Past lectures

Monday 15 December 2014

The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is probably the greatest new infectious disease threat to humans since the emergence of HIV...

Thursday 11 December 2014

In the early nineteenth century, there developed an intimate and unique association between the eminently portable guitar, an instrument...

Wednesday 10 December 2014

For the first eight decades of the 18th century, 'While Shepherds Watched' was the only Christmas hymn authorised for use within the...

Monday 8 December 2014

1914-18 casts a long shadow across the 20th century. This lecture explores some of the ways it has been remembered and memorialised,...

Thursday 4 December 2014

UK industrial developers are concerned to secure permissions for potentially profitable projects, but they also need to comply with...

Thursday 4 December 2014

Many mistakes in business look obvious in hindsight. Yet they usually take us and our organisations by surprise. What explains this...

Wednesday 3 December 2014

Human Rights law as it developed and which draws praise from the general public. The audience will be invited to consider what they have...

Wednesday 3 December 2014

Without our Sun, there would be no heat, no light and no life on Earth. An eleven-year cycle of magnetic activity modulates its...

Monday 1 December 2014

An update on the key things that have taken place in astronomy since the conclusion of Ian Morison's...

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...