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Previous Lectures and Events

Trading places and travelling - music legacies of the Hanseatic League

12 Jul 12

Human livelihoods depend on wild flowers: Kew's Millennium Seed Bank explained

10 Jul 12

Berlioz - Grande Messe des Morts and the absence of God

26 Jun 12

A cool use for old materials

18 Oct 06

Tomorrow's Cities

30 Jan 14

Return of the Microbes: How infections are once more taking over

29 Jan 14

Ancient Reading in Historical Context

28 Jan 14

Rights, Law and Religion in a Liberal Society I

28 Jan 14

Notation, Patterns and New Discoveries

23 Jan 14

New Atheism - New Apologetics: The use of science in recent christian apologetic writings

22 Jan 14

Criminal Minds

21 Jan 14

Surfaces and Topology

21 Jan 14

User Error: Why it's not your fault

20 Jan 14

Music in Context: In Advertising

15 Jan 14

The Changing Shape of UK Trade

15 Jan 14

The decision to seek entry into the European Community

14 Jan 14

Music in Context: In the Teaching Studio

12 Dec 13

Was Karl Marx always Wrong?

11 Dec 13

The English Corn Law returns, the Corn Laws and the birth of political economy

10 Dec 13

Scientists must protect and promote human rights: It is principled and in their interest

9 Dec 13

Law as a new religion and other topics

4 Dec 13

Feast or Famine: The Psychology of Eating

3 Dec 13

Modern Art in Churches

3 Dec 13

The Story of Your Blood

2 Dec 13

Combatting Crime and Imposing Good Governance on the Oceans

28 Nov 13

Transplantation and the Eye

27 Nov 13

Reading for Pleasure

26 Nov 13

Liberalism: A Challenge to Religion

26 Nov 13

The Honourable The Irish Society in the Modern Era

20 Nov 13

Comets - Visitors from the Frozen Edge of the Solar System

20 Nov 13

Symmetries and Groups

19 Nov 13

Should the UK adopt Money GDP Targets?

19 Nov 13

Music in Context: An Amateur Domestic Evening

14 Nov 13

The Iran Tribunal

13 Nov 13

From the European Coal and Steel Community to the Common Market

12 Nov 13

Is Man Just Another Animal?

11 Nov 13

'Le habit noir' - Men in Black

6 Nov 13

Having a Laugh? Comedy and Comedians

5 Nov 13

The Private Diary and Public History

29 Oct 13

A land flowing with milk and honey

8 Jul 10

Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet, Op 95 in F minor

30 Jun 10

Portuguese Baroque Music

25 Jun 10

The Songs of Summer

22 Jun 10

The Untold Story of Cornelia Sorabji - Reformer, Lawyer and Champion of Women's Rights in India

17 Jun 10

How would Adam Smith fix the financial crisis?

15 Jun 10

Elephant in the Corridor

10 Jun 10

The Challenges of the Supreme Court

8 Jun 10

High Finance: Sir Siegmund Warburg and the Art of Relationship Banking

2 Jun 10

The Future of London Government

24 May 10

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quartet, K499 in D major "Hoffmeister"

20 May 10

Wren, Hooke and Willis: Divine Geometry and Natural Design

11 May 10

Schizophrenia, Imaging and Therapeutics

5 May 10

The Romantic Economist addresses the limits of knowledge in markets

28 Apr 10

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quartet, K421 in D minor

22 Apr 10

From Balkan War to World War, 1908-1918

22 Apr 10

The Shock of the New: Re-balancing the knowledge long and the wisdom short society

