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Reith Lectures 2011: Reith Responses - Dissent As Vocation

In response to the 2011 Reith Lectures, our experts explore the idea of dissent as a calling - and how far new technology has inspired and shaped the Arab Spring.

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From technology to politics, and much in between, explore all our Reith Lectures.

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Gazing into the future

Professor of Ecology, Jonathan Silvertown, discusses science in an uncertain world, and the difficulties of predicting the future when life is so complicated.

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Bodies of knowledge

Senior lecturer Deborah Brunton turns back the clock and reveals the scientific advances 100 years ago that have helped shape the way we fight disease today.

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OU on the BBC: Reith Lectures 2010: Scientific Horizons

Professor Martin Rees, cosmologist and astrophysicist, presents this year's Reith Lectures, which explore the limits and role of science as a common culture.

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OU on the BBC: Reith Lectures 2009: A New Citizenship

Michael Sandel, Harvard Professor of Government, delivers this year's Reith Lectures, taking as his subject the prospects of a new politics of the common good.

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Point for debate - Lecture 2

An anonymous guest joined in the community and expressed disappointment at the approach of Jonathan Spence to delivering the second of the 2008 Reith Lectures.

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Reith Lectures 2009: A New Citizenship - Morality in politics

In the second of the 2009 Reith Lectures, Michael Sandel considers whether there is a role for moral argument in politics and maintains that it is not always possible, or desirable, to decide public questions while being neutral on moral questions in Morality in Politics

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Reith Lectures 2009: A New Citizenship - Genetics and morals

The third of the 2009 Reith Lectures tackles the debate over genetic engineering which, says Michael Sandel, requires us to rethink the proper stance of human beings toward nature, and toward the given world: Genetics and Morals

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Reith Lectures 2009: A New Citizenship - New politics of the common good

In the fourth and final 2009 Reith lecture, Michael Sandel asks, “What would a moral and civic renewal of contemporary democratic politics look like?” He calls for a reinvigoration of public discourse with an approach to politics where we think of ourselves less as consumers and more as citizens, in New Politics of the Common Good

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Reith Lectures 2009: A New Citizenship - Markets and morals

In the first of the 2009 Reith lectures, Michael Sandel asks, “What are the moral limits of markets?” and considers whether there are some things that money can’t, or shouldn’t, buy in Markets and Morals

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OU on the BBC: Reith Lectures 2008: Chinese Vistas

Jonathan Spence shares his visions of China - and what this might tell us about the future.

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