Past lectures

Tuesday 12 March 2013

Enoch Powell was the most powerful postwar exponent of the idea of the sovereignty of Parliament and indeed of English nationalism,...

Monday 11 March 2013

In June 1780 the most destructive urban riots in English history erupted onto the streets of London. Sparked by resistance to the...

Thursday 7 March 2013

Why did some idealistic young people join the Communist Party of Great Britain in the 1930s? What was the attraction of Communism and...

Thursday 7 March 2013

Debussy's Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp is contrasted with Ravel‘s very different Sonatine for the same combination.

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Wednesday 6 March 2013

The Second World War intensified and magnified debates that had been current amongst architects since 1914. It also marks a fault...

Wednesday 6 March 2013

Each week new observations add to the tally of 'hot-Jupiters' and 'super-Earths' found in orbit around nearby stars.  Other...

Monday 4 March 2013

When lives depend on calculations, human error can kill.  From the early days of computing, one problem has been that they...

Monday 4 March 2013

Addiction is a familiar feature of contemporary society.  Not only do we have access to numerous substances linked to dependency,...

Thursday 28 February 2013

This lecture will look at the world surplus of savings as incomes gradually shift proportionally towards those who traditionally save a...

Thursday 28 February 2013

There are many kinds of pattern in mathematics and many ways to think about them. But when it comes to visual patterns, one viewpoint...

Wednesday 27 February 2013

How does my dog see?  Do eagles have better vision than humans?  This homocentric view of vision with its associated mythology...