20 Apr 10

Born Gay? - The Origins of Sexual Orientation

19 Apr 10

Inflammatory Eye Disease

24 Mar 10

Cousin Marriage

23 Mar 10

Feliks Topolski: Eye-witness to the 20th Century

22 Mar 10

String Quartet - Joseph Haydn, Op. 76 No. 5 in D major

18 Mar 10

Civil Partnerships

16 Mar 10

Monet: The River of Dreams

15 Mar 10

Town and Crown: Why London never became an imperial capital

11 Mar 10

Who do we think we are? Religious and national identities

11 Mar 10

Maths and Sport

9 Mar 10

Canaletto - Grand Designs

8 Mar 10

The Russo-Turkish War, 1875-1878

4 Mar 10

Child Psychiatry

3 Mar 10

Foreign Artists in 16th Century London

1 Mar 10

The Ethics of Reproduction

24 Feb 10

Haves, Have Nots, Have Beens and Wannabes: Re-aligning Globalisation to Promote Commerce

23 Feb 10

For Better or Worse? How we choose our partners

22 Feb 10

Visual Perception

17 Feb 10

The Legacy of Robert Boyle - then and now

16 Feb 10

Law and Morality

11 Feb 10

The Politics of Architecture in Tudor and Stuart London

11 Feb 10

String Quartet - Joseph Haydn, Op. 76, No. 2 in D minor

10 Feb 10

Trains Planes and Boats

9 Feb 10

The Wars of German Unification, 1864-1871

4 Feb 10

Lloyd's is the McDonald's of the Insurance Industry

3 Feb 10

Sisters, Sisters, There Never Were Such Devoted Sisters

2 Feb 10

String Quartet - Joseph Haydn, Op. 76 No. 1 in G major

28 Jan 10

Confessions of a Regulatory Headhunter

26 Jan 10

In the Brain of the Beholder? - The principles of beauty and sex appeal

25 Jan 10

The History of Cataract Surgery

20 Jan 10

The New Consensus of the Governed: Re-imagining Corporate Governance

19 Jan 10

Does God Believe in Human Rights

14 Jan 10

Eating Disorders

13 Jan 10

Codebreaking in Everyday Life

12 Jan 10

Death Control: The Last Taboo

9 Dec 09

The birth of heritage and the fabrication of history

22 Oct 09

Braille and the History of Blindness

21 Oct 09

Bound for Botany Bay

19 Oct 09

Speaking for God in a Secular Society

15 Oct 09

Arctic Ocean State Changes: National interests and common interests

13 Oct 09

What's a woman worth? The maintenance law

13 Oct 09

Newgate: London's Prototype of Hell

12 Oct 09

The Defeat of Napoleon, 1806-1815

8 Oct 09

Stravinsky and Diaghilev: The Alternative Russian Revolution

7 Oct 09

A Sense of Balance

6 Oct 09

Wergeld: Crime and the compensation culture in medieval England

5 Oct 09

The Faces of a King: New research on portraits of Henry VIII

1 Oct 09

Film Music: A Certain Train Station

6 May 09

Mathematics and Smallpox

5 May 09

Should governments promote happiness?

30 Apr 09

Merchants and Heroes: London's history in the time of John Stow

29 Apr 09

The American Presidency: George W Bush

28 Apr 09

How many healthy people can the world support?

23 Apr 09

Diversity and Danger

22 Apr 09

Is it all in the genes?

15 Apr 09

What makes a successful global financial centre?

2 Apr 09

Are human beings still evolving?

26 Mar 09

Stage fright and optimal performance

24 Mar 09

The Power of Music

17 Mar 09

Judges or Legislators: Who should rule?

16 Mar 09

Judicial Control of Regulation

11 Mar 09

Mercury Rising: Health warnings for a hot planet

26 Feb 09

Elizabethan Merchant Ships and Shipbuilding

25 Feb 09

Fertillity and Feminism

16 Feb 09

Light from the Orkneys: Edwin Muir and George Mackay Brown

5 Feb 09

Ideological Weddings: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

2 Feb 09

Some interesting curves

29 Jan 09

The Christian Reticence of W H Auden

15 Jan 09

Other Britains: One size doesn't fit all

13 Jan 09

The maths of pylons, art galleries and prisons under the spotlight

12 Jan 09

The rich man in his castle, the poor man at his gate

9 Dec 08

Can we trust our food?

