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.
Lectures are open to all University staff and students as well as to members of the public. Please see below for upcoming lectures. All lectures will be livestreamed and links will be added closer to each event.
Why learners, politicians, practitioners and users are not the enemy and how to listen to them!
Computerised systems and process designs should effectively reflect peoples’ needs, according to Professor Anne Adams, Professor of Engaged Practice and Research at the OU’s Institute of Educational Technology, who will deliver her inaugural lecture on the subject.
Data (Science) is everywhere and for everyone – but only if we are professional
In her inaugural lecture, Rachel Hilliam, Professor of Statistics in the OU’s Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, will explore the role played by Data Science in ensuring that data is being used ethically, stored safely and analysed robustly.