Reith lectures the economic historian professor niall ferguson presents the 2012 bbc reith lectures, titled the rule of law and its enemies. One fine example is his book empire, which argues, quite against the current fashion, that the british empire left many a good legacy which we in the modern world have inherited. November 24, 2008 in his new book the ascent of money. Appiah made some very interesting points about the nature of religion and belief, about the relationships between different faiths and the role and. The internationally renowned economic historian and modern history fellow from jesus college, niall ferguson, has been chosen to lead the prestigious 2012 bbc reith lectures. This entry was posted on monday, february th, 2017 at 11. In the first of these lectures, he shows us how weird black holes are and how they are beyond science fiction weird. In a series of four lectures entitled the rule of law and its enemies, ferguson will examine the impact of manmade institutions on democracy and economic growth. Historian niall ferguson named 2012 bbc reith lecturer bbc news. Across four programmes he explores the role of manmade. The renowned british economic historian niall ferguson is to present the bbcs 2012 reith lectures, in a series titled the rule of law and its enemies. Across four programmes he explores the role of manmade institutions. Bbc radio 4 the reith lectures, archive 19762012 downloads.
As a result, hawkings lecture was rather shorter than most reith offerings, but thats all right. The reith lectures is a series of annual radio lectures given by leading figures of the day. Bbc creates public reith lectures archive online editors. The reith lectures podcast free on the podcast app.
On that page, in the upper right in the browser or on the tab beneath the ph. The 2017 bbc reith lectures will be discussing historical fiction and the importance it has in historical and literary worlds. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. As a result of this successful debut, ferguson went on to make a television series on the. People can waffle on when given the mic, and hawking got straight to the point. In 1948 the bbc started a series of lectures called the reith lectures, named after the first directorgeneral of the bbc. When i drive to work i often listen to bbc radio 4 in the car. W e should, sue lawley mooted, as she introduced the first of this years reith lectures radio 4 by niall ferguson, expect a few fireworks. A lecture delivered by professor niall ferguson of oxford university, 30 april 2001 508964ar.
In 2015, professor stephen hawking delivered two lectures on the nature of black holes. This file is licensed under the creative commons attribution 3. Dame hilary mantel is to give a series of lectures around the uk which will be broadcast by bbc radio 4 and the bbc world service. Stream tracks and playlists from reith lectures 2012 on. Niall ferguson asks if different systems of law are key to. Episode 1 creed professor appiah begins with the complexities of his own background, as the son of an english anglican mother and a ghanaian methodist father. Were in accra, the capital of ghana, the country where our lecturer spent much of his childhood. The reith lectures on bbc radio 4 bream community library. Lse ideas appoints professor niall ferguson to chair in. Celebrated humanist, teacher, and scholar, edward w. Historian niall ferguson argues that institutions determine the success or failure of nations. Black holes aint as black as they are painted professor stephen hawking. Thanks to the generosity of the houblonnorman trustees and.
At the moment there is a fascinating series of lectures on china being broadcast in a series called the reith lectures. Historian professor niall ferguson is this years reith lecturer. Archive 19481975 the reith lectures downloads bbc radio 4. The dumbing down of the reith lectures the spectator. The lectures were named after lord reith, the bbcs first director general, who created them as a stimulus to thought and contribution to. In 1990, the chief rabbi elect rabbi jonathan sacks delivered the reith lectures on bbc radio 4. He is also a senior fellow at the hoover institution, stanford university, and a. In his bbc reith lecture, niall ferguson warned that the colossal debt built up by western nations much of it off the books will mean a far higher tax burden and even more severe. Stephen hawkings science lesson made my brain ache the professor reflected on the history of scientific thought around black holes from einstein to oppenheimer.
The lectures were inaugurated in 1948 by the bbc to mark the historic contribution made to public service broadcasting by lord reith, the corporations first directorgeneral. Said here examines the everchanging role of the intellectual today. Reith lecture latest news, breaking stories and comment. News of appointments too in the colleges of arts and social sciences. Our lecturer this year is niall ferguson, an historian who enjoys using his analysis of the past to explain.
