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Open Lectures in Teaching and Learning About the university

Educational Development Unit

Anyone with an interest in teaching and learning is warmly invited to attend our Open Lectures. The lectures take place between 5.30pm and 6.30pm (unless stated otherwise) at the Greenwich campus, Old Royal Naval College, Queen Anne Court LT 065. For speakers, topics, dates and venues please see the table below. Pre-booking is not required and attendance is free of charge.

Travel to Greenwich:

Open Lecture Series 2017-18

DateTimeSpeakerTopicVenue
Tues 24th Oct 175.00-6.00pmProfessor Simon Lancaster, University of East AngliaLearning Gain - abstract and bioQA065
Weds 22nd Nov 175.30-6.30pmProfessor Richard Hall, De Montfort UniversityCritical Pedagogy - abstract and bioQA065
Rescheduled 
to Spring 2018 (TBC)
5.30-6.30pmProfessor Rose Luckin, UCL Knowledge Lab, LondonArtificial Intelligence and its impact on Education - abstract and bioQA065
Tues 30th Jan 185.30-6.30pmSteve Wheeler, Learning Innovations Consultant and Former Assoc ProfessorDeveloping Digital CapabilitiesQA065
Thurs 8th Mar 185.30-6.30pmMark Leach, Editor WonkHEFuture directions of UK Higher Education PolicyQA065

If you are unable to make the dates above, wherever possible, videos of our Open Lectures will be posted on the

Educational Development Unit Vimeo Channel.

Open Lecture Archive

See our video archive for recordings of past Open Lectures 

Open Lecture Series 2016-2017

  • Nick Hillman, HEPI, Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Beverley Crooks, Brunel University, Widening Participation
  • Tom Stafford, Sheffield University, Experiments in Learning
  • Rosie Miles, University of Wolverhampton, Social Media in HE

Open Lecture Series 2015-2016

  • Ellie Russell, NUS, Student Engagement: the never ending story
  • Dr Edd Pitt, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Kent
  • Dr Camille Kandiko Howson, King's College London
  • Simon Thomson, Leeds Beckett University

    Open Lecture Series 2014-2015

  • Professor Hugh Davies, University of Southampton - MOOCs and the Post MOOC environment
  • Dr Abbi Flint, Higher Education Academy - Students as partners
  • Ed Foster, Nottingham Trent University - Student engagement analytics and personal tutoring
  • Dr Gwyneth Hughes, Institute of Education, University of London - Ipsative assessment and feedback
  • Dr Paul Warwick, Plymouth University - Sustainability in HE

Open Lecture Series 2013-2014 

  • Helen Keegan,Salford University - Educational technology
  • Colin Bryson and Ruth Furlonger, Newcastle University - Student engagement
  • Dr Zoe Robinson, Keele University - Education for sustainability
  • Sarah Lawther, Trent University - Student transition and belonging
  • Dr Catherine Montgomery, Hull University - Internationalising the curriculum 

Open Lecture Series 2012-2013

  • Geoff Rebbeck , e-Learning Consultant - Personalised Learning Spaces
  • Professor Jonathan Garnett, Middlesex University - Workplace Learning
  • Rachel Wenstone, NUS Vice-President - Student Engagement
  • Dr Catherine Bovill, Glasgow University - Student/staff curriculum co-construction
  • Beverley Nielsen, Birmingham City University - Employer engagement

Open Lecture Series 2011-2012

  • Professor Phil Race, formerly Leeds Met - Assessment and Feedback
  • Dr Anna Jones, Glasgow Caledonian University - Graduate Attributes
  • Dr James Atherton, formerly University of Bedfordshire - Reflective Practice
  • Colin Beard, Sheffield Hallam University – Relationships of mind, body and environment in learning
  • Malcolm Ryan, University of Greenwich – Technology Enhanced Learning