3 Dec 08

Film Music: The Western

26 Nov 08

Choosing your baby

20 Nov 08

Shall future generations eat fish or whales?

19 Nov 08

How to be happy

17 Nov 08

Governance, Trust and Business

11 Nov 08

Is the Party Over? Sustainable hope

16 Sep 08

Puccini and New York

11 Jun 07

The Hanseatic League

31 May 07

Our new Constitution

29 May 07

Nature and nurture: Mental health and illness

16 May 07

Verdi and Milan

14 May 07

Euler - 300th annivesrary lecture

9 May 07

Utopia

8 May 07

Our new Constitution

2 May 07

Getting a life: Limits to health in the 21st century

26 Apr 07

Brahms the progressives; Schumann the visionary

25 Apr 07

Valuing British music - Jazz futures (Seminar)

24 Apr 07

Valuing British music - Jazz futures

24 Apr 07

'Thus saith the Lord' - God's law and secular justice

19 Apr 07

The psychology of financial participants and its implications for finance

18 Apr 07

Donizetti and Paris

16 Apr 07

Sir Robert Moray - Soldier, scientist, spy, freemason and founder of The Royal Society

4 Apr 07

Northern Ireland and the British-Irish relationship: The Gladstonian Settlement revisited

27 Mar 07

Slavery in the world today

26 Mar 07

I did it my way - Respect for Life

22 Mar 07

Redesigning financial regulation of pensions and other retail products

21 Mar 07

Liverpool and the slave trade

19 Mar 07

Does society risk my life through safety? The perils of too much risk-aversion

19 Mar 07

Lifestyle diseases: The burden of choice?

15 Mar 07

The science of love

14 Mar 07

Slavery - The US perspective: From the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement

12 Mar 07

Schools and politics

7 Mar 07

What do rulers do when they rule?

6 Mar 07

Slavery - The emacipation movement in Britain

5 Mar 07

There's nowt so queer as folk' - Gender and sexuality

1 Mar 07

The age of dictatorship: Europe 1918-1989 - Stalin and his imitators

14 Dec 06

The afterglow of the Big Bang

14 Dec 06

The new localism: Local government and the Constitution

12 Dec 06

London can take it - psychological reactions to terrorism from the blitz to Bin Laden

7 Dec 06

A simple solution to global imbalance that is easy to implement and is unlikely to make matters wors

6 Dec 06

Humour and satire as the canary down the mine shaft of government

5 Dec 06

The age of dictatorship: Europe 1918-1989 - The little dictators

30 Nov 06

Gravitational-wave astronomy

30 Nov 06

The psychology of seduction - Is life a seduction?

29 Nov 06

Phiz, Dickens and London

28 Nov 06

Mozart and Vienna

27 Nov 06

The God gene - religion and altruism

23 Nov 06

Hygeia and Panacea: Is prevention better than cure?

23 Nov 06

Power Play - The hidden role of power in our lives and relationships

22 Nov 06

‘Lesser breeds within the law’ - Dickens and minor legal officers

21 Nov 06

Who hates globalisation?

20 Nov 06

John Paul II as Philosopher

16 Nov 06

Mathematics in the 20th century: Chaos, codes and colouring

15 Nov 06

The grinning shadow that sat at the feast: In commemoration of Hector Munro, 'Saki'

14 Nov 06

The early history of the universe

14 Nov 06

Dickens and the moving age

13 Nov 06

From World Brain to the World Wide Web

9 Nov 06

Creativity and mental illness - you have to be mad to be creative?

8 Nov 06

Dickens's law makers and law breakers: Barnard's Inn and beyond

7 Nov 06

The Curse of the poke bonnet: television's version of history

1 Nov 06

The plumage of the naked ape

31 Oct 06

The age of dictatorship: Europe 1918-1989 - Hitler

26 Oct 06

Did Einstein get it right?

26 Oct 06

Mathematics in the modern age - The 19th Century: Revolution or evolution?

