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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.

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 Minerva Lecture Series is back for its 2021-2022 programme and will continue online until Christmas. See below to sign up for the first lecture.

27 October: Elephants and Environmental Activism in Cambodia

We will update this page with details of the rest of the series in due course. To be kept up-to-date with our plans, you can join our Public Lectures Mailing list here.

All the events in the previous series were recorded and are available to watch back via our Vimeo channel. Please see below for more information.

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 minerva@bath.ac.uk. 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.

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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.