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.

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.

Ask The Experts

Take your opportunity to ask leading Sussex experts the questions that matter to you in our series of live Ask The Experts events.

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Watch or listen to our public lectures online

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

Climate Consciousness Intelligence
Prof Thomas Nowotny
Culture Clashes in Cross Border Connections
Prof Paul Statham
Fairer, more sustainable energy
Prof Mari Martisakainen
Learning to Listen Prof Alice Eldridge
Inclusive Sussex: In Conversation with Dame Nicola Dandridge DBE and Dr Omar Khan
Dame Nicola Dandrige DBE, Dr Omar Khan and pannellists
‘The Third Reich of Dreams’ film taster and discussion with the director
Amanda Rubin
Holocaust Memorial Day at Sussex 2024 - Ivor Perl BEM and his granddaughter Lia Bratt
Ivor Perl BEM and Lia Bratt
In Conversation with Marina Mahathir
Marina Mahathir and Prof Sasha Roseneil
Freedom Of Speech - Can you draw a Line?
Prof David Ruebain
Founding Historians Lecture 2023 - Dr Hunter's Plague: Photography, Gender and Disease in Nineteenth-Century India
Prof David Arnold
Inclusive Sussex: In Conversation with Lela Kogbara and Jane Farrell
Lela Kogbara, Jane Farrell and pannellists
Issues in Criminal Justice Lecture 2023 ‘Radical Transparency: Reforming parole to increase public confidence’
Prof Stephen Shute
Inclusive Sussex: In Conversation event, featuring Professor Tom Shakespeare CBE FBA
Prof Tom Shakespeare CBE FBA and panellists
Beyond Brexit - the future of UK trade policy
Prof Steve McGuire and pannellists
Holocaust Memorial Day at Sussex 2023 - Testimony from Manfred Goldberg BEM Manfred Goldberg BEM
Founding Historians Lecture: Voices from the Classroom: The Experience of Universal Secondary Education in the UK since 1945
Prof Peter Mandler
Can the law deliver inclusion?
Prof David Ruebain
First Light with the James Webb Space Telescope
Dr Stephen Wilkins
How can understanding bee behaviour improve crop pollination?
Dr Beth Nicholls
Smart Justice: Policing in the Digital Age
Prof Richard Vogler
Why you should talk to strangers
Dr Gillian Sandstrom 
'Black At Sussex'
Gavin Mensah-Coker and Valerie Kporye
Activism in Arts C: From AFRAS to Global Studies
Prof Anke Schwittay
Ask the Experts: Discussion on Kindness
Claudia Hammond and panellists
Breaking Free from State Capture 'How youth, leadership and integrity can chart the best future for Africa'
Dr Mo Ibrahim, Baroness Valerie Amos, 
Prof. Liz David-Barrett and Pamela Wadi, chaired by Prof. Robert Barrington

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