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Minerva Series of Lectures

A public lecture series run by the University of Bath. It was formerly known as the General University Lecture Programme (GULP).

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December 2019's Science Showoff

The 2020-2021 Minerva Lecture Series is underway and will continue online until further notice.

The full list of lectures for the 2020-2021 Series is as follows. All lectures begin at 18:00.

  • 8 September: How Computer Animation Can Be Life Changing for Disabled People
  • 5 October: (CANCELLED) How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Healthcare Workers?
  • 4 November: The Psychology of Pain: Past, Present, and Future
  • 2 December: Flooding Through The Ages: The City of Bath
  • 3 February: Disease in a Dish – A New Way of Studying Dementia
  • 3 March: What is Neurodiversity, Really?
  • 7 April: The Wonderful Worlds of Four Year Olds
  • 5 May: Can Cultured Meat Help Save The Planet?
  • 2 June: Festival of Nature 2021
  • 7 July: Royal Astronomical Society 200th Anniversary

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Mini Minerva

Mini Minerva videos give a short overview and continue the discussion of topics covered in our full Minerva lectures.

If you have any questions about coronavirus for our experts, please get in touch by emailing us at Your questions will be used to create future Mini Minerva videos featuring experts from the Minerva lectures and others from across the University of Bath.

The Maths of Life and Death

The Mini Minerva videos give you a taste of what to expect from our speakers when you attend a Minerva Lecture.

The Wonderful World of Plankton

Full recordings of the lectures can be found on our Vimeo channel by following the link below.

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Listen to podcasts of the past Minerva lectures on Soundcloud.

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