Past lectures

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...

Thursday 21 January 2016

In the nineteenth century, some of the Protestant Christians facing new challenges of secular science, history and philosophy decided to...

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Traditionally, medicine has been taught by imitation, apprenticeship and humiliation. Think Sir Lancelot Spratt. Whilst that has clearly...

Tuesday 19 January 2016

In 1976, the Labour government sought a loan from the International Monetary Fund to meet deteriorating economic conditions. The Fund...