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Public events

Our public events are open to all who wish to attend. They include seminars and presentations that highlight our research, knowledge transfer events where we share our expertise with our partners and local business’, and community events, such as our participation in Bradford Literature Festival, Bradford Science Festival, and Gaming Festival.

Upcoming public events are listed below. Book now to reserve your place and find out about a range of topics including health, sustainability, technology and many more.

Future events

Profile image of Professor Liz Breen, Director of the Digital Health Enterprise Zone

Bradford Inaugurals: Managing the health eco-system trilemma – providing accessible, safe and sustainable services

Access to and provision of healthcare services is an expectation within the UK, free at the point of delivery. The National Health Service in the UK was one of the first universal health care systems established anywhere in the world, aiming to provide medical, dental and nursing care. This was considered revolutionary for its time but society and its needs have altered considerably since then. The ever increasing demand for the assorted services needed for patient care has challenged NHS leaders to be strategic and creative, whilst funding is reduced and resources squeezed. Being lean and smart whilst breaking new ground and propelling technological advances is the order of the day. But is this sustainable? How we continue along this trajectory, what needs to change to do this and when this has to happen are key areas of deliberation at this time. In this lecture Professor Liz Breen reflects on improvement agendas in the NHS and healthcare in general, based on her years of research. In doing so she will also give thought to the role of the academic professor as a researcher, leader, teacher and mentor. This event will be followed by a canape reception and drinks. This will be a ‘hybrid’ event, taking place both at the University and online. When you book free tickets, you will be able to choose which version of the event you would like to attend.

Our Public Lecture Series

Bradford Inaugurals

The Bradford Inaugurals Lecture series celebrates the promotion of our academics to the position of Professor, the highest achievement in an academic’s career.

Cantor Technology Lecture

The Cantor Technology Lecture seeks to bring distinguished academics or leading industry experts, to deliver a lecture in the field of technology.

Harold Wilson Lecture

The Harold Wilson Lecture honours our first Chancellor and his great foresight in setting up a technology university such as the University of Bradford.

Bradford Cafe Scientifique

Café Scientifique is a place where you can find out the latest ideas and research in science and technology.