Lectures and Seminars

Degree-course lecture lists are published termly under Teaching section of this website.

Materials Colloquia

Research seminar series organised by the Department of Materials
Thursdays 4pm Hume-Rothery Lecture Theatre 

In addition there are numerous seminars by visiting researchers advertised via email.

Biennial Hume-Rothery Lecture 2020

Professor Amanda Petford-Long FREng

Professor of Materials Science and Distinguished Fellow at Argonne National Laboratory

Date: January 2021. 

The precise date is to be confirmed.  It is hoped this will be held in person, but if Covid-19 restrictions continue to apply to public gatherings, the lecture will be delivered online.  Watch this space for more information.  The title and abstract will be uploaded here once they are available.


Biennial Hirsch Lecture 2019

Triboreacted materials as functional interfaces in internal combustion engines and medical implants
Professor Anne Neville OBE, FREng, FRS, FRSE
RAEng Chair in Emerging Technologies, and Professor of Tribology and Surface Engineering, University of Leeds

Friday 8 February 2019 at 4:30pm
Lecture Room 1, Thom Building
Department of Engineering Science
Parks Road, Oxford

All are welcome.  

Biennial Hume-Rothery Lecture 2018

Damage-tolerance in engineering and biological materials
Professor Robert O. Richie FREng, ForMemRS
Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Departments of Materials Science & Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, University of California Berkeley

Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 6pm
Lecture Room 1, Thom Building
Department of Engineering Science
Parks Road, Oxford

All are welcome.

Other Seminar Series in Oxford

Additional seminar series of interest organised elsewhere in the university include: