Past lectures

Thursday 24 January 2013

We will examine the practical implications of the new economic growth theory.  With competitiveness and inflation as the main...

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Since the seventeenth century, members of the Religious Society of Friends -  also known as Quakers - have often suffered  for...

Tuesday 22 January 2013

Why do humans sleep?  How much do we need to function effectively?  How are our sleep patterns affected by artificial light?...

Tuesday 22 January 2013

Carl Friedrich Gauss one of the greatest mathematicians, is said to have claimed: "Mathematics is the queen of the sciences and...

Thursday 17 January 2013

How closely are we related to each other, and how recently do we all share an ancestor? The answer to those questions is: closer...

Thursday 17 January 2013

The unique governance and voting system of the Square Mile will be explained.

Wednesday 16 January 2013

In Rudyard Kipling's Just So story, the Leopard got its spots when the Ethiopian painted them on with his fingers. In the real world...

Tuesday 15 January 2013

Roy Jenkins was Home Secretary from 1965 to 1967 and again from 1974 to 1976. He sponsored homosexual law reform and the legalisation of...

Monday 14 January 2013

Schubert String Quartet no.14 in D minor, ‘Death and the Maiden’

    Jubilee Quartet:
    Tereza...

Thursday 10 January 2013

The litany of great financial scandals is long, and sadly unending. Dickens himself covers scandals we would recognise today in Little...

Wednesday 9 January 2013

The London Underground today is one of the world’s largest and busiest urban metros. Exactly 150 years ago, on 9 January 1863,...

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Charlatan "cures" and "alternative" treatments are widespread and popular.  Despite lacking any credible rationale, people often...