With the series starting back in 2012, we have had various speakers showcasing the groundbreaking research that has been undertaken here at the University of Surrey over the years. Take a look at past lectures we have held over the years.
Past lectures of the series
Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert discussed her involvement in developing the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
Venki Ramakrishnan highlights recent revolutionary advances using electron microscopy that allows us to visualise even larger and more dynamic biological molecules.
Professor Goswami provides an overview of individual differences in children’s development of language and phonology, providing a context for exploring atypical reading development.
Professor Dame Linda Partridge DBE, FRS, FRSE, FMedSc, delivers her insight and research into ageing and asks if drugs can help slow down the process and prolong lifespan.
Discussing the UK government's commitment to delivering net zero by 2050 and how this could be achieved, by Professor Dame Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge.
Renowned astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell took us on a celebratory journey through the careers of some well-known female astronomers.
Looking at revolutionary advances by tracing the development of science from its first glimmerings in pre-history through to today, led by Sir Paul Nurse.
Professor Lord Martin Rees spoke about the hopes and threats from new technologies and what the consequences these advancements could have for the health of the planet.
Professor Ben Murdin discussed the theory that objects can be in two places at once, performing two different tasks at the same time.
Professor Sara Arber talked about the stark inequalities older people would face in gaining employment beyond the age of 65, as the government raises the retirement age.