Future lectures

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Thursday, 17 September 2015 - 6:00pm

The conventional model of risk transfer and sharing is being challenged. The traditional boundaries between the roles of the state, the...

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015 - 6:00pm

The NHS had been established by the post-war Labour government in 1948. By 1951, there were already heavy pressures on health spending....

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 1:00pm

The universe underwent an inflationary period of expansion. From an extremely hot beginning, it cooled down then reheated to form the...

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 - 6:00pm

350 years ago, London experienced a devastating outbreak of plague. Some 70,000 people died and the capital's social and economic life...

Thursday, 1 October 2015 - 6:00pm

How much would you pay to avoid a recession? In other words, can we place a price on the economic costs of business cycle fluctuations?...

Monday, 5 October 2015 - 1:00pm

From jewellery and domestic utensils to weaponry and religious objects, artefacts provide a vivid connection to London's Roman past...

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 - 6:00pm

‘War Crimes’ – do we use the term too casually? Commentators have usually assumed the Israel-Palestine armed conflict...

Thursday, 8 October 2015 - 1:00pm

At the heart of virtually all the medieval music that survives, is the human voice. This is an ancient heritage. The early Christians...

Monday, 12 October 2015 - 1:00pm

The excavation of St Mary Spital in East London uncovered a large number of emergency mass burial pits. Dating places the burials in the...

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 1:00pm

This lecture will consider the place of evidence in science and religion, looking particularly at some of the debates about the...

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 6:00pm

These poems retain a stubborn opacity and no interpretation is ever wholly satisfactory. The difficulty of Eliot's poetry is partly a...

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 6:00pm

At first sight, there is little relationship between the high tech, high cost, high speed and highly competitive world of F1 and heart...