University Lecture Series

The University Lecture Series provides unique opportunities for student interaction, faculty discourse and community dialogue within an international context.  This series will help raise Jersey’s intellectual capital, shape minds, explore frontiers of knowledge and facilitate thought.

Subjects include:

  • History
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Science
  • Maths

2016/17 Programme - lectures are free and open to all 

Thursday, 20 October 2016 - Dr Simon Topping (Plymouth University) - Civil Rights and Presidents: From Truman to Johnson                                                              4-530pm Highlands College

Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - Prof John Fa (Manchester Metropolitan / JICAS) Conservation Efforts in Africa: Creating Spaces for Indigenous Peoples in the Congo Basin                                                                         4-530pm Hautlieu School

Tuesday, 6 December 2016 - Prof Alison Walker (University of Bath) The Power of Light: New Solar Cell and Lighting Technologies                                                  4-530pm Hautlieu School

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - Dr Mathew Pope (University College London) Exploring Ice Age Islands: Early Humans and Long-Term Climate Change in North West Europe     4-530pm Great Hall, Highlands College

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - Prof Helen Hackett (University College London) Let me true in love truly write: Shakespeare and the question sincerity int he love sonnet 4-530pm Jersey College for Girls  

2015/16 Programme

Tuesday, 6 October 2016 - Professor Michael Potter, University of Cambridge - 'Why is Arithmetic so Difficult?' 4-530pm Victoria College

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 - Professor Peter Raynor, University of Swansea - ' Why People Start and Stop Offending'                                                                                4-530pm at Beaulieu School

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 - Professor Ilian Pappe, University of Exeter - 'The Arab-Israeli Conflict Then and Now'                                                                                      4-530pm Highlands College  

 

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - Dr Colin Wright, Keele University -  'Juggling: Theory and Practice'                        4-530pm Victoria College      

Tuesday, 27 January 2016 - Dr Sally Gibson, University of Cambridge - 'Galapagos volcanoes: linking Earth's deep interior with its surface evolution'                                           4-530 Beaulieu School                                                                 

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - Professor John Roe, University of York - 'Othello and Love Through the Ages'                   4-530pm Jersey College for Girls        

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - Professor Carl Jones MBE, University of East Anglia - 'Conservation Biology: Places and Spaces'                                                                          4-530pm Hautlieu School

Tuesday, 8 March - Dr Katerina Deligiori, University of Sussex - 'Autonomy and the New Paternalism'                    4-530pm Jersey College for Girls

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 - Dr Tom Davies, University of Sussex - 'The Use & Abuse of the Martin Luther King's Legacy in Contemporary American Politics'                        4-530pm Highlands College                           

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We were delighted to host Professor Noam Chomsky via live video feed at Branchage Festival 2014. 

If you were unlucky enough to miss Noam's reflective and inspiring Q&A, you can watch it here.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - Professor Carl Jones MBE, University of East Anglia - 'Conservation Biology: Places and Spaces'                                                                          4-530pm Hautlieu School

Tuesday, 8 March - Dr Katerina Deligiori, University of Sussex - 'Autonomy and the New Paternalism'                    4-530pm Jersey College for Girls

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 - Dr Tom Davies, University of Sussex - 'The Use & Abuse of the Martin Luther King's Legacy in Contemporary American Politics'                        4-530pm Highlands College                           

Past Lectures 

23 October 2014 – Professor John Fa, Imperial College London                                                                                ‘No Man is an Island – Wider lesson from Island Biodiversity’

13 November - Dr Jacek Brant (Institute of Education) 'What Does it Mean to be Educated?' 

21 January - Professor Julian Elliot (Durham University) 'The Dyslexia Debate'

10 February - Professor Christopher Read, University of Warwick                                                                               'New Views on Stalin and Stalinism'

3 March - Dr Paul Taylor, Warburg Institute - School of Advanced Studies, University of London                   'Artwork of the Sistine Chapel'