Aston Inaugurals 2014/15 - acclaimed academics bringing research to life!

Aston University Main Building

We are delighted to announce our 2014/15 public lecture series – Aston Inaugurals. 

What is an Inaugural Lecture?
Inaugural Lectures showcase the research of Aston’s recently appointed Professors. 

They are an opportunity to learn more about the exciting, and ground-breaking research being carried out by academics across the University. 

They are also a great way for staff, students and members of the public to celebrate the achievements of our new Professors and at the same time learn something useful by listening to our acclaimed academics bring their research topics to life! 

Can anyone attend?
Yes! Entrance to Inaugural Lectures is free, although registration is usually required.

Benefits of attending?

  • Learn something useful
  • Listen to an inspirational speaker
  • Chance to socialise and network with like-minded people
  • Celebratory drinks reception and buffet for all attendees

Come along and listen to Aston University’s acclaimed academics talk about their particular fields of interest. The confirmed dates for this year’s Inaugurals are: 

Monday 3rd November 2014
Bjorn Birgisson, Executive Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science 
Roads: Love Them or Hate Them?
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Thursday 4th December 2014
Jonathan Tritter, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy
From Citizen to customer: Governance and accountability challenges in the marketisation of the public sector
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Thursday 22nd January 2015 
Heiner Evanschitzky, Professor of Marketing
Today’s friend, tomorrow’s foe and the thing called loyalty
Click here to watch Professor Evanschitzky talk more about his research.

Wednesday 18th February 2015
Ian Holliday, Professor of Psychology
Seeing Sense
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Thursday 30th April 2015
Andrew Ellis, Professor of Photonics
Making light work of the internet: How photonics has powered the information revolution - Click here to watch the lecture highlights 

Wednesday 20th May 2015
Richard Crisp, Professor of Psychology
Adapting to Diversity
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All of the Aston Inaugurals will take place at 6.30pm on each date in the Sumpner Lecture Theatre, which is located on the 6th floor of the Main Building of the Aston University campus, just a short walk from Birmingham City Centre.

The Lectures are open to the general public and there is no entry charge.