Welcome to our Science Public Lectures series!

This series of talks is open to all and free to attend. Lectures are held once a month, on the third Thursday of each month. 

We welcome speakers in all areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) from across the University of Nottingham, and we hope you can join us to hear about some of the fascinating research that is being undertaken at the university.  

Colleagues from across the university’s science community have been jointly hosting a series of public science lectures for over a decade.

The series is currently organised by colleagues within the Institute of Policy and Engagement and Dr. Hilary Collins (School of Pharmacy).

If you would like any more information about the series or would like to be added to the mailing list, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  



Upcoming events: 

Science Public Lecture, AI and Chemistry: A Greener Future

Physics Building, University of Nottingham NG7 2RD, University Park
In this lecture, Dr Joe Heeley, Research Fellow within the School of Chemistry, will explore how we can use AI to address the problem of developing more sustainable processes and how we can encourage chemists to make their chemistry greener!
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Past lectures: 

Apollo Legacy: How Engineers Landed People on the Moon

This interactive lecture uses archive footage of the Apollo 11 spacecraft landing on the Moon in July 1969 and how engineers (from many backgrounds) made this happen. We will briefly look at the Artemis programme to get the first woman and the first person of colour to walk on the Moon in the next few years!There will also be UK built rocket engines from the 50's and 60's as well as some examples of how you can get involved in Space Engineering at home. We will also highlight some of the amazing work the University of Nottingham does in Space and spaceflight applications.

When Personal and Professional Lives Collide

Professor Emma Wilson presents this public lecture, sharing personal and professional reflections on breast cancer research whilst living with a breast cancer susceptibility gene.

The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

Did you know that China manufactured COVID-19 to wage war on the USA, or that climate change is all just a hoax so scientists can make money? In this talk, Dr Daniel Jolley will showcase why people find conspiracy theories so appealing and debunk some of the misconceptions (e.g., are all conspiracy believer's paranoid?).
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