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Inaugural Lectures

School of Medicine Inaugural Lecture Series

Where: Lecture Theatre 1, New Hunt’s House (Guy’s Campus), followed by a drinks reception (unless otherwise stated)
Contact: Zoe Dunlop
Type: Open to the public

The Inaugural Lectures are given by newly arrived or promoted professors. They provide an opportunity for new professors to introduce themselves and to present an overview of their own contribution to their field as well as highlight the latest developments in a discipline to an audience consisting of both members of the University and the wider general public. Please see below for a list of our upcoming lectures.



Date Title Speaker DivisionLocationDownload
Tuesday 20 May It's the environment that matters: how leukaemia relies on its surroundings Steven Devereux Division of Cancer Studies Lecture Theatre 1, New Hunt's House  
Wednesday 2 April Arteries not risk factors: Origins of high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes in people of Caribbean and of West African descent  Kennedy Cruickshank Division of Diabetes & Nutritional Sciences Lecture Theatre 1, New Hunt's House  
Wednesday 19 February Glucose is not always sweet: Vascular growth factors in glomerular disease in diabetes...all 'tied up'? Luigi Gnudi Cardiovascular Division Lecture Theatre 1, New Hunt's House Watch now
Wednesday 15 January Dietary strategies to modify the gastrointestinal microbiota: bugs, bowels and bioyoghurts Kevin Whelan  Division of Diabetes & Nutritional Sciences  Lecture Theatre B5, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus Watch now


Monday 3 June From transformation mechanism to targeted therapy: a journey of finding a cure for acute leukaemia Eric So Division of Cancer Studies Watch now
Thursday 23 May 25 years of stroke care: how stroke became a disease worth treating Tony Rudd Division of Health & Social Care Research Watch now
Thursday 2 May Epigenetics: a journey from mechanisms in biology to human disease Rebecca Oakey Genetics & Molecular Medicine Watch now
Tuesday 30 April Preventing the heart from dying Kinya Otsu Cardiovascular Division Watch now
Wednesday 20 March Statistics in trials - making complexity work Toby Prevost Health & Social Care Research Watch now

Mon 28 January

Atherosclerosis: a journey from blood cells to the artery wall and back again 

Albert Ferro

Cardiovascular Division

Watch now


Wednesday 5 December Beverley Hunt The thrombosis and haemostasis revolution: from academic backwater to a global public health issue Women's Health / Cardiovascular Watch now
Wednesday 7 November Chris Hammond A twin tale: what makes you myopic? Diabetes & Nutritional Sciences Watch now
Thursday 25 October Timothy Vyse Hunting genes in lupus: the highs and lows of studying complex genetic disease Genetics & Molecular Medicine NA
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