Past lectures

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...

Tuesday 19 March 2013

An area of which 19th century British mathematics could be uniformly proud was applied mathematics where new techniques were used on a...

Monday 18 March 2013

In 1800 cannabis preparations were almost entirely unknown in Britain as only the medical men of the period had any interest in them and...

Thursday 14 March 2013

Following his previous lecture on the subject, Professor Nicholas Deakin CBE and a panel of experts discuss the lives and ideas of...

Thursday 14 March 2013

For centuries of western history, the beauty of art was conceived as a response to, and a reflection of,...