Past lectures

Tuesday 14 April 2015

There are two versions of Gray’s famous ‘Elegy written in a Country Churchyard’. They are both about how we may be...

Thursday 9 April 2015

If the UK economy were to grow by 2.3% per year for the next 200 years, the economy would be 100 times bigger than it is now. Is this...

Thursday 2 April 2015

Are local environmental organisations merely groups of white, middle class and middle aged NIMBYs, with an eye to property prices? Have...

Wednesday 1 April 2015

The results of the last twenty years of trials about Srebrenica in the year of the 20th anniversary (July 1995) of that massacre. This...

Wednesday 1 April 2015

For each exciting advance or discovery that takes place in Astronomy, other just as important questions either arise or remain...

Tuesday 31 March 2015

Many people are familiar with Michelangelo's masterpiece in the Vatican, of Mary holding the dead body of Christ in her lap. However...

Thursday 26 March 2015

The near loss of price stability in the 1970s led to serious attention being paid to the role of expectations in economic management and...

Wednesday 25 March 2015

Many people see gene and environment as separate entities and believe that height, weight, or personality type can be sliced, rather...

Monday 23 March 2015

North America's production of domestic energy from its shale gas sources has been controversial. The release of contaminants into water...

Wednesday 18 March 2015

Does cardiac surgical treatment need to be as expensive as it is? How might costs may be reduced?
Comparisons will be made of the...

Tuesday 17 March 2015

The First World War put unprecedented strains on the economic, social and political systems of all the combatant nations. A year after...

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Although many people contributed to the study of infinity over the centuries it was Georg Cantor in the nineteenth century who...