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Reith Lectures

The Reith Lectures is a series of annual radio lectures given by leading figures of the day, commissioned by the BBC and broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service.

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OH, people nearby Manchester: you have until tomorrow to apply for tickets for Hilary Mantel's Reith Lectures!.
HILARY MANTEL giving Reith lectures on role of imagination and the interpretation of the past in Spring 17
Interesting. John Keegan's 1998 Reith Lectures listed UN as one of "the most important institutional…
I don't want news so am instead listening to Reith lectures from 1982 (the year is irrelevant)
Finally getting to these talks by Why Do Doctors Fail? — The Reith Lectures
Michael Sandel's 2009 Reith Lecture on Genetics and Morality is quite the listen. . [Again, the Reith Lectures are a treasure.]
Listening through Grayson Perry's Reith Lectures again. Fascinating person with a wonderful world view.
A bit late but I have finally got on to Grayson Perry's Reith Lectures .
With the Reith Lectures back on today's features the first-ever Reith Lecturer - phi…
His Reith lectures were brilliant and well worth downloading
Next Thursday, we publish BBC Reith Lectures, introduced & annotated by
The Reith Lectures, Professor Stephen Hawking: Black Holes, Black holes ain't as black as they are painted.
The Reith Lectures, Professor Stephen Hawking: Black Holes, Do black holes have no hair?
You've heard of the Reith Lectures? Well this is nothing like that from
A home-craft-hobbies book recommendation: Playing to the Gallery: Reith Lectures 2013; Audio Theater by..., more at:
well yes and the Reith lectures but it's caught the American imagination- hope week does for UK
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you can listen to Said's BBC Reith lectures on the topic online as well...
.Very similar point made by in his 2014 Reith Lectures...
As Edward Said said in the Reith Lectures how do intellectuals speak truth to power?
Sue Lawley there sounding lovely. R4. Reith Lectures... with Prof Stephen Hawking (and Lawley.) This is a world I am happy in.
This year’s Reith Lectures are presented by Stephen Hawking, on the subject of black holes
There has to be a release of this savagery, Hence; large sporting events.
. Bertrand addresses our 50,000 year old brain in the first of the Reith lectures from 1948.
Check out the 2012 Reith lectures in BBC radio iPlayer. You'll see what I mean...
Indeed. Have you listened to his Reith Lectures? Fascinating. And so many lessons for education.
His Reith Lectures were also excellent. Haven’t read the book yet but pretty sure they were based on it.
Can't tell you too much - gotta listen to the first 3 out of 4 Reith Lectures with Grayson Perry:
Just discovered that, since Dec 2013, I have accidentally downloaded 254 episodes of the Reith Lectures. It's no wonder my laptop is full!
drag yourself away from your keyboard and search the BBC Radio Archives you might learn some wit and wisdom, try Reith Lectures.
More news from thing. Miles Jupp new host of News Quiz. Stephen Hawking for Reith Lectures. Nicholas Parsons wears a cravat.
Absolutely essential listening for those interested in healthcare systems
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Here is Atul Gawande giving 3 Reith Lectures earlier in the year
I just worked my way through Grayson Perry's 2013 BBC Reith lectures (no, really...)
Does more transparency really lead to more trust? Onora O'Neill
Something I recently saw an excellent Reith Lectures in Don t believe they.
NP. Similar angle that Niall Ferguson took in his Reith lectures a couple of years ago.
I didn't see his TV series but his Reith lectures on the radio the other year were terrific. I think he's fascinating.
Grayson Perry's first Reith Lectures was extremely interesting, and quite funny on this. Democracy has bad taste.
Grayson Perry’s Reith Lectures from last year v are good.
