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Universities share their latest research in public lectures, open to all, free of charge:
- This week, Durham Castle Lecture Series continued with a talk by Dr. Ha Joon Chang from the University of Cambridge on 'Economics and Public Life: why everyone needs to learn (some) economics.' A video of his lecture will be available on the website shortly. Next time, Dr. Rowan Williams, formerly Archbishop of Canterbury, will lecture on 'The Tree of Knowledge: Bodies, Minds, and Thoughts' at 8pm on 18 February. Register for a free ticket in advance. Future speakers include Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate.
- Newcastle University's INSIGHTS Public Lectures continue with Prof. Aidan Halligan's lecture on 'Rediscovering the elixir of life - there is more to ageing than managing ill health' at 5.30pm on 10 February.
- The University of York's Centre for Lifelong Learning runs a programme of free public lectures. Dr Cristina Figueredo will lecture on 'After 1066: Normans in England' at 6.30pm on 16 February.
- Inaugural lectures showcase and celebrate the work of newly appointed professors and are very often open to the public. For example, the University of Edinburgh's Prof. Nicola McEwen will lecture on 'Independence and Interdependence: The Dynamics of Scottish Self-Government' at 5.15pm on 11 February.
- It's a new term at the University of Hull's OpenCampus. Their Culture Café continues with a lecture by Dr. Stewart Mottram on 'Hidden Hull: Uncovering Andrew Marvell's Lost City' at 11am on 21 February.
- The University of Reading's public lecture series will present 'The Weather at War,' a talk by Dr. Andrew Charlton-Perez from the Department of Meterology, as part of British Science Week at 8pm on 18 March.
If you can't make it on the day, universities very often publish videos or transcripts of their public lectures on their websites after the event. For example, browse the latest uploads to the University of Cambridge's Video and Audio Service.