For his inagrual lecture Professor Henry Powell looks at the poets Thom Gunn, Alexander Pope and John Keats read and imagine Homer, and at how they speak to each other. It will also ask in what sense reading Homer is like discovering an Ocean.
In her inaugural lecture, Professor Laura Salisbury from the Department of English analyses how the Second World War shaped, contained, and shifted embodied experiences of waiting in relation to broader ideas of lived time.
In his inaugural lecture, Professor Christopher Southgate of the
Department of Theology and Religion discusses how Christian thought needs to
change in response to the suffering and extinction that is intrinsic to a
In her inaugural lecture, Professor Jerri Daboo of the Department of Drama explores the story of the establishment of the South Asian diaspora communities in Britain through changing cultural forms and practices, with particular examples from theatre, television, and popular culture.
In her inaugural lecture, Professor Angelique Richardson of the Department of English will look at ways in which the smartest thinkers have challenged biologistic notions of class and race and ask what we might learn from them in the context of an aggressive anti-immigration environment and eugenic ideas.
In her inaugural lecture, Professor Elena Isayev of the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter will discuss the opening of language and borders.
In her inaugural lecture Professor Karen Edwards considers the consequences of the Fall as represented by Milton in Paradise Lost (1667). She asks us to re-examine 'the fruit of eating the fruit'.
In her inaugural lecture, Professor Esther D. Reed rethinks the meaning of responsibility learned from land, distant neighbour, (global) church and the bible.
In her inaugural lecture, Professor Rebecca Langlands, of the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter, will explore the enduring fascination of Roman moral exempla and explain why they still matter to us today.
In her inaugural lecture, Professor Karen ni Mheallaigh of the Department of Classics and History at the University of Exeter will discuss the theme of Lunar exploration in the ancient world.
Portraiture tends to be regarded as a conservative genre. In this illustrated inaugural lecture, Professor Melissa Percival considers ways in which portraits can disrupt social and aesthetic norms even within pre-modern systems of patronage.
Bill Douglas Cinema Musem presents a public lecture by Dr Mark Glancy on Cary Grant and the Arrival of the Talkies and Polly Rose on Buster Keaton and the Talmadge Sisters