FREE Gresham Lectures. From the Web to the Moon via Infections and the Nerves


Tuesday, 8 January 2019 - Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Gresham College was founded in 1597 and has been providing free lectures within the City of London for over 400 years.

The College was established out of the will of Sir Thomas Gresham, one of the most influential and important men across the Tudor and Elizabethan periods. Sir Thomas made himself indispensable as the financial agent for four successive monarchs from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I. As well as founding the Royal Exchange, Sir Thomas left proceeds in his will for the foundation of Gresham College.


Can Maths Tell Us Where We Are?
Professor Chris Budd OBE
Tuesday, 8 January 2019 - 1:00PM Museum of London

'RUDQ?' Digital Skills: Crisis or Opportunity?
The Lord Mayor of the City of London Peter Estlin
Tuesday, 8 January 2019 - 6:00PM The Old Library, Guildhall

Sir Thomas Gresham, London, and Europe
Dr Ian Archer
Wednesday, 9 January 2019 - 6:00PM Museum of London

Sacred Listening: The Voices and Music of the Gods
Professor Tom Service
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 6:00PM Museum of London

The Search for Meaning on the Web: The Semantic Web and Managing a Lifetime's Information
Professor Yorick Winks
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 - 1:00PM Museum of London

Exploring the Hidden Face of our Dark Deep Ocean Planet
Dr Jon Copley
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 - 6:00PM Museum of London

Infections and the Nerves
Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 - 6:00PM Museum of London

Musorgsky's Boris Godunov
Professor Marina Frolova-Walker
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 - 1:00PM Museum of London

Reforming Corporate Governance
Professor Alex Edmans
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - 6:00PM Museum of London

How to be a Shakespearean Atheist
Professor Alec Ryrie
Thursday, 24 January 2019 - 6:00PM

Evolution since Sir Thomas Gresham: How Changes Over The Past Five Centuries Have Moulded Evolution
Professor Steve Jones
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 - 6:00PM Museum of London

50 Years of Lunar Exploration
Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 - 1:00PM Museum of London

Lectures are free and seats are allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis with no booking required. Doors open 30 minutes before the advertised start time. All lectures are live streamed on YouTube.


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