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Each year since 1959, the ABC has sparked conversation about critical ideas with the Boyer Lectures. The 2020 Boyer Lecture series is called 'Rebooting Australia: How ethical entrepreneurs can help shape a better future' and is presented by philanthropist and business leader Dr Andrew Forrest AO.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 120 Ratings

Each year since 1959, the ABC has sparked conversation about critical ideas with the Boyer Lectures. The 2020 Boyer Lecture series is called 'Rebooting Australia: How ethical entrepreneurs can help shape a better future' and is presented by philanthropist and business leader Dr Andrew Forrest AO.

    04| Soul of the Age - Imaginary Forces with John Bell

    04| Soul of the Age - Imaginary Forces with John Bell

    In this fourth and final lecture, John Bell discusses how William Shakespeare imagined a different world and encouraged his audience to do the same.

    • 28 min
    03| Soul of the Age - Shakespeare's Women with John Bell

    03| Soul of the Age - Shakespeare's Women with John Bell

    In this third lecture of the Boyer series, John Bell discusses Shakespeare's Women and how through his female characters he imagined a better world.

    • 26 min
    02| Soul of the Age - Order vs Chaos with John Bell

    02| Soul of the Age - Order vs Chaos with John Bell

    In this second lecture of the Boyer series, John Bell discusses what Shakespeare can teach us about governance, about politics and power.

    • 28 min
    01| Soul of the Age - Life lessons from Shakespeare with John Bell

    01| Soul of the Age - Life lessons from Shakespeare with John Bell

    In the first lecture of the 2021 Boyer series, John Bell opens our eyes and our ears to how relevant William Shakespeare is in today's world and what he can teach us through his own observations from four hundred years ago.

    • 28 min
    03 | The economics of inequality

    03 | The economics of inequality

    In the third Boyer lecture, Dr Andrew Forrest discusses how inequality manifests in our modern capitalist system — through intergenerational dependence on welfare, lack of access to finance, a lack of policy focus on early childhood development in vulnerable communities and through modern slavery.

    • 31 min
    02 | Lighting up our ocean

    02 | Lighting up our ocean

    In the second of his 2020 Boyer Lectures, Andrew Forrest mounts a passionate defence of our oceans. Dr Forrest argues the key issues facing our oceans — deoxygenation, overfishing and plastic pollution — are our fault, and it's us who must fix them. He says it's philanthropic and government interventions, at a scale not yet seen, that will save our seas.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

Splinterwinter ,

Boyer Lectures

Should be required listening for all students, inspirational fascinating and wonderfully presented.

Tigers84 ,

Boyer lectures have lost their way

I’ve always been a huge fan of the Boyer Lectures but am bitterly disappointed they have provided advertisement noise in the form of a lecture to Andrew Forrest in the most recent episodes. His condescending, patronising dictations are gross!

Sikomotto ,

Life changing

Boyer lectures is a must, they can change lives, they open new horizons, they are life changing podcasts.

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