25 Oct 06

Increasing access to finance for developing countries

24 Oct 06

The Referendum: Direct democracy and the Constitution

24 Oct 06

London's Ecology - Future ecological planning

23 Oct 06

Pathogens and parasites; plagues and pandemics

19 Oct 06

Enclosures of the Mind: Governing the Intellectual Commons

18 Oct 06

Enclosures of the Mind: Governing the Intellectual Commons

18 Oct 06

Standards Markets: The free market response to regulation

16 Oct 06

London's Ecolology - How clean is the Thames?

16 Oct 06

Should we take our leaders as seriously as they take themselves?

10 Oct 06

London's Ecology - Managing for biodiversity in London’s Royal Parks

9 Oct 06

Handel and London

9 Oct 06

Will the US easily relinquish economic and political power to China and India in the 21st century?

5 Oct 06

Mathematics in the modern age - The 18th century: Crossing bridges

4 Oct 06

London's Ecology - Disappearing London

2 Oct 06

The times of our lives: A history of longevity

28 Sep 06

The age of dictatorship: Europe 1918-1989 - Mussolini

28 Sep 06

Is the world simple or complicated?

27 Sep 06

The Civil Service and the Constitution

26 Sep 06

Why do people play the lottery? Make up your mind!

25 Sep 06

Productivity and Capital Markets: Globalisation meets Parish-Pump Politics

21 Sep 06

Monteverdi and Venice

18 Sep 06

Nanotechonology

12 Sep 06

Leadership adn change: Heath

21 Mar 06

Quarantine in the 19th century

20 Mar 06

Fraud, bankruptcy, suicide and transportation: The history of the London Underground railway

16 Mar 06

The mapping of emotion

15 Mar 06

Liberal Christianity

14 Mar 06

Hospitals for Seafarers

13 Mar 06

Take my profits, please! Volatility reduction and eithics

13 Mar 06

The Dutch East Indies Company - the second 100 years

8 Mar 06

Robert Hooke: Tercentennial Studies

6 Mar 06

Why do we gamble and take needless risks?

2 Mar 06

The Dutch East Indies Company - the first 100 years

1 Mar 06

Lawrence Sterne and Joseph Haydn

28 Feb 06

The story of e

28 Feb 06

Too unimportant to fail? Innovation and competitive selection in markets

26 Feb 06

Music in the Age of Copernicus

23 Feb 06

Problems with schoolgirls

22 Feb 06

More than a feeling: How emotion works in the brain

22 Feb 06

Wired to get wound up! Why emotions are so hard to control

21 Feb 06

Leadership and change: Wilson

21 Feb 06

Where is everybody?

20 Feb 06

Theories of everything

16 Feb 06

Birth control, death control and the demographic transition

15 Feb 06

Psychiatry lecture

14 Feb 06

Brahms, Joachim and Clara Schumann - The performers

14 Feb 06

The Fourth Annual Boyle Lecture

13 Feb 06

The Ethics of War: Shared problems in different traditions

8 Feb 06

Superhumans? - Interfering with nature

8 Feb 06

The Reformation

7 Feb 06

Seminar: International finance

7 Feb 06

The story of i

7 Feb 06

Caps of liberty: The oddity of democracy

6 Feb 06

International finance

6 Feb 06

How to grow trees

1 Feb 06

The government of London

30 Jan 06

Impossibility: the limits of science

26 Jan 06

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue: The ture story of Gulf War Syndrom

25 Jan 06

The origin of the constellations

25 Jan 06

Islam and Christianity - is a clash of civilisations inevitable?

24 Jan 06

The Referendum: Direct Democracy and the Constitution

24 Jan 06

Corporation Tax or Income Tax: Which is the greatest con?

