Free Range University (FRUNI)

FRUNI - Free Range University - is a national initiative about giving as many people as possible the opportunity to experience the most inspiring teaching at UK universities, as voted for by students.

FRUNI Open Lecture Series

Exeter Students' Guild is delighted to be a part of Exeter's "Fruni" (Free Range University) series. This initiative sees us joining other institutions across the UK in becoming "free-range", inviting everyone to experience the most inspirational research and teaching on offer at our university. In the first term of 2012/13, hundreds of students voted for the research at Exeter that they wanted everyone to know about, followed by a special series of open lectures in second term. The top 5 researchers at the University presented their work in the Alumni Auditorium, and there was an opportunity for questions and a drinks reception for all to enjoy.

Although the lectures for this year have finished, we still want to make Exeter more of a Fruni, and hope to make this even bigger and better for 2013/14.

Please click on the links below to watch the five special lectures from this year.

Lecture 1: Simulating Reality: From Cricket to Crickets

Dr Philippe Young, 21 January 2013

With opening speech from Professor Nick Talbot, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Knowledge Transfer


Lecture 2: Paradigm Lost: the earliest colonization of the Americas

Professor Bruce Bradley, 28 January 2013


Lecture 3: Shakespeare and the Remains of Richard III

Professor Philip Schwyzer, 4th February 2013


Lecture 4: Whatever it Takes to Understand

Why Studying English in a Digital Age Might Mean Not Being Scared of Science
(or Philosophy, or Biology, or Neuropsychology, or Art History, or Computers, or Math, or Technology, or...)

Dr Matthew Hayler, 11 February 2013


Lecture 5: The Lawyer, Ethics and Popular Culture: Legal Heroes and Practising Villains

Craig Newbery-Jones

With closing speech from Professor Janice Kay (Deputy Vice Chancellor Education)

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