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. 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 19th October 2017

Professor Lee Higgins 

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



Thursday 30th November 2017

Professor Robert Aitken 

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



Thursday 25th January 2018

Professor Gary Peters

Title: Begin the Begin: Thoughts of an Inaugurator



Thursday 22nd March 2018

Professor Matthew Clarke

Title: TBA



Wednesday 25th April 2018

Professor Andy Smith

Title: TBA



Thursday 17th May 2018

Professor Mark Edwards

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



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