Past lectures

Wednesday 17 April 2013

There is a whole Universe of different shapes, sizes and colours of galaxies. We shall look at some of the 'ordinary' galaxies and then...

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Tony Benn has been the most prominent modern spokesman of the movement for participatory democracy. It was he who secured the right of...

Monday 15 April 2013

The idea of a proof as a simple, easily-checked method of establishing truth has undergone modification in the age of computers.  ...

Wednesday 10 April 2013

International war crimes courts deal only with the responsibility of individuals for crimes they committed. In order to avoid...

Tuesday 9 April 2013

The concluding lecture takes the example of HIV/AIDS and discusses how reactions to the epidemic mirrored those found in the social and...

Tuesday 9 April 2013

In this lecture I shall look more directly at the idea which has been central to the others - namely that in fact it is not possible to...

Monday 8 April 2013

A review of the past ten years' of the Boyle Lecture and their contribution to the dialogue between Christianity and our...

Wednesday 27 March 2013

The Royal Academy of Music Baroque ensemble directed by Pawel Siwczak performed the following pieces to accompany Professor Hogwood's...

Monday 25 March 2013

How did what started as a temperance movement become a campaign for total abstinence? Who were the real originators of temperance...

Thursday 21 March 2013

A look at the world in 2020 and, more speculatively, 2050.  Which countries are the likely beneficiaries of the changes?  We...

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Lambeth Palace Library, founded in 1610, is the historic library and record office of the Archbishops of Canterbury and the...

Tuesday 19 March 2013

It has been claimed that economics is just a branch of psychology.  Certainly movements on the stock market reflect human greed and...