Past lectures

Thursday 20 November 2014

With a player’s insight (a guitar of 1825 is my main instrument) this lecture explores the experience of the Regency guitarist: the day-...

Wednesday 19 November 2014

This lecture will explain how surgery for congenital heart defects has developed.  It will describe the disruptive effect of the...

Tuesday 18 November 2014

This lecture will analyse the reasons for the failure in 1914-15 of the initial war of movement and the factors underlying the trench...

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Leonhard Euler was the most prolific mathematician of all time. He introduced the symbols e  for the exponential number...

Thursday 13 November 2014

We apply mathematics to some of the arts: identify Dali's use of 4-d geometry, ask if fractals distinguish abstract art works, plan the...

Thursday 13 November 2014

Through an examination of selected Korean folktales, the lecture will illustrate how traditional society was influenced by Confucian...

Wednesday 12 November 2014

This lecture assesses how recent innovations in making historical resources available online, and in the...

Tuesday 11 November 2014

The 1959 General Election gave the Conservatives their third successive victory, the first time that a party had won three successive...

Tuesday 11 November 2014

The first of two lectures discussing the centrality of the ideas of autonomy, individualism and the relation of these ideas to...

Thursday 6 November 2014

The UK Biobank allows scientists to access a vault of data on health outcomes, genotyping and biomarkers from 500,000 people, enabling a...

Wednesday 5 November 2014

An exploration of Human Rights law as it developed and which draws criticism from the general public.  The audience will be invited...

Thursday 30 October 2014

The afternoon programme will explore the History of Statistics from various novel standpoints.
Professor McDonald will discuss...