Public lecture series

This year we are building on our traditional Professorial Lecture series by extending our public lectures to include early stage researchers, guest speakers, and more.

2018/19 lecture series

All of our public lectures are free and open to everyone – staff, students and members of the public.

Sue Rigby, Bath Spa's Vice-Chancellor - What is a University for?

21 November 2018
The Holburne Museum

This lecture will explore the complicated contemporary debate surrounding the use and purpose of higher education, through the (perhaps) biased perspective of Bath Spa University's Vice-Chancellor.

Commission Impossible: Michael Morris in conversation with Kate Pullinger

24 April 2019
The Holburne Museum
6:15Pm to 7:45PM

Michael Morris, co-director of Artangel, will be in coversation with Bath Spa's Professor Kate Pullinger, Director of the Centre for Culture and Creative Industries, to discuss Artangel's extraordinary commissioning and producing work.

Previous events

In 2017/18 we completed a busy schedule of events. Our lecture series included Professors from History, Business, Creative Writing and English Literature. Topics covered ranged from the Silk Road, to writing for radio, the historical City of London, espionage, and discrimination law.

In summer 2018, we welcomed members of the public to our Corsham Court campus research open day.

Highlights included readings from Terry Gifford's latest poetry collection, A Feast of Fools, a creative writing workshop with award-winning children's author David Almond, and a performance and choreography workshop with Senior Lecturer Thomas Kampe. The day was attended and enjoyed by a host of the local public.

Want to know what's on?

Huge numbers of our staff dedicate their time and energy to engaging with non-academic audiences about their research. Much of this includes talks, workshops, exhibitions and events at local level. To find out what's currently on, please see our Public Engagement page

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