Past lectures

Thursday 17 July 2014

Matthew Flinders is remembered as one of Britain’s greatest navigator-explorers. But to what extent does the legend fit the...

Tuesday 8 July 2014

As Glasgow prepares to host the Commonwealth Games, Professor Philip Murphy, Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, explores...

Wednesday 2 July 2014

An icon long associated with the City of London, the unmistakable bowler hat was an essential part of every City worker’s uniform...

Monday 30 June 2014

Singing affects us all in some way, but what is the science behind it? Discover the science that explains how singers can gain a wide...

Monday 30 June 2014

Tattoos are one of the ‘distinguishing marks’ specified in police descriptions, and long recorded on British passports. They...

Friday 27 June 2014

Sir Thomas Harris has a long and distinguished career in the Diplomatic Service, but nothing tested his skills more than the years he...

Thursday 26 June 2014
This address will explore the development of the law's approach at the intersection between, on the one hand, the manifestation of...
Tuesday 24 June 2014

Walk into any church or cathedral today and you might hear women singing, preaching, praying publicly. In a society where the relevance...

Monday 23 June 2014

Signing your name is now such an automatic way of proving identity and validating a document that we forget that the signature has its...

Thursday 19 June 2014

Kingsley Amis famously argued that, in higher education, "More Means Worse." On the basis of 50 years of teaching, research...

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Dr Johnson lived at 17 Gough Square from 1748-59, where he compiled his famous Dictionary of the English Language. The house has been...

Monday 16 June 2014

Why start with the personal name?  Because we all have one: the personal name is the universal accompaniment to living in human...