Vice-Chancellor’s Public Lecture Series

The Vice-Chancellor’s Public Lecture Series is a range of talks organised by the Alumni Office at the University. The talks are open to all, including students and members of the public. Each term’s line-up aims to open up discussion across a broad range of topics.

Tickets can now be purchased online. To book your tickets please click on the talk you would like to attend and select the ticket at the bottom of the page.  If you would like to attend more than one talk during the term please save each ticket in your basket and then confirm and pay once you have individually selected all the talks you would like to attend.

If you have any problems using the online payment system please email the Web Team. For any enquiries on the specifics of the talks please email the Alumni Office.

You can find the latest line-up of talks in our Vice Chancellor lecture booklet January-March 2019

If you would like to join our mailing list, please complete our online form.

We look forward to seeing you at one of talks in the near future.

Venue Details


21 January 2019
18:30 - 20:30
'In conversation' with Sir John Holmes
22 January 2019
18:30 - 20:30
POSTPONED: A talk with Luke Johnson
27 February 2019
18:30 - 20:30
Professor Simon Keefe 'Papa and the Matador, Alive and Dead: Haydn and Mozart, 1792-1810'
05 March 2019
18:30 - 20:00
SSAFA Annual Lecture: Black Rod - Behind the scenes in the palace of Westminster
19 March 2019
18:30 - 20:30
Alexander McCall Smith - 'Why I like writing about photographs'

Venue details

All lectures are held in the Vinson Building and start at 18:30.  Please always check individual lectures to clarify those specific details as they may be subject to change from time to time.

Refreshments will be available half an hour prior to the start of the lecture.

Free parking is available off Hunter Street or opposite the Chandos Road Building.


The University is grateful to the Friends of the University of Buckingham for their contribution towards the cost of the Vice-Chancellor’s Public Lectures series. If you are interested in becoming either a corporate or individual sponsor, please email us.