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 virus, 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 and autumn 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.

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

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
Why the US is Not a "Nation of Immigrants" (audio only) Professor Maria Lauret
A vision of successful education in Africa through the agency of research (audio only) Professor Kwame Akyeampong
We had the experience but missed the meaning (Dry Salvages, T.S.Eliot): Reflecting on reflection (audio only) Professor Gillian Ruch
The mathematics of epidemics on networks: taming complexity (audio only) Professor Istvan Kiss
Education, conflict, war and peace: Between governance and resistance (audio only) Professor Mario Novelli
Forests, famine and communities: Towards an environmental history of eastern India (audio only) Professor Vinita Damodaran
‘Food-work city’: Oral histories of and for changing places (audio only) Professor Ben Rogaly
Who framed American English? Professor Lynne Murphy
Re-interpreting the Sounds of World War I (audio only) Professor Michael Bull
What can we learn from humble insects to build better AI? Professor Thomas Nowotny
Running in the family: Can we help anxious parents to raise confident children? Professor Sam Cartwright-Hatton
‘I Shall Not Hate’ (audio only) Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish
Sex, gender and sexuality in Europe: Sinking in quicksand? (audio only) Professor Nuno Ferreira
The road to immortality: Insights from a cancer virus Professor Michelle West
Issues in Criminal Justice Lecture 2018 – Can we have a fully integrated and equal society? Or is it just a pipe dream? Dame Louise Casey DBE CB

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