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Minerva Series of Lectures

A public lecture series run by the University, looking at the latest insights into the big issues of today and those that will shape the world in the future.

We're currently running the Minerva Series of Lectures online because of government restrictions for COVID-19.

Learn something new

Join one of our free lectures to broaden your knowledge of a subject or learn about something new.

In our age of information, the world is changing more rapidly than ever before. Societal shifts, coupled with great leaps in science and technology, are shaping the future for us all.

The Minerva Series of Lectures is your opportunity to hear our experts share their insights on a range of topics, including science, politics, health, and sustainability.

Register for our upcoming lectures

Find out about our lectures and register to attend online. All lectures in the Minerva Series start at 6.00pm and are free to attend.

The 2020-2021 Minerva Lecture Series has now finished. All the events were recorded and are available to watch back via our Vimeo channel. Please see below for more information.

The Lecture Series will return with its 2021-2022 programme in Autumn 2021. More details will be added to this page in due course.

To be kept up-to-date with our plans for the next Minerva Series, you can join our Public Lectures Mailing list here.

Catch up on previous lectures

Video recordings

You can watch full recordings of past lectures to catch up on any that you've missed. You can also watch our Mini Minerva videos for a short overview of each of our lectures and a taste of what to expect.

Watch videos of the Minerva Series of Lectures on our Vimeo channel.

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

Podcast episodes

You can also listen to recordings of the full lectures on our Soundcloud podcast channel.

Join our mailing list

Get the latest information about upcoming lectures in the Minerva Series and plans for the Series by signing up for email updates.

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Contact us

If you have any questions about the Minerva Series of Lectures, get in touch with our team.