Past lectures

Thursday 27 November 2014

The long economic recession of the inter-war period had profound consequences for monetary policy. This lecture will examine the...

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Shakespeare defined seven ages of man, and in his time death was no stranger in all of these groups; Shakespeare died in his early 50's...

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Many disparate phenomena in both the local and the distant Universe have properties which are time-variable, and constant monitoring of...

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Can a novel tell us something about political history that can’t be gleaned from other sources? Stendhal’s famous Le...

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...