The themed webinars have been suspended in 2023 because of the Centenary events.

Please keep sending your suggestions, as we will continue it for 2024


Across the year, the SEB hosts a free virtual lecturer series themed around significant dates or holidays in the calendar. The aim is to have short 30-minute talks (followed by audience Q&A) that have a broad interest and will be engaging for all members and interested parties, no matter their background or career level.

If you have would like to present or know someone who would please use the form below to propose a talk. If you already have a good idea of the format for the talk, then please include the speakers name, title for the talk, and a short abstract or key take-away points, and available dates. If you have a more general idea for a talk, topic or would just like to know more, then we would also love to hear from you.

Please see a list of suggested themes below, but we will also welcome other theme suggestions.

•    World wetlands day - 2nd Feb
•    International Day of Women and Girls in Science - 11 Feb
•    Lunar New Year - 12th Feb
•    Valentines Day - 14th Feb
•    Pancake Day/Start of Lent - 16th Feb 
•    World Wildlife Day - 3rd March 
•    World Book Day - 4th March
•    International Women’s Day - 8th March
•    Mothering Sunday (UK) - 14th March 
•    St Patricks Day - 17th March 
•    Global Recycling Day - 18th March
•    World Water Day - 22nd March 
•    April Fools Day - 1st April 
•    Star Wars Day - 4th May 
•    World Migratory Birds Day - 8th May 
•    International Day of Families - 15th May
•    Biological Diversity Day - 22nd May
•    Global Day of Parents - 1st June
•    World Environment Day - 5th June
•    World Oceans Day - 8th June
•    World left-handed Day - 13th August 
•    World Space Week - 4th October
•    World Food Day - 16th October 
•    Halloween - 31st October  
•    International Week of Science and Peace - 8th November
•    World Soil Day - 5th December 
•    Mountain Day - 11th December
•    Winter Solstice - 21st December
•    Christmas - 25th December


For more inspiration, check out some of our previous themed lectures below, or view the full catalogue on the SEB YouTube Channel





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