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  • Date and time: Thursday 28 November 2019, 6pm to 7.15pm
  • Location: Room C/A/101, Chemistry Buildings, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Disability History Month Lecture

Professor Nigel Lockett is The Dyslexic Professor - not a professor of dyslexia or an expert on dyslexia. He will share his personal insights from being a dyslexia survivor; how his experiences at school shaped his career and how his decision to disclose his disability has reshaped his understanding of dyslexia as a superpower. Nigel will discuss how his 52 weekly blogs enabled this journey of self-discovery … A Year in the Life of a Dyslexic Professor.

Nigel states, “this journey continues in my work as an academic – including my research, teaching and engagement activities. I do think my dyslexic thinking helps me in all aspects of my work and disclosing I have dyslexia enables me and others to acknowledge the challenges and promote the advantages. In my experience, successful modern academics increasingly work in teams and disclosure provides the opportunity to build neurodiversity into any team from the outset.”

NB:  As the purpose of the lecture is to celebrate Disability History Month, the venue is fully accessible and there will be a speech to text facility for attendees with hearing loss. 

Professor Nigel Lockett

Nigel Lockett is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Head of the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde. He is a senior academic, experienced manager, serial entrepreneur and community leader. Before joining Strathclyde Business School, he previously worked as Professor of Entrepreneurship at Lancaster University Management School and Professor of Enterprise at Leeds University Business School. In 2015, Nigel was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship for outstanding contribution to enterprise in higher education. He is a Fellow and Past President of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. To raise awareness of dyslexia, Nigel blogs as The Dyslexic Professor -

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop


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