Jonathan Sumption argues that the law is taking over the space once occupied by politics.
2019: Jonathan Sumption homepage
Historian Margaret MacMillan explores the tangled history of war and society.
Margaret MacMillan homepage
Novelist Dame Hilary Mantel discusses the role that history plays in our culture.
Hilary Mantel homepage
Philosopher and cultural theorist Kwame Anthony Appiah delivers the 2016 lecture series.
Kwame Anthony Appiah: Mistaken Identities homepage
Professor Stephen Hawking delivers two lectures on the nature of black holes
Professor Stephen Hawking: Black Holes homepage
Surgeon and writer Dr Atul Gawande delivers the 2014 lecture series.
Dr Atul Gawande: The Future of Medicine homepage
Grayson Perry discusses what makes him an artist and the limits of contemporary art
Grayson Perry: Playing to the Gallery: 2013 homepage
Exploring the importance of man-made institutions in driving change around the world
Niall Ferguson: The Rule of Law and Its Enemies: 2012 homepage
Aung San Suu Kyi and Baroness Manningham-Buller deliver the 2011 BBC Reith Lectures
Securing Freedom: 2011 homepage
Scientific Horizons: Prof Martin Rees on the challenges facing science in the 21st century
Martin Rees: Scientific Horizons: 2010 homepage
A New Citizenship: Professor Michael Sandel lectures on a new politics of the common good
Michael Sandel: A New Citizenship: 2009 homepage
Chinese Vistas: Jonathan Spence delivers a series of lectures about China
Jonathan Spence: Chinese Vistas: 2008 homepage
Series of lectures with economist Jeffrey Sachs, recorded around the world
Jeffrey Sachs: Bursting at the Seams: 2007 homepage
Musician and conductor Daniel Barenboim delivers the 2006 Reith Lectures.
Daniel Barenboim: In the Beginning was Sound: 2006 homepage
Conductor Daniel Barenboim points a way forward for everyone through music.
President of the Royal Academy of Engineering Lord Broers gives the 2005 Reith Lectures.
Alec Broers: The Triumph of Technology: 2005 homepage
Nobel Prize-winning poet and playwright Wole Soyinka delivers the 2004 Reith Lectures.
Wole Soyinka: Climate of Fear: 2004 homepage
Neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran delivers the 2003 Reith Lectures.
Vilayanur S. Ramachandran: The Emerging Mind: 2003 homepage
Philosopher Onora O'Neill delivers the 2004 Reith Lectures.
Onora O'Neill: A Question of Trust: 2002 homepage
Biologist Tom Kirkwood delivers the 2001 Reith Lectures.
Tom Kirkwood: The End Of Age: 2001 homepage
Five speakers give the 2000 Reith Lectures, on the subject of sustainable development.
Respect For The Earth: 2000 homepage
Former director of the LSE Professor Anthony Giddens gives the 1999 Reith Lectures.
Anthony Giddens: Runaway World: 1999 homepage
British military historian and journalist John Keegan delivers the 1998 Reith Lectures.
John Keegan: War In Our World: 1998 homepage
American legal scholar Patricia Williams delivers the 1997 Reith Lectures.
Patricia Williams: The Genealogy of Race: 1997 homepage
Professor of Language and Communication, Jean Aitchison delivers the 1996 Reith Lectures.
Jean Aitchison: The Language Web: 1996 homepage
British architect Richard Rogers delivers the 1995 Reith Lectures.
Richard Rogers: Sustainable City: 1995 homepage
British novelist and historian Marina Warner delivers the 1994 Reith Lectures.
Marina Warner: Managing Monsters: 1994 homepage
Palestinian-American literary theorist Edward Said delivers the 1993 Reith Lectures.
Edward Said: Representation of the Intellectual: 1993 homepage
Professor of genetics Steve Jones delivers the 1991 Reith Lectures.
Steve Jones: The Language of the Genes: 1991 homepage
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks delivers the 1990 Reith Lectures.
Jonathan Sacks: The Persistence of Faith: 1990 homepage