Public lectures on campus

Campus events

The University of Victoria sponsors a number of public lectures on campus featuring the words and works of distinguished men and women across a vast array of academic and research endeavours. The lectures or talks are usually sponsored by a particular department or unit on campus. Browse UVic events calendar to find details on upcoming lectures or talks. Examples of these lectures include:

  • President's Distinguished Lectures
  • UVic's Public Lecture Series
  • Astbury Public Lecture Series
  • City Talks Lecture Series
  • Lansdowne Lectures (online) or (search the catalogue for "Lansdowne Lectures")

Many of the public lectures are archived on the University website, in the University Libraries Music and Media collection or University Archives. Check the Libraries catalogue by series or lecture title, to see if we have a lecture you are interested in.

Sample speaker/photo and video release forms:

Are the public lectures and talks copyrighted?

Yes, they are. Each sponsoring unit is responsible for acquiring permission to record, archive, or post to the internet or institutional repository. Authors of the lecture usually grant the University a non-exclusive royalty-free right to materials produced for the public lecture.

Can I show a taped archive of the public lecture in class?

Yes, you may. When embedding the video in a PowerPoint presentation or CourseSpaces page, include a citation. For more information on lectures in the classroom see:

Should you have any questions please contact the Copyright Office.

The Copyright Office makes every effort to provide accurate information but does not offer it as counsel or legal advice.