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.

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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 our public lectures online

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

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
Issues in Criminal Justice Lecture 2022
Dame Vera Baird QC
Discussion of the film ‘Masel Tov Cocktail’ - Holocaust Memorial Day 2022
Arkadij Khaet and Judy Ironside MBE
Hella Pick CBE interview for Holocaust Memorial Day at Sussex 2022
Hella Pick CBE and Professor Ivor Gaber 
Ask the Experts: Discussion on consciousness
Claudia Hammond and panellists
A fossil treaty: a new approach to tackling the climate crisis
Professor Peter Newell
Solutions in unlikely places– a potential plastic alternative
Lucy Hughes
Educating our way to a more sustainable climate
Dr Melissa Lazenby
Helping our kelp: can we restore our seas?
Dr Mika Peck
Founding Historians Lecture 2021 - Entangled histories: Britain and Jamaica in slavery days and beyond
Prof. Catherine Hall FBA
Fatal Alliances: On the Entanglement of Antisemitic and Antifeminist Dynamics of Exclusion
Prof. Katrin Steffen
Ask the Experts: Discussion on quantum physics Prof. Jim Al-Khalili FRS and panellists
Ask the Experts: Discussion on COVID-19 Claudia Hammond and panellists
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

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