Established in 2022, the Dean’s Lecture explores the breadth and variety of activity at the frontiers of natural sciences.

This annual lecture series sees world-renowned speakers, who are chosen by each department in the Faculty, discuss the future of science and the fundamental work that underpins our most ambitious endeavours.

The Dean’s Lecture has evolved from the Schrodinger Lecture – a hugely successful lecture series which ran for nearly 30 years – to focus on expertise across all the natural sciences, highlighting fantastic work from across our subject areas, and enthusing the Imperial community and wider public about the wonders of science.

Recordings of each year’s Dean’s Lecture are available below.

Previous lectures in the series

The need for science in a carbon-constrained world

2024 - The need for science in a carbon-constrained world

Professor Jim Skea, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

More lectures

Reading your DNA: What can it tell us?

2023 - Reading your DNA what can it tell us?

Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian, 
Herchel Smith Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Cambridge