The University of Lincoln welcomes high-profile individuals from all over the world to speak at our prestigious Great Lives public lecture series. Our students, staff and members of the public can benefit from guest lectures by Visiting Professors and Lecturers recognised as leaders in their field.
Lord Victor Adebowale CBE was installed as Chancellor of the University of Lincoln in December 2008, replacing Dame Elizabeth Esteve-Coll, who held the role for the previous seven years. He is recognised as a leading voice for people affected by poverty, mental health issues, drugs, alcohol, learning disability and complex needs.
Naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham has delivered a number of Great Lives lectures and was appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Lincoln in 2015. His passion, knowledge and vast experience has benefitted undergraduates on Zoology, Biology, Biomedical Science, Bioveterinary Science, Animal Behaviour and Welfare courses, as well as students in the School of English and Journalism and Lincoln School of Film and Media.
Dallas Campbell is a presenter, actor and writer. He was a presenter of BBC One’s popular science show, Bang Goes the Theory, for six series, also co-presenting The Gadget Show, where he raced jet-powered street luges, wrestled robot jellyfish, tested the latest in gadgets, and broke the Scalextric land speed record.
The Right Honourable John Bercow is the Member of Parliament for Buckingham and was elected as the 157th Speaker of the House of Commons on 22nd June 2009. He has been involved in politics since the mid 80’s when he served as National Chairman of the Federation of Conservative Students.
Art critic, journalist and TV presenter, Andrew Graham-Dixon, has presented numerous landmark series on art for the BBC, including the acclaimed A History of British Art, Renaissance, and Art of Eternity, as well as individual documentaries on art and artists. For more than 20 years he has published a weekly column on art, first in the Independent and more recently in the Sunday Telegraph.
Jason Bradbury, technology expert and presenter of Channel 5’s The Gadget Show, was a Visiting Lecturer who taught on the Product Design and Computer Science degrees. Jason used his industry insight and experience for exciting project modules to provide industry-relevant challenges to students in their final year.