The inaugural lecture series was started in the day of the University of East Africa when it was the practice of the University College Nairobi to have its newly appointed professors deliver their first public lectures in Nairobi. The academic journey begun in 1966 when Prof. H.W. Alexander, gave the first ever inaugural lecture in the University. To date, a total of 46 inaugural lectures have been given at the University of Nairobi as highlighted below.

2017


Prof. Julius Alexander Ogeng'o, a Professor of Human Anatomy,
"Anatomical Variations among Black Kenyans: Relevance in Health and Disease"
November 13, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015


Prof. Clement Meshack Peter Oniang’o - Professor of Philosophy  
‘The Role of Philosophy at the University’
November 20, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013


Prof. Annie Patricia G. Kameri-Mbote, SC - Law
“Fallacies of Equality and Inequality: Multiple Exclusions in Law and Legal Discourses”
January 24, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

2007

2006

2004

2003

2001

 

1999


Prof. Paul M. Syagga – A.D.D.
“Real Property Valuation: A Profession in search of a Discipline”
September 23, 1999

 

1996

 

1995 

 

1993

Prof. Felix Makau Luti – Engineering

“Combustion: The Perpetual Burning Problem”

January 28, 1993

1992


Prof.   Alfred Vincent Otieno – Engineering
“Laser: The Splendor of Light”
July 30, 1992


Prof.  Jacton B. Ojwang – Law
“Laying a Basis for Right"
July 9, 1992

 

 

Prof. James Kirumbi Kimani – Medicine

“Prevention of Fainting and Oedema in the Giraffe”

July 2, 1992

1989

 

1986

 

1982

Prof. Reuben Benjamin Ogendo – Arts

“Geography: The Discipline and its Role in Public Policy”

May 27, 1982

1981        


Prof. Otieno Malo – Science
“Pervasiveness of Physics in Life”
April 28, 1981

Prof. Gideon S. Were – I.A.S.

“History, Public Morality and Nation Building: A Survey of Africa since Independence”

March 26, 1981

 

Prof.   R.B.L. Smith – Engineering

“The Engineers and the Environment”

February 26, 1981

1980


Prof. J. Muhangi – Medicine
“Psychiatry in Kenya:  New horizons in Medical Care” 
January 31, 1980

 

1978


Prof.   Gellaram Ghetandas Asnani – Science
“Will it Rain Tomorrow”
November 30, 1978


Prof.   Neville John Skinner – Science
“Geophysics in Tropical Africa”
May 11, 1978

 

Prof. Hillary Peter Ojiambo – Medicine

“Twenty Years in Medicine”

March 9, 1978

 

1977


Prof. Gerald Munene Mugera – Pharmacy
“Useful Drugs and Cancer causing Chemicals in Kenya Medical and Toxic Plants”
November 22, 1977


Prof. Joseph Gerardus Donders – Arts
“Don’t Fence us in: The Liberating Force of Philosophy”
March 10, 1977

 

1976


Prof. Godwin Olu Patrick Obasi – Science
“The Art of Rainmakers”

 

1976


Prof. Henry Sinchair Wood – A.D.D. 
“Synthesis in Design and Education”
May 12, 1976

 

1975


Prof. Thomas R. Odhiambo – Vet. Medicine
“Insect Production and Reproduction”
December 2, 1975

 

1971


Prof. Hector M. Cameron – Medicine
“Kenya’s Cancers”
October 1, 1971


Prof. Francis C.A. Cammaerts – Education
“A Definition of Teacher Education: Traditional growth and Future Development"
October 8, 1971


Prof. David Robertshaw – Vet. Medicine
“The Relevance of Animal Physiology to Animal Production in Kenya”
October 22, 1971


Prof.  Andrew J. Gurr – Arts
“Home is either here nor there”
October 29, 1971


Prof. Mohamed Hyder – Science
“…and Foresight is Power” 
November 26, 1971


Prof. Stephen C. Neil – Arts
“and this should not be forgotten”
November 12, 1971

 

1968

Prof. Joseph M. Mungai – Medicine

“The Anthropological basis of Medicine in East Africa”

November 16, 1968

 

Prof. Simeon H. Ominde – Arts

“Geography and African Development”

February 22, 1968

 

1966

Prof. Peter Robins – Science

“Chemistry and Archeology – A meeting place for the two cultures”

November 25, 1966

 

Prof. H.W. Alexander – Science

“Mathematics and the Arts”

23rd September, 1966