A university's series of free public lectures is to return this spring.

The University of Brighton is launching its 2023 programme of public lectures on Wednesday, 15 February.

The lectures will delve into the research that academics in Brighton are carrying out, said to address "some of the biggest challenges facing people and communities here in Brighton, across the UK and around the world."

Following each lecture, a reception will be held where converstaions can continue with people from across the university and community.

The Argus: Elm House at the University of BrightonElm House at the University of Brighton

Professor Rusi Jaspal, pro-vice-chancellor (research and knowledge exchange) at the University of Brighton, said: “I’m delighted that our open lectures series is back up and running and that we have such a stimulating programme planned for the coming months.

“Here at the University of Brighton, we’re renowned for ground-breaking research that is addressing some of the biggest challenges facing people and communities locally, nationally and globally.

"This lecture series will give our students, colleagues and members of our community the chance to hear from leading academics about their work and how it’s making a real difference in the world.

“I’m certain that attendees will leave our lectures brimming with new insights and inspiration, having gained a glimpse into the outstanding teaching and research at the University of Brighton. I hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity.”

The programme kicks off on February 15 with Professor Jaspal's research into the identity among gay and bisexual men.

A spokesman for Brighton University said: "The event, which takes place during LGBTQ+ History Month, will shine a light on the coping strategies adopted by some gay and bisexual men whose identity is challenged or threatened, and provide practical recommendations for individuals and groups."

The series will close with a lecture from Barbara Phillips, professor of intensive care medicine. Entitled "Individualising chaos," he will discuss her research into the prescription of drugs in intensive care environments.