Previous Darwin Day Lectures

The University of Central Lancashire have hosted thirteen previous Darwin Day Celebration Lectures. Darwin Day is an important event in the academic year and we are proud to have welcomed the following distinguished academics to the University.

The Darwin Day Lectures mark a worldwide celebration of science and reason. If you would like further details about the Darwin Day Celebration Lectures held at the University of Central Lancashire then please email Mike Eslea or telephone 01772 893424.

Darwin Day 2019


Prof Sue Gathercole OBE
University of Cambridge

Sue Gathercole is one of Britain’s most eminent Psychologists, and a fellow of the British Academy. She is now Director of the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at Cambridge University, where she established the innovative research clinic at the Centre for Attention, Learning and Memory (CALM) in 2014. This clinic has already helped over 800 children suffering from cognitive and behavioural problems.


Prof Sophie Scott

Darwin Day 2017


Dr Hannah Critchlow
University of Cambridge

Darwin Day 2015


Prof Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Darwin Day 2014


Prof Robin Dunbar
University of Oxford

Darwin Day 2013 Lecture


Prof Bruce Hood
University of Bristol

Darwin Day 2012 Lecture


Prof Nicola S Clayton FRS
University of Cambridge

Darwin Day 2011 Lecture


Nicholas Humphrey
Emeritus Professor of Psychology
London School of Economics

Darwin Day 2010 Lecture


Sir Patrick Bateson FRS
Emeritus Professor of Ethology
University of Cambridge

Darwin Daw 2009 Lecture


Armand Leroi
Professor of Evolutionary Developmental Biology
Imperial College London

Darwin Day 2008 Lecture


Prof Richard Wiseman

Darwin Day 2007 Lecture


Dr Susan Blackmore

Darwin Day 2006 Lecture


Professor Richard Dawkins, FRS
University of Oxford