Join us on Wednesdays during term-time for Imperial Inaugurals, a series of lectures given by our newest Professors, which officially recognises their promotion and showcases their research.

Imperial Inaugurals are open to everyone and free of charge.

If you are a newly appointed or promoted Professor who has yet to give their inaugural lecture please get in touch with with the Institutional Events team via email at

Previous Imperial Inaugurals

Here is a selection of previous inaugural lectures from our Professors from the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine and Natural Sciences as well as the Business School. You can find all previous Imperial Inaugurals on our YouTube channel with the hashtag #ImperialInaugurals.

Geometric deep learning, from Euclid to drug design

Professor Michael Bronstein, Chair in Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition


Chickpeas of iron: how primary care can influence children’s health

Professor Sonia Saxena, Professor of Primary Care


From the Big Bang to AI

Professor Roberto Trotta, Professor of Astrostatistics


A bright blue world

Professor Sandrine Heutz, Professor of Functional Molecular Materials


Entrepreneurs as scientists

Professor Ramana Nanda, Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance