Inaugural Lectures

Our Inaugural Lectures

Since 1973, all newly elected Fellows have had to deliver an inaugural address before other Fellows and specially invited guests at evening meetings arranged for the purpose. These lectures are expected to be of a high standard but not so technical as to be beyond the comprehension of non-specialists.

Originally restricted to invited guests and Fellows, the popularity of the lectures and the choice of topics which have always focused on contemporary issues of national or international significance have compelled the Academy to make these lectures public to a larger audience in recent times. Inaugural Lectures delivered in the last decade are as follows