Past lectures

Thursday 23 April 2015

By the 1830s, caricaturists had begun to show the fashionable guitarist as a man’s instrument, but musical ability at the amateur...

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Charles II's court has often been portrayed as devoted to pleasure and debauchery. While this is true to an extent, Charles was also an...

Tuesday 21 April 2015

The 2010 election led to the first peacetime coalition government in Britain since 1931. It occurred in the midst of a financial crisis...

Tuesday 21 April 2015

Scientific knowledge aims at a dispassionate value-free assessment of publicly accessible, repeatable, and quantifiable data. But there...

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...