Niall ferguson leading reith lectures the oxford student. Reith lectures the persistence of faith rabbi sacks. Mantel to give reith lectures on historical fiction the. This page was last edited on 18 february 2019, at 06. With me are the prince of wales and the five reith lecturers, who over the past few weeks have dealt with our theme. He is also a visiting professor at tsinghua university, beijing, and the dillervon furstenberg family foundation. The lecture series is about identity, and the first lecture concentrated on religious identity. He is currently senior lecturer in media and communications at. An esmt european school of management and technology open lecture in cooperation with the american academy in berlins stephen m. Ferondo, having swallowed a certain powder, is entombed for dead and being taken forth of the sepulchre by the abbot, who enjoyeth his wife the while, is put in prison and given to believe that he is in purgatory. The economic historian professor niall ferguson presents the 2012 bbc reith lectures, titled the rule of law and its enemies. Professor ferguson will take up the philippe roman chair in history and international affairs, for 20102011. A lecture delivered by professor niall ferguson of oxford. The landscape of law the 2012 bbc reith lecture transcript.
Jonathan sumption argues that the law is taking over the space once occupied by politics. Ferguson was the 2012 presenter for the famous reith lectures. Good evening from highgrove in gloucestershire the home of his royal highness, the prince of wales, and welcome to this special programme to mark the end of this years millennium reith lecture series. Where can i find all of the reith lectures by donald. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way.
Victor davis hanson discusses some of the difficulties encountered by farmers and by research scientists and doctors dealing with covid19, and why some areas of the country are affected more than others, his theories about when the virus actually first appeared in the united states, and, finally, what plagues of the ancient world can teach us about how to best manage and get past. The user can easily find and listen to his favorite radio stations, and discover new ones according to his mood, location, musical taste and more. Historian margaret macmillan explores the tangled history of war and society. Click in the yellow box to take part in the debate or click on a destination below to discover more about the lectures. Why is the university launching a space strategy as part of the development of our world changing campus. In these six stunning essays delivered on the bbc as the prestigious reith lectures said addresses the ways in which the intellectual can best serve society in the light of a heavily compromised media and of special interest groups who are protected at the cost of. The dumbing down of the reith lectures on the spectator its been a heavyweight week on radio 4 with the start of the annual series of reith lectures and a. Over 4000 free audio and video lectures, seminars and teaching resources from oxford university. The lectures were inaugurated in 1948 by the bbc to mark the historic contribution made to public service broadcasting by sir john reith, the corporations first directorgeneral lord reith maintained that broadcasting. The lectures are usually prepared to be of interest. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license. In a series of six lectures entitled the persistence of faith, the chief rabbi elect analysed the role of religion and ethics in a secular society. Historian niall ferguson named 2012 bbc reith lecturer. The director of the london school of economics speaks to audiences around the world on the theme of globalisation.
Yesterday i listened to this years first reith lecture by kwame anthony appiah. Hello and welcome to the third of this years bbc reith lectures. Bbc radio 4 has today confirmed the details and broadcast dates for dame hilary mantels reith lectures as she begins to record them around the uk. Video, three university of glasgow academics are among the royal societys latest appointments of university research fellows urfs. You can follow any responses to this entry through the rss 2. Tue 1 dec 2015 professor stephen hawking delivers the second of. His theme is the rule of law and its enemies, and his title today is the human hive. Renew or request a book or ebook on the move download an emagazi check events and more. The human hive, first reith lecture, niall ferguson, bbc.
Niall ferguson lecture at norwegian nobel institute. Niall ferguson is currently professor of history at harvard university and professor of history and international affairs at the london school of economics. He is also a visiting professor at tsinghua university, beijing, and the dillervon furstenberg family foundation distinguished scholar at the nitze school of. Stream tracks and playlists from reith lectures 2012 on your desktop or mobile device. Bbc dame hilary mantel to begin recording reith lectures. Now every year the bbc asks a prominent scholar to deliver four lectures on behalf of the bbc. A financial history of the world, historian niall ferguson argues that money, in its many forms, is. The bbc is to make hundreds of hours of recordings of its reith lectures available in a new online archive the archive will include 240 recordings made over the past 60 years and a transcript of every lecture since 1948, when the series began. Niall ferguson bbc radio4 the reith lectures 19 june. Niall ferguson is an academic historian, journalist and television presenter. Stream tracks and playlists from bbc reith lectures on your desktop or mobile device. He is an intrepid thinker and is quite prepared to challenge the norms of historical research. Each year, the bbc invites a leading figure to give a series of lectures on radio.812 1006 388 576 864 1392 1290 1004 887 840 1327 8 369 1414 874 584 555 628 373 1396 36 750 1431 1347 260 717 1385 1286 303 161 91 164 1087 1219 1231 933 1424 1453