Tag: lectures

  • G√∂del, Escher, Bach Video Lectures

    Last year I pointed to MIT’s programme dedicated to Douglas Hofstadter’s¬†G√∂del, Escher, Bach‚ÄĒthe Pulitzer Prize-winning book on cognition that defies categorisation. Just to update you on GEB news; MIT have now produced a series of video lectures dedicated to the book. (6 lectures, each approx. 1 hour in length.) (I have a sort of love-hate…

  • Economics Lectures

    I was introduced to¬†Stephen Kinsella‚ÄĒJunior Lecturer in Economics at Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick‚ÄĒthrough his beautiful looking economics presentations available on SlideShare.¬†Of course, the problem with (the majority of) beautiful presentations is that they lack context and thus, without a voiceover, end up being a confusing set of beautiful pictures with scant text. Not…

  • The Future of Human Health

    In seven videos, each between 9 and 19 minutes in length, some of Stanford’s best researchers discuss cutting-edge cognitive science research. Learn about the frontiers of human health from seven of Stanford’s most innovative faculty members. Inspired by a format used at the TED Conference, each speaker delivers a highly engaging talk in just 10-20…

  • G√∂del, Escher, Bach

    On a large number of ‘best of’ or ‘books that changed my life’ lists I always spot G√∂del, Escher, Bach (GEB), the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Douglas Hofstadter. When my copy arrived at my door recently I was taken aback by this tome and realised that it was going to be a dense read that…

  • Quantum Physics Made (Relatively) Easy

    Quantum Physics Made Relatively Easy: In 1999, legendary theoretical physicist Hans Bethe delivered three lectures on quantum theory to his neighbors at the Kendal of Ithaca retirement community (near Cornell University). Given by Professor Bethe at age 93, the lectures are presented here as QuickTime videos synchronized with slides of his talking points and archival…

  • 2008 Reith Lectures – Chinese Vistas

    If you haven’t yet discovered, the 2008 Reith Lectures are currently under way over at BBC Radio 4. This year they are being held by Jonathan Spence – a specialist in Chinese history – and the first two lectures have been on the topics of Confucius and UK-China relations.

  • Online Lectures from Around the World

    I’m a huge fan of the MIT Open Courseware site. Full of great material and insightful lectures, it helped me immeasurably when I decided to brush up on my Spanish. Thanks to the hive mind over at MetaFilter, a great list has now been produced linking to similar collections around the world. Check out the…