This is the 2001 Gresham Special Lecture.
Other Gresham Special Lectures can be accessed here:
2013 - The New Face of Europe by Sir Richard Lambert
2012 - Parliament and the Public: Strangers or Friends? by The Rt Hon John Bercow
2011 - Reinventing the Wheel by Sir Adam Roberts
2010 - The Challenges of the new Supreme Court by the Rt Hon the Lord Philips
2009 - The Ascent of Money by Professor Niall Ferguson
2008 - Early Christianity and Today by the Archbishop of Canterbury
2007 - The Beauty of Holiness and its Perils by Sir Roy Strong
2006 - Walking the Line by Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws
2005 - Should we trust the Scientists by Professor the Lord Winston
2004 - Science in a complex world by Sir Martin Rees
2002 - Towards freedom from hunger by Professor M S Swaminathan
2000 - A Global Ethic - A Challenge for the New Millennium by Professor Hans Küng
Charles is a British cultural historian specialising in the history of art, design and architecture. He is Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts.