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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

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Inigo Jones and the Architecture of Necessity - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Art & Design
The Beauty of Geometrical Curves - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
The Maths of Beauty and Symmetry - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
The Maths of Perspective in Art - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
The Maths of Proportion in Art, Design and Nature - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Business & Management
Entrepreneurship
Does Philanthropy do the Public Good? - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Risk Management
How to Measure and Manage Risk - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
5.0 (1)
Communications & Media
Film and Television
Aliens in Science Fiction - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Apes in Science Fiction - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Pornography - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Robots in Science Fiction - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Media & Journalism
Breaking Democracy: Lies, Deception and Disinformation - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Investigative Journalism: A New Global Power? - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Social Media and COVID: Fighting Disinformation - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
What Can We Learn from Fakes? - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Telecoms & Radio
GPS - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
COVID-19
Infections Which Use the Respiratory Route - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Economics
Innovators and Entrepreneurs in a Wellbeing Economy - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Natural Prosperity and the Wellbeing Economy - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
The Great Depression and ‘Embedded Liberalism’ - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
The Oil Shock and Neoliberalism - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Energy & Environment
Environmental Management
Coral Reefs in a Warming World - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Going Viral: An Environmental Activist's Story - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Preventing the Extinction of Tropical Species - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Sustainability
Europe's Search for Sustainable Security - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Nature's Numbers: Natural Capital Accounting - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
5.0 (1)
Redesigning the World in Which We Live To Put The Planet First - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
The Future of Life on Earth - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
The Universal Value of Nature - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Finance
How to Finance a Company - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Financial Analysis
How the Financial System Works - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
How to Make Financial Decisions - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
How to Value a Stock - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Financial Management
The Global Financial Crisis and Covid… What Next? - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Project Finance
How to Save and Invest - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Health & Safety
Sexually Transmitted and Intravenous Infections - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Food Safety & Hygiene
Food And Drink Borne Diseases - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Health and Social Care
Insect Vector-Borne Diseases - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
The Future of Health Globally - Free Online Lecture 1 hour Online courses
Healthcare
The Evolution of Cancer Therapy - 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.

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Gresham College

Barnards Inn, Holborn
EC1N 2HH London

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www.gresham.ac.uk

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