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Tom Kirkwood: The End Of Age: 2001
Professor Kirkwood argues that the longevity revolution has reached a turning-point.
Onora O'Neill: A Question of Trust: 2002
Onora O'Neill asks whether there real evidence of a crisis of trust in society.
Trust and Terror
Onora O'Neill examines extreme situations where danger and terror undermine trust.
Called to Account
Onora O'Neill examines the quest for more accountability in government and institutions.
Trust and Transparency
Onora O'Neill examines how transparency and trust are related.
Licence to Deceive
Onora O'Neill asks how we decide when to trust those who inform us about the wider world.
Vilayanur S. Ramachandran: The Emerging Mind: 2003
Phantoms in the Brain
Professor Ramachandran discusses the functionality of the brain in relation to neurology.
Synapses and the Self
Professor Ramachandran examines how we 'see' and become conscious of our surroundings.
The Artful Brain
Professor Ramachandran examines the meaning of art from a neurological perspective.
Purple Numbers and Sharp Cheese
Professor Ramachandran examines the phenomenon of synesthesia.
Neuroscience - the New Philosophy
Professor Ramachandran explores how neuroscience alters man's understanding of himself.
Wole Soyinka: Climate of Fear: 2004
The Changing Mask of Fear
Wole Soyinka considers the nature of fear and its impact on individuals and society.
Power and Freedom
Wole Soyinka examines the difficulties in telling friend from foe in a climate of fear.
Rhetoric that Binds and Blinds
In his third lecture, Wole Soyinka examines the power of political and religious rhetoric.
A Quest for Dignity
Wole Soyinka explores the notion of dignity within a climate of fear.
I am Right; You are Dead
In his final Reith Lecture, Wole Soyinka examines the causes and impact of fanaticism.
Alec Broers: The Triumph of Technology: 2005
Technology will Determine the Future of the Human Race
Lord Broers sets out his belief that technology will hold the key to the future.
In his second Reith Lecture, Lord Broers explores the origins of modern technologies.
Innovation and Management
Does modern innovation demand new approaches to product development?
Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
Lord Broers explores the origins and impact of nanotechnology.
Risk and Responsibility
In his final lecture, Lord Broers explores the responsibilities of the technologist.
Daniel Barenboim: In the Beginning Was Sound
Conductor Daniel Barenboim points a way forward for everyone through music.
Daniel Barenboim: In the Beginning was Sound: 2006
In the Beginning was Sound
Musician and conductor Daniel Barenboim examines the physical phenomenon of sound.
The Neglected Sense
Daniel Barenboim examines what he calls 'the neglected sense'; the ear.
The Magic of Music
Daniel Barenboim argues that classical music can and should be accessible to all.
Meeting in Music
Daniel Barenboim examines how music has the power to bring people together.
The Power of Music
Daniel Barenboim considers the difference between power and strength in music and in life.
Jeffrey Sachs: Bursting at the Seams: 2007
Bursting at the Seams
Jeffrey Sachs delivers the first of five lectures, recorded at The Royal Society in London
Survival in the Anthropocene
Sachs discusses China's emergence as an economic superpower and the effect on climate.
The Great Convergence
Jeffrey Sachs talks about the need for international cooperation to achieve peace.
Economic Solidarity for a Crowded Planet
Jeffrey Sachs delivers the fourth of five lectures. He considers the challenges of poverty