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The Reith Lectures Episode guide

  1. Reith Lectures: 2014

    A significant thinker delivers the BBC's flagship lecture series for 2014.

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  2. Grayson Perry: Playing to the Gallery: 2013

    Grayson Perry discusses what makes him an artist and the limits of contemporary art

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  3. Niall Ferguson: The Rule of Law and Its Enemies: 2012

    Exploring the importance of man-made institutions in driving change around the world

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  4. Securing Freedom: 2011

    Aung San Suu Kyi and Baroness Manningham-Buller deliver the 2011 BBC Reith Lectures

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  5. Martin Rees: Scientific Horizons: 2010

    Scientific Horizons: Prof Martin Rees on the challenges facing science in the 21st century

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  6. Michael Sandel: A New Citizenship: 2009

    A New Citizenship: Professor Michael Sandel lectures on a new politics of the common good

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  7. Jonathan Spence: Chinese Vistas: 2008

    Chinese Vistas: Jonathan Spence delivers a series of lectures about China

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  8. Jeffrey Sachs: Bursting at the Seams: 2007

    Series of lectures with economist Jeffrey Sachs, recorded around the world

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  9. Daniel Barenboim: In the Beginning Was Sound

    Conductor Daniel Barenboim points a way forward for everyone through music.

    First broadcast: 07 Apr 2006

  10. Daniel Barenboim: In the Beginning was Sound: 2006

    Musician and conductor Daniel Barenboim delivers the 2006 Reith Lectures.

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  11. Alec Broers: The Triumph of Technology: 2005

    President of the Royal Academy of Engineering Lord Broers gives the 2005 Reith Lectures.

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  12. Wole Soyinka: Climate of Fear: 2004

    Nobel Prize-winning poet and playwright Wole Soyinka delivers the 2004 Reith Lectures.

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  13. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran: The Emerging Mind: 2003

    Neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran delivers the 2003 Reith Lectures.

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  14. Onora O'Neill: A Question of Trust: 2002

    Philosopher Onora O'Neill delivers the 2004 Reith Lectures.

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  15. Tom Kirkwood: The End Of Age: 2001

    Biologist Tom Kirkwood delivers the 2001 Reith Lectures.

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  16. Respect For The Earth: 2000

    Five speakers give the 2000 Reith Lectures, on the subject of sustainable development.

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  17. Anthony Giddens: Runaway World: 1999

    Former director of the LSE Professor Anthony Giddens gives the 1999 Reith Lectures.

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  18. John Keegan: War In Our World: 1998

    British military historian and journalist John Keegan delivers the 1998 Reith Lectures.

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  19. Patricia Williams: The Genealogy of Race: 1997

    American legal scholar Patricia Williams delivers the 1997 Reith Lectures.

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  20. Jean Aitchison: The Language Web: 1996

    Professor of Language and Communication, Jean Aitchison delivers the 1996 Reith Lectures.

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  21. Richard Rogers: Sustainable City: 1995

    British architect Richard Rogers delivers the 1995 Reith Lectures.

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  22. Marina Warner: Managing Monsters: 1994

    British novelist and historian Marina Warner delivers the 1994 Reith Lectures.

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  23. Edward Said: Representation of the Intellectual: 1993

    Palestinian-American literary theorist Edward Said delivers the 1993 Reith Lectures.

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  24. Steve Jones: The Language of the Genes: 1991

    Professor of genetics Steve Jones delivers the 1991 Reith Lectures.

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  25. Jonathan Sacks: The Persistence of Faith: 1990

    Rabbi Jonathan Sacks delivers the 1990 Reith Lectures.

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  26. Jacques Darras: Beyond The Tunnel of History: 1989

    Jacques Darras: Beyond The Tunnel of History: 1989

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  27. Geoffrey Hosking: The Rediscovery of Politics: 1988

    Professor of Russian History Geoffrey Hosking delivers the 1988 Reith Lectures.

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  28. Alexander Goehr: The Survival of The Symphony: 1987

    English composer Alexander Goehr delivers the 1987 Reith Lectures.

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  29. John McCluskey: Law, Justice and Democracy: 1986

    Serving judge Lord McCluskey delivers the 1986 Reith Lectures.

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  30. David Henderson: Innocence and Design: 1985

    Economist David Henderson delivers the 1985 Reith Lectures.

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