Speakers of the highest calibre are the focus of our new Distinguished Lecture Series

Global leaders of industry, business and academia will share their knowledge and vision in these prestigious lectures.

Weighty topics, from manufacturing and energy sustainability to the future of the internet, will provoke discussion and debate - led by the people who actually create and shape their direction.

Take this unique opportunity to engage with our guest speaker and meet our top academics and industry partners - and view our Global Pioneers exhibition showcasing our world-leading, solution-focused researchers, our educational best-practice and our thought leadership.

These special events are free. Heriot-Watt colleagues, students, the wider university community and public are all welcome.

Previous lectures:

Engines Running on Thin Air - how a simple invention has turned energy on its head.

Professor Toby Peters, Heriot-Watt's Visiting Professor in Transformational Innovation for Sustainability

Heriot-Watt Malaysia Campus, 6 April 2017

The Challenges and Opportunities of Building Crossrail under a Global City - London

Sir Terry Morgan, Chairman of Crossrail

Heriot-Watt Malaysia Campus, 10 January 2017

The Future of Global Manufacturing – Challenges and Opportunities

Dr Hamid Mughal, Director of Manufacturing, Rolls-Royce Plc

Heriot-Watt Edinburgh Campus, 18 October 2016

Internet Histories and Futures

Dame Wendy Hall, Director, Web Science Institute, University of Southampton

Heriot-Watt Dubai Campus, 27 October 2016