Past lectures

Thursday 23 October 2014

'If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is Nature's way' (Aristotle). 

Mimicry forms the basis of Medical...

Wednesday 22 October 2014

An introduction to how the treatment of congenital heart disease can be viewed as an example of the complex mixture of technology,...

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Unlike the stars and galaxies, dark matter does not give off any radiation – we can only detect it through its gravitational pull...

Tuesday 21 October 2014

In his Principia Isaac Newton used his law of universal gravitation and three laws of motion to explain elliptical planetary...

Monday 20 October 2014

Nearly 20 years of archaeological investigation of the Thames intertidal zone at Greenwich, mostly undertaken by volunteer teams, have...

Thursday 16 October 2014

The world faces environmental challenges from global to local levels. Well-rehearsed but impenetrable issues, include the increased...

Wednesday 15 October 2014

The philosophical and historical development of what may be regarded as essential human rights will be traced.  It is essential to...

Tuesday 14 October 2014

The Morality of Samuel Johnson’s Rasselas. Dr Johnson was one of the most vigorous intellectuals of the eighteenth century...

Monday 13 October 2014

An overview of the results of over 40 years of archaeological research into the origins, development and decline of the Middle Saxon...

Thursday 9 October 2014

‘If I could play upon the guitar’, wrote John Keats in a letter, ‘I might make my fortune…’

This lecture will explore the...

Wednesday 8 October 2014

King James I was a gust of fresh air after the later years of Queen Elizabeth. Unlike his predecessor he was a family man, with dynastic...

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Ely Cathedral demands interpretation. Why was it built on an island in the watery fens and why is it so large and elaborate?

Is...