The Open University is pleased to announce the annual series of inaugural professorial lectures for 2019-20.
All new professors are given the opportunity to give an inaugural lecture.
The series provides an opportunity to celebrate these achievements with each lecture representing a significant milestone in an academic's career. This year, there is a particular emphasis on the University’s 50th anniversary.
The normal format is for a lecture of approximately an hour, followed by a celebratory wine reception.
Lectures are open to all University staff and students as well as to members of the public. Please see below for upcoming lectures and for details of how to obtain a ticket. All lectures will be livestreamed and links will be added closer to each event.
15:00 - 16:00
How designing corporate social responsibility strategies can enhance a firm's reputation with its key stakeholders.
18:00 - 19:00
How does a historical approach to criminal justice contribute to contemporary understandings of crime and justice?
18:00 - 20:00
Discover what Professor David Rothery has found about the history of the planet Mercury and what Professor Carole Haswell has to say about exoplanets and how they serve to put planet Earth in context.