Inaugural Lectures

York St John University is hosting a series of Inaugural Lectures given by our recently appointed Professors.

This series of lectures varies in content areas with speakers from a wide range of subjects across the University, showcasing research taking place here at York St John University. The series is a great opportunity for our Professors to extend the reach of their research to the wider community as these lectures will be open to staff, students and members of the public and are free of charge.

Please click on the below lecture titles to learn more about each event and to book your seat.


Thursday 19 October 2017

Professor Lee Higgins 

Title: The call, the welcome and the “yes”: Community music as a site for hospitable music making



Thursday 25 January 2018

Professor Gary Peters

Title: Begin the Begin: Thoughts of an Inaugurator



Monday 26 February 2018

Professor Robert Aitken 

Title: Antibodies - guardians of health, and tools for research



Thursday 22 March 2018

Professor Matthew Clarke

Title: 'Eyes wide shut': The fantasies and disavowals of education policy



Wednesday 25 April 2018

Professor Andy Smith

Title: Sport and the 4th Industrial Revolution



Thursday 17 May 2018

Professor Mark Edwards

Title: Relationship between cognition and emotion: Role of anxiety in information processing



Thursday 15 November 2018

Professor Lynne Gabriel

Title: Mental Health Minefield: Stories from the Frontline



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