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De Beers New Year Reception

18 January 2016

New Year Reception 2016: Engineering forever

Philippe Mellier, CEO of De Beers Group, talks about the role that innovative engineering plays in the modern diamond industry.

New Year Reception 2015: Flights of the Future

14 January 2015

New Year Reception 2015: Flights of the Future

NATS Chief Executive, Richard Deakin, takes passengers on board a flight of the future for a journey into the world of air traffic control

New Year Reception 2014: The used car test

13 January 2014

New Year Reception 2014: The used car test

John F Kennedy's campaign against Richard Nixon posed this question to voters - would you buy a used car from this man? Daniel Finkelstein explains what politicians do to pass this test and the rules they have to observe

New Year Reception 2013

21 January 2013

New Year Reception 2013

John Linwood’s talk goes behind the scenes at the BBC and explains the secrets behind television, radio and online programming

Vodafone Lecture Series: Mobile phones, society and interconnectivity

28 November 2012

Vodafone Lecture Series: Mobile phones, society and interconnectivity

The mobile phone is now a platform of choice for many types of communication, lifestyle, commercial and leisure activities. In some parts of the world it represents a multi-leapfrog technology where there is no previous banking, phone, social change, or marketing infrastructure

Vodafone Lecture: Social media and Arab Spring revolutions

05 July 2012

Vodafone Lecture: Social media and Arab Spring revolutions

Dr Tarek Elabbady of Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Labs in Cairo explains communications technologies used during and after the Arab Spring Revolutions

Vodafone Lecture: How mobile phones promote economic development

27 February 2012

Vodafone Lecture: How mobile phones promote economic development

Tom Standage, Digital Editor, The Economist, examines how mobile phones promote economic growth and considers the prospects for mobile money

New Year Reception 2012

16 January 2012

New Year Reception 2012

General Sir Peter Wall HonFreng, Chief of the General Staff, Ministry of Defence, analyses the contributions military engineering has made to intervention operations and post-conflict stabilisation and reconstruction

New Year Reception 2011

17 January 2011

New Year Reception 2011

Professor Sir Richard Feachem KBE CBE FREng delivers a lecture on ‘Reengineering aid: a bold agenda for the 21st century’