Featured series: The Powers of the Novel
And in the end...
Is this the end? Is this the beginning of the end? Or perhaps it's just the end of the beginning. Gresham speaker’s explore the final acts of individuals, empires and even the universe itself.
Some of the world's greatest academics and most brilliant minds have served as Gresham Professors, Visiting Professors and speakers over the past 400 years. Today, they deliver over 130 free, public lectures each year.
Schools and Colleges
We are always thrilled to welcome young viewers and audience members from schools across the world. Many of our lectures are useful aids for study, degree choice, career development and personal statements. We are also one of the external organisations recommended by Oxford University.
Gresham College has been providing free public lectures since 1597 when Sir Thomas Gresham's vision of a college to bring the ‘new learning’ to Londoners was realised. Today we carry on Sir Thomas's vision, bringing some of the world's most brilliant minds to speak in fields ranging across the arts and sciences.