What people want in art: "nice landscapes...mainly blue". Enjoying Grayson Perry's Reith Lectures from 2013 this week
"Many scientists are atheists. Even so, religion itself is open to scientific study and Professor Jones will discuss what science can tell us about how it may have begun. Science has no insight into its mysteries, myths and parables, but shows that from the beginning, economics has driven belief." Steve Jones is Professor of Genetics at UCL, former Head of the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He is also a regular science columnist for The Telegraph, author of many prize-winning books on biology including 'The Language of the Genes' (on which he gave the BBC Reith Lectures) and 'The Serpent's Promise: The Bible Retold as Science', a frequent presence on TV and radio, and recipient of the Royal Society's Michael Faraday Prize for "excellence in communicating science". This talk will be FREE for members and non-members, so please come along!
Grayson Perry’s Reith Lectures: Who decides what makes art good? - via
Finally listening to Grayson Perry's Reith Lectures - looking forward to them.
If you look through the Reith Lectures you'll find Robert Oppenheimer, Michael Sandel, Aung San Suu Kyi and Grayson Perry too.
Surgeon and writer Atul Gawande will deliver this years BBC Reith Lectures, to be grouped under the title The Future of Medicine.
During his Reith Lectures on BBC Radio 4, Grayson Perry said “if it is in a gallery it is art” -but what if it’s not? …
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yes! New series just started! Grayson Perry's Radio 4 Reith Lectures are also great if you haven't already heard
“…like art has exploded and the dust has just settled into every single piece of culture.”. — Grayson Perry, Reith Lectures, 2013
“I find it quite arrogant the idea that you just point at something and say “That’s art”. — Grayson Perry, Reith Lectures, 2013
Several decades ago, at the height of the cold war, George Kennan, a leading American foreign policy strategist invited to give the Reith Lectures, informed his audience: "There is, let me assure you, nothing in nature more egocentric than embattled democracy. It soon becomes the victim of its own propaganda. It then tends to attach to its own cause an absolute value which distorts its own vision … Its enemy becomes the embodiment of all evil. Its own side is the centre of all virtue."
The BBC announced its search for more female presenters – though no one could have bettered Grayson Perry's Reith Lectures, writes Miranda Sawyer
In his chapter on "Pilgrimage to Nonviolence" Martin Luther King gave a notably multi-faceted account of the various considerations, experiences and influences that constituted his "intellectual odyssey to nonviolence". By 1954 this had led to the intellectual conviction that "nonviolent resistance was one of the most potent weapons available to oppressed people in their quest for social justice."[9] In one of her BBC Reith Lectures, first broadcast in July 2011, Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy campaigner, stated: "Gandhi’s teachings on non-violent civil resistance and the way in which he had put his theories into practice have become part of the working manual of those who would change authoritarian administrations through peaceful means.
Finally catching up with the Reith Lectures podcast. Grayson Perry on value of art. Funny and informative:
You've listened to the recent Reith Lectures, yes?
...to his Reith lectures from a couple months back if she hasnt, very good, all on the BBC website.
Grayson Perry's Reith lectures. If you havent already heard them get them all on iplayer.
Finally getting round to listening to Grayson's Reith lectures today. Sweet music to my ears...
Now seems like a good time to listen to Searle's Reith Lectures
re-listening to Grayson Perry's Reith Lectures. They're even better second time round
The Grayson Perry Reith Lectures on the "Art World" are all worth listening to, and available to download
For Reith Lectures download podcast app from BBC and get them from there! Perry is wonderful!
A boring admin day means I can finally catch up on the Reith lectures whilst I work out just how little money I have.
Enjoying listening to Grayson Perry's Reith lectures on art on my commute.
The BBC Reith archive podcast has been updated to add in the 2012 lectures. Yes!
'Democracy Has Bad Taste' Grayson Perry's Reith Lectures are well worth your time
If you've not heard them yet, these are well worth a listen.The Reith Lectures: Grayson Perry
If you've not already heard them, Grayson Perry's Reith Lectures are very engaging. MP3s here:
his Reith lectures brought to life a subject i normally find pretty dull... the man knows how to connect with an audience
Grayson Perry's set of 4 Reith lectures entitled "Playing to the Gallery" at
says decisions he made on publishing Snowden leaks meet the journalistic tests he set out in his Reith lectures in 2011
Finally got round to listening to Grayson Perry's Reith lectures. So good.
