The excellent Gresham College is continuing to provide its free lectures during lockdown, via a series of live streams, and a YouTube ‘box set’.
The college has been offering free lectures to Londoners for over 400 years (in normal times, we often feature them in our London event listings) and it isn’t going to let a little like a global pandemic stop it.
While some of the planned talks have inevitably been postponed, others are going ahead via live stream, where the speakers have the capabilities to do so. These include:
- Choosing religious atrocities in Ireland (1 April)
- Musical endings (2 April)
- The future of our oceans (28 April)
See the full programme of future lectures.
If you want to swot up on epidemics and pandemics, head over to YouTube for a ‘box set’ of 12 lectures given previously by Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty (who appears in the government’s current public health adverts on TV) and British historian Richard J Evans.
There’s also the chance to watch back around 2,500 previous lectures, covering topics as diverse as mathematical myths, slavery and the City of London, and a history of the penis.
Keep up to date on the Gresham College website.