Browsing by publisher "Gresham College"

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  • The Ageing Eye 

    Ayliffe, W. (William) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    As the eye ages, profound structural changes occur, leading to visual impairment and even blindness. Exciting discoveries in biological science and surgery are opening up possible new treatments for these common conditions. ...

  • Alan Turing: The Founder of Computer Science 

    Bowen, J. P. (Jonathan P.) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    Professor Jonathan Bowen reflects on the brilliant work and tragic life of Alan Turing, the founder of computer science.

  • Animal Eyes 

    Ayliffe, W. (William) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    How does my dog see? Do eagles have better vision than humans? This homocentric view of vision with its associated mythology is explored in this review of survival strategies used by various animals in their environments. ...

  • The BBC - Defending the public interest 

    Deech, B. R. (Baroness Ruth) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    From 2007 the Governors were replaced by Trustees; but there was still disquiet about the best method of regulating the BBC. BBC regulation is fragmented: some regulatory functions rest with OFCOM, and the National Audit ...

  • The BBC - Protecting it from the Government 

    Deech, B. R. (Baroness Ruth) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    For 80 years the BBC Governors were charged with regulating the BBC and representing the interests of the licence fee payers. The Governors appointed the Director-General, approved strategy, oversaw complaints and were ...

  • The Boyle Lectures: Science and Religion in Dialogue 

    Polkinghorne, J. (John); Hedley, J. (John); Chartres, R. J. C. (Richard John Carew) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    A review of the past ten years' of the Boyle Lecture and their contribution to the dialogue between Christianity and our contemporary understanding of the natural world.

  • Britain and the Continent 

    Bogdanor, V. (Vernon) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    The first lecture seeks to contrast Britain and the Continent in terms of history and institutions, contrasts emphasised by the Second World War. The effect of these contrasts was that Britain would be required to undergo ...

  • The British and American Constitutions 

    Bogdanor, V. (Vernon) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    Britain, as is well known, has an unwritten constitution. The United States has the world's oldest written constitution. How has this affected their constitutional development? Many in Britain are calling for a constitution. What ...

  • Butterflies, Chaos and Fractals 

    Flood, R. (Raymond) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    In 1972 the meteorologist, Edward Lorenz, delivered a lecture with the title Predictability: Does the Flap of a Butterfly’s Wings in Brazil Set off a Tornado in Texas? In this he showed that dynamical systems can exhibit ...

  • Can the Euro Survive Globalisation? 

    McWilliams, D. (Douglas) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    The euro was set up as part of European integration and to provide an alternative currency to the dollar. But the financial and economic crisis has exposed serious flaws, and the rapidly internationalising renminbi now ...

  • The Changing Shape of UK Trade 

    McWilliams, D. (Douglas) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    One of the consequences of the move in the terms of trade against the UK is that we will have to export much more and to places much further away to pay for our essential imports. This lecture explains the likely scale of ...

  • Choosing your baby 

    Deech, B. R. (Baroness Ruth) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    How IVF and embryology have developed to enable would-be parents to use embryo diagnosis to select an embryo free of an inherited disease. We will question whether this has an adverse effect on attitudes towards the disabled. ...

  • Citius, Altius, Fortius: Records, Medals and Drug Taking 

    Barrow, J. D. (John D.) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    We examine the striking patterns between world record performances in different sports and ask what events an ambitious nation should target as the ‘easiest’ in which to win Olympic medals. How does Olympic success correlate ...

  • Civil Partnerships 

    Deech, B. R. (Baroness Ruth) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    Since 2004 two men or two women may enter a legally recognised union that carries many, but not all, of the legal rights and responsibilities of marriage. This is a trend throughout the Western World. How has civil ...

  • Cohabitation and the Law 

    Deech, B. R. (Baroness Ruth) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    The number of couples living together has risen to a record level. Why do they avoid marriage and civil partnership? How can former cohabitants resolve their legal issues when the relationship ends? Should there be a ...

  • Comets - Visitors from the frozen edge of the Solar System 

    Crawford, C. (Carolin) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    Millions of dirty icebergs orbit around the Sun in a huge cloud of debris almost a light-year in radius. These are all pristine relics of our primordial Solar nebula. Only when one tumbles towards the inner Solar system ...

  • Competitive Cities: What we can measure and What we can't 

    Travers, T. (Tony) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    In this Lecture, part of the Long Finance Symposium 'Measuring Up Cities', Professor Travers looks at the history of competition between cities. He also introduces the forms of data that can be collected to compare cities, ...

  • Concluding Remarks for Measuring Up Cities 

    Mainelli, M. (Michael) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli closes the Long Finance Symposium 'Measuring Up Cities'. As well as thanking the audience, the Lord Mayor of the City of London and the speakers, Alderman Mainelli reflects upon the ...

  • Contemporary Christian Art 

    Harries, R. (Richard) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    Contrary to much opinion, the current scene of faith-related art is very much alive. There are new commissions for churches and cathedrals, a number of artists pursue their work on the basis of a deeply convinced faith, ...

  • Cosmic Influences on Behaviour? 

    Wilson, G. D. (Glenn D.) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    Are human personality, health and vocational choice influenced by the position of the planets? If not, why do so many people read horoscopes and believe this to be the case? Terms such as jovial, martial, mercurial, venereal ...