Every term, the University organises free open lectures on a wide variety of topics and aimed at a general audience.
Some lectures require pre-booking. Where tickets are needed, this is also indicated in the publicity.
We distribute information on upcoming lectures to interested members of the public at the start of each academic term (October, January and April). If you would like to receive a free copy of this leaflet either by email or by post, please join our mailing list. Updated lecture information is also available here on our web pages. As the pages are updated frequently, they will publicise lectures which we were unable to include in the leaflet.
Download the Open lectures - Summer 19 leaflet (PDF , 1,096kb).
Wordsworth’s Anglo-French pamphlet: Public and private codes in 'A Letter to the Bishop of Llandaff'
Wired for sound: Engineering future audio experiences and new sound worlds through creative digital technology
Government’s claim to improve social mobility by expanding Grammar schools through admitting more ‘disadvantaged’ pupils
Confronting the limits of material properties: From kitty litter to granite in the archaeology of nuclear waste
Getting to the University
The majority of lectures are held on the University campus.
There is a regular bus service and the campus is easily accessible by bicycle. Car parking is available in the Pay & Display car parks, which are free after 6pm.
More information on reaching the University together with maps and additional parking information can be found on our Information for Visitors webpages.
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