Academic lecture programme

When applying to the top universities and competitive courses, candidates need to stand out from the crowd. Background reading and inspirational and challenging learning from experts and peers is key, as is hearing from academics already working in Higher Education.

Queen’s holds four academic lectures per term delivered by expert speakers in particular academic disciplines. The lectures are organised to be relevant for our current cohort of Year 12 university applicants but would equally be suitable to Year 11 girls wanting to find out more about a subject they are considering.

These lectures which run from 4-5pm and are not just open to Queen's students but to pupils of local secondary schools.

Recent lectures have been:

17 January 2019          
Dr Marco Pellicia (Lecturer in Economics, University of Bangor) Economics and the science of decisions.

24 January 2019          
Melissa Bowerman (Lecturer in Bioscience at the School of Medicine, University of Keele): ‘Successes and limitations of gene therapy for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy’.

31 January 2019          
Deirdre McKay (Reader in Social Geography and Environmental Politics, University of Keele): ‘The Human Geography of waste plastics.’

28 February 2019        
Dr. Kim Plomp (Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Archaeology, Classics, and Egyptology, University of Liverpool): ‘The Archaeology of Disease.’

21 March 2019
Dr Anuradha Ranasinghe (Lecturer in Robotics, Liverpool Hope University): ‘Robotics in the 21st Century’