22 Jan 06

Holy war - religion and violence

18 Jan 06

Wallpaper patterns and buckyballs

18 Jan 06

The story of pi

17 Jan 06

Great Britain and the other imperial powers: Conflict over China

17 Jan 06

Goldilocks Government and the Market: not too little, not too much, but just right

16 Jan 06

Time: a guide for Travellers

12 Jan 06

Covenants without swords; swords without covenants

9 Jan 06

The Triumph of Christendom

15 Dec 05

Music, art and the brain

15 Dec 05

Hunger and satiety in the 21st century

14 Dec 05

The Dictionary Garret - anatomy of a room

8 Dec 05

The role of deception in every-day life

7 Dec 05

The formation of Christian doctrine

6 Dec 05

Anatomists in Georgian London

1 Dec 05

Mazurkas and Christmas lullabies

1 Dec 05

Thermodynamics: from demons to black holes

30 Nov 05

Leadership and change: Macmillan

30 Nov 05

Modernising Parilament: Reform of the House of Lords

29 Nov 05

Imperial rivalry with the Russian Empire

28 Nov 05

The face of Charles Dickens

24 Nov 05

Depression: reality and myth

23 Nov 05

Architectural Capricci

17 Nov 05

Seminar - A-levels and Alternatives: Reflections on the 14-19 White Paper

17 Nov 05

Who invented the calculus?

16 Nov 05

The beginnings: a Jewish Messianic sect

15 Nov 05

Perceptions rather than rules: the (mis)behaviour of markets

14 Nov 05

Does attractiveness rule the world?

9 Nov 05

Irony in music from the Soviet Union

8 Nov 05

History from below: mathematics, instruments and archaeology

3 Nov 05

St Stanislaus and Student Revelries

3 Nov 05

Travels in Time: History and identity in today's world

2 Nov 05

The Lisbon Earthquake: Two hundred and fifty years on

1 Nov 05

Leadership and change: Attlee

27 Oct 05

The left, right and centre of male and female brain politics

27 Oct 05

Who invented the equals sign?

26 Oct 05

A Physicist looks at Sport

25 Oct 05

Modernising Parliament: Reform of the House of Commons

25 Oct 05

The perils of navigation

24 Oct 05

Reflections on secret intelligence

20 Oct 05

Our marble tribute

18 Oct 05

Einstein and the universe

18 Oct 05

The perverse and the reverse: how bad measures skew markets

17 Oct 05

Franklin and the North West Passage

17 Oct 05

The Mariners' Instruments

10 Oct 05

India: The jewel in the crown

10 Oct 05

How vital is motivation in our lives?

6 Oct 05

Music in history

6 Oct 05

Who invented Algebra?

5 Oct 05

The Atlantic Navigators

3 Oct 05

The Susskind Interviews: Legal experts in changing times

29 Sep 05

Leadership and change: Prime Ministers in the post-war world - Churchill

28 Sep 05

The Sir Thomas Gresham Docklands Lecture

27 Sep 05

Playing with the language of music

21 Sep 05

Alternative electorial systems

20 Sep 05

Danish Fairy Tales?

19 Sep 05

Philosophy of Religion

15 Sep 05

The Planets

7 Sep 05

Should we trust the scientists?

20 Jun 05

Shostakovich's String Quartet number 8

14 Jun 05

Regulatory capture

2 Jun 05

Northern Ireland and the British-Irish relationship: the Gladstonian Settlement revisited

31 May 05

So just how does a brain work

26 May 05

The integration of Europe: Britain out, Britain in, Britain on the fence

25 May 05

Unconventional Thoughts on Christianity and Contemporary Culture (4 of 4)

24 May 05

Unconventional Thoughts on Christianity and Contemporary Culture (3 of 4)

17 May 05

Unconventional Thoughts on Christianity and Contemporary Culture (2 of 4)

10 May 05

Micro-credit

5 May 05

Britain and Germany: from ally to enemy

4 May 05

Unconventional Thoughts on Christianity and Contemporary Culture (1 of 4)

3 May 05

Unconventional Thoughts on Christianity and Contemporary Culture (1 of 4)

