Sir Anthony Seldon Lecture

Speakers of the highest calibre are the focus of our Distinguished Lecture Series

The Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series is an opportunity to welcome, to Heriot-Watt University's global campuses, public speakers of the highest calibre from the worlds of industry, business and academia - to share their experiences, thoughts and ideas for the future, on a variety of globally relevant subjects.

Previous lectures:

How will Artificial Intelligence change learning and teaching in universities, and the world into which our students will go?
Sir Anthony Seldon

Heriot-Watt Edinburgh Campus on Wednesday 8th May 2019

From Greenhouse to icehouse: history and future of Antarctica's climate
Professor Dame Jane Francis, Director of British Antarctic Survey

Heriot-Watt Edinburgh Campus on Thursday, 5th April 2018

The Future of the Research Silk Road – A Perspective on Collaborative Research with Asia.
Professor Max Lu, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Surrey

Heriot-Watt Edinburgh Campus on Tuesday, 20th February 2018

Delivering Transformational Innovation from Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Engineering
Professor David Lane CBE, Founding Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics

Heriot-Watt Dubai Campus on Tuesday, 13th February 2018

Engines Running on Thin Air - how a simple invention has turned energy on its head.
Professor Toby Peters, Heriot-Watt's Visiting Professor in Transformational Innovation for Sustainability

Heriot-Watt Malaysia Campus, 6 April 2017

The Challenges and Opportunities of Building Crossrail under a Global City - London
Sir Terry Morgan, Chairman of Crossrail

Heriot-Watt Malaysia Campus, 10 January 2017

The Future of Global Manufacturing – Challenges and Opportunities
Dr Hamid Mughal, Director of Manufacturing, Rolls-Royce Plc

Heriot-Watt Edinburgh Campus, 18 October 2016

Internet Histories and Futures
Dame Wendy Hall, Director, Web Science Institute, University of Southampton

Heriot-Watt Dubai Campus, 27 October 2016

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