Past lectures

Wednesday 8 February 2012

England’s take off as the first industrial nation created a whole new language of building underpinned by technology and by an...

Wednesday 1 February 2012

The first of a series of three lectures, in the run-up to the London Olympic Games 2012, that will consider the ethical and political...

Wednesday 1 February 2012

Rotation is a fundamental physical process throughout the Universe. So much is spinning, from planets and stars revolving on their axes...

Tuesday 31 January 2012

Perhaps the distinguishing characteristic of Christianity compared with other religious traditions is belief in God incarnate in Christ...

Thursday 26 January 2012

The prospect of an apprenticeship attracted thousands of youths to the guild masters of early modern London. Where did apprentices come...

Tuesday 24 January 2012

From the 1880s through to the First World War, European empires slowly imposed their control on the territories that in many cases...

Thursday 19 January 2012

Despite the onslaught of legislative initiatives surrounding AML/CTF, it is difficult to make any conclusive remarks on the...

Wednesday 18 January 2012

After World War II, without forgetting the terrible suffering earlier in the century, there was a new confidence expressed in the...

Tuesday 17 January 2012

Personality disorders are a contentious issue in psychiatry. How many are there and how reliable is their diagnosis? Are we just...

Tuesday 17 January 2012

We examine the striking patterns between world record performances in different sports and ask what events an ambitious nation should...

Wednesday 14 December 2011

In the period under consideration a fair number of the artists considered have been Roman Catholics, but at one time there was a...

Tuesday 13 December 2011

The Conservatives recovered remarkably rapidly from the debacle of 1945. Their narrow election victory in 1951 led to 13 years of...