Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC's flagship annual lecture series
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Tue 16 Dec 2014
Atul Gawande calls for a new focus on systems to ensure doctors work more effectively.
Tue 9 Dec 2014
Atul Gawande calls for a new approach to the 'great unfixables' - ageing and death.
Tue 2 Dec 2014
Atul Gawande calls for a radical rethink of medical systems to transform healthcare.
Tue 4 Nov 2014
Surgeon and writer Dr Atul Gawande explores the nature of fallibility in medicine.
Tue 5 Nov 2013
Grayson Perry discusses the painful yet rewarding process of becoming an artist.
Tue 29 Oct 2013
Grayson Perry asks if revolution is a defining idea in art, or has it met its end?
Tue 22 Oct 2013
Grayson Perry questions the often-heard assertion that anything can be art.
Tue 15 Oct 2013
Grayson Perry analyses the complex process of judging quality in contemporary art.
Sat 14 Jul 2012
Niall Ferguson asks what constitutes a vibrant and independent civil society.
Tue 3 Jul 2012
Niall Ferguson asks if different systems of law are key to economic success.
Tue 26 Jun 2012
Niall Ferguson reflects on the causes and lessons of the global financial crisis.
Tue 19 Jun 2012
Niall Ferguson argues that institutions determine the success or failure of nations.
Tue 20 Sep 2011
Ex M15 boss Eliza Manningham-Buller discusses foreign policy in her third Reith Lecture.
Tue 13 Sep 2011
Assessing the role of security and intelligence services in a democracy.
Tue 6 Sep 2011
Eliza Manningham-Buller reflects on 9/11 in the first of her Reith Lectures 2011.
Tue 5 Jul 2011
Aung San Suu Kyi examines what drives people to dissent in the second Reith Lecture 2011.
Tue 28 Jun 2011
Aung San Suu Kyi explores what freedom means in the first of the 2011 Reith Lectures.
Tue 22 Jun 2010
Prof Rees calls for the UK to stay at the forefront of scientific research and discovery.
Tue 15 Jun 2010
Professor Martin Rees explains where the limits of our scientific knowledge lie.
Tue 8 Jun 2010
Does science have the answers to help us save our planet?
Tue 1 Jun 2010
Prof Martin Rees asks who we should trust to explain the risks we face.
Tue 30 Jun 2009
Professor Sandel makes the case for a moral and civic renewal in democratic politics.
Tue 23 Jun 2009
Professor Sandel considers how we should use our ever-increasing scientific knowledge.
Tue 16 Jun 2009
Michael Sandel asks what role, if any, there is for moral argument in politics.
Tue 9 Jun 2009
Prof Michael Sandel considers the expansion and moral limits of markets.
Tue 24 Jun 2008
Spence discusses how Chinese ideas of sport and athleticism have slowly evolved.
Tue 17 Jun 2008
Spence explores the relationship between China and the US over two centuries.
Tue 10 Jun 2008
Spence examines China's relations with the United Kingdom through three centuries.
Tue 3 Jun 2008
Spence reflects on China's most enduring thinker, Confucius.
Wed 9 May 2007
Jeffrey Sachs calls for a new Enlightenment to help make globalisation work for all.
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