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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).

Lecture speaker
December 2019's Science Showoff

Following the announcement made by the Government on 23 March the Minerva lectures scheduled for 9 April and 7 May will not take place. We are keeping the ongoing situation with the coronavirus (Covid-19) under careful review and will update this page if any further cancellations become necessary.

In our age of information the world is changing more rapidly than ever before. Societal shifts, coupled with great leaps in scientific and technological advancement, are shaping the future for all us. These also pose big questions for us to answer today.

Our Minerva Public Lecture series is an opportunity to share latest insights across a whole range of topics, from future transport to the environment, politics to healthcare.

All lectures in the Minerva Series:

  • are free
  • start at 6.00pm on our Claverton Down campus (free parking after 5pm)
  • require registration. Details can be found on each individual lecture page by following the 'view upcoming lectures' link below

View upcoming lectures

Mini Minerva

Mini Minerva videos give a short overview of the content covered in the full lecture.

The Maths of Life and Death

They 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.

View full lecture recordings

Listen to podcasts of the past Minerva lectures on Soundcloud.

Details for the 2019-2020 programme can be found on the lecture listing. For regular updates on upcoming lectures join our mailing list below.

Join our public lecture mailing list