Lucky you! His Reith lectures on radio 4 were brillaint...
Listen to this! The Reith Lectures, Grayson Perry on contemporary art. Insightful, witty, thought-provoking
same here. Did you listen to his Reith Lectures for Radio 4? Worth downloading.
Listen to Grayson Perry' s Reith lectures to get nearer to inderstanding the prize.
Really enjoying Grayson Perry's Reith Lectures on the Art World - both cynical and optimistic, an interesting listen.
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Delivering this year's Reith Lectures — the first contemporary artist to do so — the media-friendly transvesti...
After Grayson Perry's Reith Lectures, this Guardian piece on 'Its ok to be bored by classical music' is slight.
"Art will always be tied to money by an umbilical cord of gold" - Finally listening to Grayson Perry's Reith Lectures
You've probably listened already but if not - Grayson Perry's Reith lectures on the Art World are bloody great!.
For anyone that hasn't listened to Grayson Perry's Reith Lectures yet
have you caught the Reith Lectures with Grayson Perry? his talk was fantastic
the Reith Lectures are worth it if they're still available :)
The Reith lectures? I think they're all on YouTube. Well worth catching.
Just going from GI Joe: Retaliation to the Reith Lectures... totally PoMo ***
Chelmsford boy to deliver Reith Lectures! No, not me, Grayson Perry. Should be good.
have u heard of the Harvard prof Michael Sandel? His Reith Lectures on the perils of...1/2
is reading "Justice - what's the right thing to do" by Michael Sandel of Harvard and Reith Lectures fame. I recommend this book.
BBC Reith Lectures: Power and Dignity - "the power that is unleashed by nature's forces, however destructive or devastating, never humiliates or degrades, but that exercised by one human being over another, or by a section of humanity over another, is the very expression of contempt, humiliation, and disdain." Wole Soyinka.
Download the 1958 Reith Lectures by astronomer and physicist Sir Bernard Lovell: [
Hello. Do you have opinions about Niall Ferguson and his Reith Lectures? I'd be interested to hear.
The military historian Sir John Keegan has died. He gave the Reith Lectures in 1998, titled War in Our World. Download:
Do not underestimate the sheer relish of those who seek to dominate! Wole Soyinka The climate of Fear 2004 BBC Reith Lectures
Quick. Someone stick a blast-beat over Niall Ferguson's Reith Lectures! (sometimes I'll work out to NSBM but just through talking, this hatefully thick, neo-liberal *** s had me burn off more than the day's whole calorie intake) See also; spin class with Ayn Rand
Not a big Niall Ferguson fan but his Reith Lectures this year are a great listen -
"Radio 4 - Reith Lectures, Niall Ferguson:The Darwinian Economy sagacious and so clear.
Listening to Reith Lectures (Reith: Niall Ferguson: The Rule of Law and its Enemies 1 19 JUN 2012)
The economic historian Professor Niall Ferguson presents the 2012 BBC Reith Lectures, titled The Rule of Law and Its Enemies. Across four programmes he explores the role of man-made institutions on global economic growth and democracy, referencing the global economic crisis and financial regulation,...
This is an edited extract from the first of Prof Niall Ferguson’s four Reith Lectures.
The renowned British economic historian Niall Ferguson is to present the BBC's 2012 Reith Lectures, in a series titled 'The Rule of La
Climate Of Fear. Wole Soyinka's BBC Radio 4 2004 Reith Lectures. A fresh & compelling take on what binds terrorists and world leaders
Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy party has won a landslide victory in Burma. Listen to her Reith Lectures from 2011 -
If you enjoyed the Michael Sandel's The Public Philosopher, you can also download his 2009 Reith Lectures:
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