3 May 05

Under every leaf you will find an Englishman

19 Apr 05

Religion and the scientific world view

13 Apr 05

Creating new species:

7 Apr 05

The Grand Tour of Europe

6 Apr 05

Devolution and the territorial constitution

5 Apr 05

SCHOENBERG THE BOGEYMAN

22 Mar 05

Lutoslawski's Cello Concerto

17 Mar 05

How to stay sane despite your teachers and parents

16 Mar 05

How to stay sane despite your teachers and parents

16 Mar 05

At war with the French: Louis XIV and Napoleon

10 Mar 05

Religion and the scientific world view

9 Mar 05

HOW TO EARN A MILLION DOLLARS

9 Mar 05

Big Issues: Infinity and beyond.

8 Mar 05

Public services, private finance: good or bad?

3 Mar 05

Some London Heroes of Science and Technology

23 Feb 05

Janacek's creative timetable

17 Feb 05

Religion and the scientific world view

16 Feb 05

SCHOENBERG THE BOGEYMAN

15 Feb 05

Addicted to love, beauty or sex?

14 Feb 05

The Celestial Geometry of Johm Flamsteed:

10 Feb 05

At war with the French: the Hundred Years' War

9 Feb 05

MATHS AND COMPUTING

8 Feb 05

HOW TO EARN A MILLION DOLLARS

2 Feb 05

Big Issues

1 Feb 05

The Human Rights Act: cornerstone of a new Constitution

25 Jan 05

Ethics in finance

20 Jan 05

Ethics in finance

20 Jan 05

Big Issues

20 Jan 05

Aggression:

13 Jan 05

In the beginning: the Roman, the Viking and the Norman Conquests

12 Jan 05

Europe and the old Constitution

30 Dec 04

The composer virtuoso—Zarebski's Piano Quintet

16 Dec 04

Religion and the scientific world view

15 Dec 04

Big Issues

14 Dec 04

Beagle 2 and Beyond

8 Dec 04

Can a country take out financial insurance against macro-risks?

2 Dec 04

The Changing University: The End of Liberalism?

25 Nov 04

Is suicide sane?

24 Nov 04

What is the Future of Mutuals Now?

23 Nov 04

The composer virtuoso—Liszt's Transcendental Studies

18 Nov 04

Religion and the scientific world view

17 Nov 04

The multi-cultural origins of mathematics

17 Nov 04

Maths, Risk and Careers in the City

11 Nov 04

Diety and obesity:

11 Nov 04

Two Thousand Years of London Bridge

10 Nov 04

SCHOENBERG THE BOGEYMAN

9 Nov 04

PRESENTING UNWANTED HISTORIES:

3 Nov 04

PRESENTING UNWANTED HISTORIES:

3 Nov 04

Big Issues

2 Nov 04

Chopin in the hands of others

28 Oct 04

The multi-cultural origins of mathematics

27 Oct 04

The old Constitution under strain

26 Oct 04

Coffee shops

25 Oct 04

Big Issues

21 Oct 04

Are we all deluded now?

20 Oct 04

Religion and the scientific world view

20 Oct 04

SCHOENBERG THE BOGEYMAN

19 Oct 04

Coffee shops

18 Oct 04

The History of the Big Bang

13 Oct 04

Contemporary Issues in American-European Relations

12 Oct 04

Coffee shops

11 Oct 04

When currency empires fall

7 Oct 04

Stress, anxiety and depression (SAD)

7 Oct 04

The multi-cultural origins of mathematics

6 Oct 04

Coffee shops

4 Oct 04

Confronting the Terrorist Mind:

29 Sep 04

THE SIR THOMAS GRESHAM DOCKLANDS LECTURE

22 Sep 04

Our old Constitution

21 Sep 04

Hawaiian religion and dance

9 Jun 04

Law (13 May)

13 May 04

Beyond difference

12 May 04

Law (11 May)

11 May 04

Dollarisation and Gresham's Law

6 May 04

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