Past lectures

Thursday 11 February 2016

Groundwater is an important source of drinking water in London and elsewhere, but the legacy of the UK's industrial revolution includes...

Wednesday 10 February 2016

What happens when people change their minds? In this lecture, I will offer a historical perspective on changing minds, starting with a...

Tuesday 9 February 2016

How can it be possible for teenagers to write smartphone apps that make them multi-millionaires when many commercial and Government IT...

Thursday 4 February 2016

Basic economic theory tells us that borrowing money in a currency with low interest rates should not yield a profit compared to...

Wednesday 3 February 2016

The latter part of the 20th century saw a revulsion against classic forms of "natural theology" which was propelled as much by...

Wednesday 3 February 2016

A typical galaxy, like our Milky Way, has one hundred billion solar masses in stars. It is remarkable that one can do back-of-the-...

Thursday 28 January 2016

THE LORD MAYOR'S ANNUAL GRESHAM EVENT

London's maritime cluster is a tremendous success story. While the docks have migrated out...

Wednesday 27 January 2016

The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) should properly have been called the Data Privacy Act: it is about privacy of personal data and not...

Tuesday 26 January 2016

A Doll's House is a three-act play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Its first performance was at the Royal...

Tuesday 26 January 2016

This lecture considers some themes within the Christian tradition dealing with the concept of “creation”, noting especially...

Monday 25 January 2016

The French Revolution is famous for its political upheavals, but few know that it was also a time when Paris was the world centre of...

Monday 25 January 2016

FULBRIGHT LECTURE

The legislation of assisted suicide in the UK is as controversial as the Death with Dignity Act (DWDA) that led...