Past lectures

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Detailed observations of galaxies, clusters, and the fine structures in the cosmic microwave background have refined the age of the...

Tuesday 5 February 2013

An economist's view of two million years of human history, covering milestones such as fire, trade, private property, agriculture,...

Monday 4 February 2013

Long multiplication, long division and logarithms are, for many, dim-remembered memories, and few now use these skills.  We...

Wednesday 30 January 2013

Visual disorders affect the way we see, and therefore would be expected to influence how we depict the world in drawings and paintings...

Tuesday 29 January 2013

‘Asiatic cholera’, which arrived in Europe in the early nineteenth century, was widely seen as Asia’s revenge on Europe for...

Tuesday 29 January 2013

This lecture focuses on the question of whether justice in relation to markets is entirely to be seen as being procedural – that...

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.