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The Romanes Lecture

The Romanes Lecture is an annual public lecture at Oxford University. The first was given in 1892 by William Gladstone. Subsequent speakers have included Theodore Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Sir Isaiah Berlin, Iris Murdoch, Edward Heath, AJP Taylor, Tony Blair and Sir Paul Nurse.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 The Limits of Science Lord Rees of Ludlow delivers the 2011 Romanes Lecture. Martin Rees 31 Jan 2012
2 Tony Blair: The Learning Habit UK Prime Minister Tony Blair delivers the 1999 Romanes lecture, explaining what the government is seeking to achieve in its programme of education reform, and how as a nation in the 21st century we can achieve a ‘learning habit’ across society. Tony Blair 13 Mar 2009
3 Gordon Brown: Science and our Economic Future UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown delivers the 2009 Romanes Lecture, arguing that investment in science and the next generation of scientists is key to the UK's future competitiveness. Gordon Brown 27 Feb 2009
4 Muhammad Yunus: A Poverty-free World? Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate and pioneer of microcredit, gave this year’s Romanes lecture on ‘A poverty-free world: When? How?’. Muhammad Yunus 08 Dec 2008