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Reith 2005
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A new piece of technology, called podcasting, allows you to download a mp3 file whenever it is updated. Reith lectures now support podcasting, so you can now schedule to download a new programme as soon as it is made available as an mp3 file.

How to use the podcasting technology.
Podcasting enables anyone to have the Reith Lectures delivered automatically to their PC or Mac whenever a new mp3 file is placed on the website each week (assuming, of course, that their computer is logged onto the internet). You have to download a little application, such as iPodder (follow this link for a useful list of such applications) which searches the web to find the new version of MP3 files you've selected. Our files are "tagged" so the iPodder can find them. You can then load the file from your computer into your mp3 player.

Follow this link to access our podcasting file with your application.

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Lecture audio and transcripts will be available after each broadcast.

  • Lecture 1:
    Technology will Determine the Future of the Human Race

  • Lecture 2:

  • Lecture 3:
    Innovation and Management

  • Lecture 4:
    Nanotechnology and Nanoscience

  • Lecture 5:
    Risk and Responsibility


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