Past lectures

Thursday 29 January 2015

What we need to do is often the opposite of what we want to do. 

This lecture explores decision avoidance in business. Why...

Wednesday 28 January 2015

Did God Evolve? Ideas and beliefs evolve as much as do bodies and brains and in some ways the two processes are similar. A survey of...

Tuesday 27 January 2015

The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries saw the rapid ascendancy of the novel over all other genres. The other marked change was the...

Tuesday 27 January 2015

It is a widely held philosophical belief that all knowledge begins with experience. But experience needs to be interpreted. This lecture...

Thursday 22 January 2015

Winston Churchill died in January 1965, having entered Parliament 65 years earlier (1900) - becoming a Cabinet minister in 1908. By the...

Wednesday 21 January 2015

A lecture to consider some important ethical issues, past and present.
Congenital disease is rare, and the cause of a tiny...

Tuesday 20 January 2015

This was the 'who governs' election, fought in the midst of a miners strike. Edward Heath appealed for a mandate to adopt a...

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Joseph Fourier was interested in the mathematical study of the diffusion of heat in solid bodies which he described using infinite...

Monday 19 January 2015

Mathematics offers certainty. That there are infinitely many prime numbers or that four colours suffice to colour any map so that...

Thursday 15 January 2015

UK universities have generated excellent environmental performance as well as research and teaching. Companies have been established,...

Wednesday 14 January 2015

Alderman Alan Yarrow will present the welcome by the President of Gresham College, after which Lord Judge and Anthony Arlidge QC will...

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Recent floods in the United Kingdom have led to debates within the country on its flood protection policy. Experts from the Netherlands...