The Sussex Lectures

Experience one of our engaging public lectures. From law to medicine and the arts to the sciences, you'll find something to inspire you.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, live events are not currently taking place at the university. We will continue to monitor government advice and hope to see you in person, again in the near future.

Please keep checking back for details of our online events.

The Sussex lectures provide an opportunity for our world-class academics and renowned guest speakers to share their research with staff, students and the wider community. These lectures are open to the general public and are free to attend.

These public lectures promote our excellent research and teaching, and provide opportunities for the wider community to come and experience academia. You can sign up to receive information about our lectures below.

Watch our public lectures online

You can watch some of our previous lectures here. All of our lectures open in YouTube or an MP3 file.

The Future of Holocaust Memory - Zoom discussion Dr Victoria Walden and panellists
Q&A with George and Peter Summerfield BEM, Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 George and Peter Summerfield BEM
Martin Wight Memorial Lecture 2020 - The decolonial project of Europe: from colonial histories to postcolonial reparations Dr Gurminder Bhambra
Brave New World: The Future of Work Professor Jaqueline O'Reilly
Holocaust Memorial Day at Sussex 2020 – Surviving the Holocaust as a child Hannah Lewis MBE
Holocaust Memorial Day at Sussex 2020 – Analyzing Narratives of Persecution, Flight and Survival Professor Ruth Wodak
Draper Lecture 2020 – Championing human rights and social justice globally Justice Albie Sachs
Couplings on the run – from fundamental particles to quantum gravity Professor Daniel Litim
Dynamics and control – their role in cutting vehicle CO2 emissions Professor Julian Dunne
Queer Cultures of Conflict: Facing Heterogeneity, Fostering Queerversity (audio only) Dr Antke Engel, The Technische Universität Darmstad
Happier families: The kids (and mum & dad) are alright (audio only) Professor Alison Pike
Distant voices, living music: hearing the past and writing the present Professor Ed Hughes
Draper Lecture 2019 – Human Rights and Leadership in a Lawless World Paul van Zyl
Holocaust Memorial Day at Sussex: – Anita Lasker-Wallfisch and Niklas Frank in conversation with Trudy Gold Anita Lasker-Wallfisch and Niklas Frank
Holocaust Memorial Day at Sussex: September 1939 and the Fate of Europe’s Jews Professor Richard Overy, University of Exeter

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