of a programme of events celebrating the UK’s Presidency of the European Union which culminated in the European Summit held in Edinburgh in December that year.'
Have organized The Ferguson Lectures, 'a series of public lectures and forums launched in October 2006 to provide opportunities for people to meet discuss and ponder on a wide range of contemporary topics. All events take place in The Ferguson Building, an impressive new facility named after an eminent former pupil Professor John Ferguson to commemorate his outstanding contribution to education'. Monthly during term; usually Wednesdays at 4.00 pm: 'Entry is free but places do need to be booked in advance.'
Bishop's Stortford College
The website Events section includes the Shell London Lecture Series. These 'monthly public lectures are all held at the Geological Society's Piccadilly apartments in Burlington House ... Entry to all lectures is free to all, but by ticket only. To obtain a ticket please contact ... Please note that due to the popularity of the lecture series, tickets will be allocated on a monthly ballot basis. We will not be taking indications of interest months in advance this year, so if you would like to attend any of the talks, please email us to let us know around 3 or 4 weeks in advance of the talk date. If at any point attendees, or their guests, are unable to attend, please notify the Society as soon as possible. Most talks will be given twice on the same day, once at 3 pm and once at 6 pm – please note that if you would like to attend the talks, the 3 pm matinees generally have more availability. The talks will be exactly the same in the afternoon and evening.'
Shell London Lecture Series
'All talks ... at 7.15 pm alternate Tuesdays' (with occasional exceptions).
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'The Revd Hugh Price Hughes founded the West London Mission in 1887. He was one of the most forward-looking thinkers of the day. We believe these annual lectures are making a significant contribution towards exploring our faith in the 21st century ... All lectures are on Tuesdays at 7.30 pm and are free.' Latest Dates 11 February - 10 June 2014 (5 lectures).
Hinde Street Methodist Church
'Humanitas will welcome some twenty Visiting Professors, who will be appointed for a given academic year and invited to deliver a series of lectures ... Humanitas Visiting Professors will present their pioneering work through a series of lectures or performances open to University audiences and the wider public.' Arrangements for attendance vary: check.
Video/Audio recordings of lectures are often available.
University of Cambridge | Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities | University of Oxford | Humanities Division | Institute for Strategic Dialogue
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'The range of events that are organised at the IAS are all intended to either advance the research of the individual Fellows and that of researchers at Durham or, in the case of the outreach events such as the art exhibitions, public debates and public lectures that we organise, to inform an interested public who want to learn more about the cutting-edge research that is carried out at Durham and elsewhere in the world.'
'Thank you for visiting the website of Keele World Affairs, the largest Adult Education Group in Europe with over 400 members and a fascinating annual programme of distinguished and authoritative speakers.'
World Affairs Series
'Meetings are held ... from 7.30 pm on alternative Tuesday evenings starting at 7.30 pm ... Typically in a season we cover a wide selection of topics. These might include travel, natural history, mountaineering, other expeditions, art and culture....etc.'
'A series of free public lectures given by leading authorities in their fields.'
'Videos of previous Madingley Lectures are now available to watch online.'
University of Cambridge | Institute of Continuing Education
'During the Autumn and Spring Terms the School hosts a series of high profile Mercers' Lectures featuring eminent and sought-after speakers ... All lectures are open to the public. Entry is free, but please do contact the School for tickets ...'
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'Programmed by leading experts and academics, the Peninsula Arts Lecture Series is scheduled throughout the University term time. This popular series provides an appreciative and growing audience with a rich exploration of literature, poetry, history and art history ... The series also fosters and develops partnerships with local groups such as The Historical Association and Plymouth Proprietary Library.'
Lord Caradon Lecture
University of Plymouth | Historical Association | Plymouth Proprietary Library
Details of the latest Series of Lectures.
BBC iPlayer; Podcast; Transcript: 'You can now download recordings and transcripts from The Reith Lectures, 1948 - 2011.'
'Over the last decade LJMU has invited some of the country's leading commentators to join the people of Liverpool in discussing the issues that really matter to them. These public lectures have used humour, cutting edge research and political insight to explore what it means to be a good citizen in today's society.' Normally three early evening lectures during February - April, three during November-December: 'You may choose to attend some or all of these lectures depending on your own particular interests. All lectures are free but entrance is by ticket only.'
Liverpool John Moores University