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Gresham College

Gresham College was London’s first institute of higher education when it was founded in 1597 by Sir Thomas Gresham. Unusually for the time, Gresham lectures were free and given in both English and Latin – where most other higher education of the period was in Latin only – making it accessible to anyone who had the time to attend. It has been providing free education to the public ever since.

This year we will have some 130 free public lectures in Astronomy, Environment, Business/ Finance, History, Information Technology, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Media, Medicine, Music, Neuroscience, Politics and Religion. We also have an archive of 2,500 lectures you can watch now on our website and on YouTube.

We live stream all our lectures online so you can attend online or in person.

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Founded in 1597 by Sir Thomas Gresham’s will, Gresham College is London’s first institute of higher education providing free public lectures.

130 free lectures delivered every year including subjects from the original 7 professorships: Astronomy, Divinity (Religion), Geometry (Maths), Law, Music, Physic (Medicine), and Rhetoric.

Archive of over 2,500 lectures you can watch on our website or YouTube channel.

Courses

Courses Length Price Location Reviews
Abstinence - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Aliens in Science Fiction - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Ancient Greek and Roman Libraries - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
5.0 (1)
Apes in Science Fiction - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Atomic Universe - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Attacks on Knowledge from Ashurbanipal to Trump - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Averting the Insect Apocalypse - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Bernini and The Remaking of Rome - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Blacks Britannica: Diversity in Medieval and Early Modern England - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Breaking Democracy: Lies, Deception and Disinformation - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Brexit: What Have We Learned So Far? - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
5.0 (1)
Cellular Phones - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Children and Consent to Medical Treatment - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Christmas Carols and Nostalgia - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Coincidences - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Compression - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Coral Reefs in a Warming World - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Does Philanthropy do the Public Good? - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Early Protestant Missions to Jews, Muslims and Pagans: A Dangerous Model - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Early Protestant Missions to the Americas - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Early Universe - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Einstein’s Blunder - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
5.0 (1)
Error Control Coding - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Europe's Search for Sustainable Security - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Exploring the Deep Sea - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Food And Drink Borne Diseases - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Free Thinking and the Rule of Law - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Freezing Eggs and Delaying Fertility: Law, Ethics and Society - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Going Global: James I and the Wider World - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Going Viral: An Environmental Activist's Story - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
GPS - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Holocaust History Under Siege - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
How can Music be “Socialist Realist”? - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
How Genetic Adaptation Helped Humans Colonise the Globe - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
How Protestant Missionaries Encountered Slavery - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
How the Financial System Works - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
How to Finance a Company - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
How to Make Financial Decisions - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
How to Measure and Manage Risk - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
5.0 (1)
How to Save and Invest - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses

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Why choose Gresham College

From the sciences to humanities to the arts, Gresham College has 130 free lectures in Astronomy, Environment, Business/ Finance, History, Information Technology, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Media, Medicine, Music, Neuroscience, Politics and Religion. Watch online or attend in person for the love of learning and/or development of your academic and professional career.

Reviews

Average rating 5

Based on 7 reviews.

Anonymous
The most fascinating, wonderfully clear and informative presentation. A wonderful introduction to the subject
Anonymous
Thank you, fantastic lecture, as always with Dr. Hall.
Anonymous
An impressive amount of Historical research must have gone into this talk.

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Gresham College

Barnards Inn, Holborn
EC1N 2HH London

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www.gresham.ac.uk

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