The Reith Lectures

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Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC's flagship annual lecture series. This year, Stuart Russell explores the future of AI and asks: how can we get it right?

What We'll Never Know June 15, 2010
Professor Martin Rees explains where the limits of our scientific knowledge lie.
Surviving the Century June 8, 2010
Does science have the answers to help us save our planet?
Astronomer Royal Martin Rees explores the challenges facing science in the 21st century. Can we survive this century or will we destroy ourselves through bio-error or bio-terror? Professor Rees looks at the problems and explores some of the solutions science can provide.
Surviving the Century June 8, 2010
Does science have the answers to help us save our planet?
The Scientific Citizen June 1, 2010
Prof Martin Rees asks who we should trust to explain the risks we face.
Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, explores the challenges facing science in the 21st century. After the confusion caused by Iceland’s volcanic ash cloud and public health scares like swine flu, Professor Rees says scientists should get more involved in public debate. He calls on scientists from every field to engage more …
The Scientific Citizen June 1, 2010
Prof Martin Rees asks who we should trust to explain the risks we face.
Professor Sandel makes the case for a moral and civic renewal in democratic politics.
Professor Sandel makes the case for a moral and civic renewal in democratic politics.
Genetics and Morality June 23, 2009
Professor Sandel considers how we should use our ever-increasing scientific knowledge.
Genetics and Morality June 23, 2009
Professor Sandel considers how we should use our ever-increasing scientific knowledge.
Morality in Politics June 16, 2009
Michael Sandel asks what role, if any, there is for moral argument in politics.
Morality in Politics June 16, 2009
Michael Sandel asks what role, if any, there is for moral argument in politics.
Markets and Morals June 9, 2009
Prof Michael Sandel considers the expansion and moral limits of markets.
Markets and Morals June 9, 2009
Prof Michael Sandel considers the expansion and moral limits of markets.
The Body Beautiful June 24, 2008
Spence discusses how Chinese ideas of sport and athleticism have slowly evolved.
The Body Beautiful June 24, 2008
Spence discusses how Chinese ideas of sport and athleticism have slowly evolved.
American Dreams June 17, 2008
Spence explores the relationship between China and the US over two centuries.
American Dreams June 17, 2008
Spence explores the relationship between China and the US over two centuries.
English Lessons June 10, 2008
Spence examines China's relations with the United Kingdom through three centuries.