Dean's Lectures

The Dean Lectures take place annually in Research Week and serve to highlight the importance of teaching and research in the arts and humanities to the contemporary knowledge.

2020

Laura Tunbridge (Oxford), ‘Beethoven in 2020 Vision’
Doireann Ní Ghríofa, ‘Chasing the Ghost in My Throat’
Kevin O’Rourke (NYU), ‘Brexit in Historical Perspective’

2019

Ece Temelkuran, ‘The Joy of Dignity Against the Banality of Evil’

2018

A.C. Grayling, ‘The Meaning of Brexit for the “Westminster Model” and the Future of Democracy’

2017

Catriona Crowe, ‘Guilt, Shame, Acknowledgement and Redress: Some reflections on Ireland’s Institutional Treatment of Women and Children’

2016

Sidonie Smith (Michigan), ‘Manifesto for the Humanities: A Twenty-First-Century Doctoral Education’

2015

Jacqueline Rose (Birkbeck), ‘Bantu in the Bathroom: Sex and Race in the New Millennium’