Past lectures

Wednesday 4 March 2015

2015 is a momentous year for the study of dwarf planets – the Dawn mission arrives at Ceres in the asteroid belt in February, and the...

Tuesday 3 March 2015

The 2015 Long Finance Spring Conference.

This conference will focus on an important clash between theory and practice.

The...

Monday 2 March 2015

During the reigns of the Stuart monarchs, the image of Elizabeth was used not only to comment on current affairs, but also as a powerful...

Thursday 26 February 2015

Just as the Rosetta Stone and the Philae Obelisk became the key to interpreting hieroglyphs and understanding ancient Egyptian...

Wednesday 25 February 2015

Throughout recorded history people have consistently looked to nature as a source of knowledge about God. Robert Boyle shared this view...

Tuesday 24 February 2015

Written between the two World Wars, Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence is in part about a peculiarly modern phenomenon...

Thursday 19 February 2015

By the 1830s, guitars could be bought very cheaply at pawnbrokers’ shops, market stalls and the humblest of the ‘musical...

Wednesday 18 February 2015

In the 1990s a high mortality for certain operations became evident in Bristol as a result of findings by a ‘whistle-blowing...

Tuesday 17 February 2015

Many people have heard of the Möbius band, a one-sided surface, but the work of August Möbius was more far reaching than just inventing...

Monday 16 February 2015

Game Theory is a branch of mathematics which tells us how to outthink an opponent or competitor. The Prisoners' Dilemma is a paradox in...

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Humans have evolved from ape-like ancestors over millions of years, of course; but also over thousands, for there are several cases in...