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Annual Lectures at the University of Hertfordshire. Speakers are invited by the University of Hertfordshire's Chancellor, The Hon Marquess of Salisbury.

Chancellor's Lectures University of Hertfordshire

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Annual Lectures at the University of Hertfordshire. Speakers are invited by the University of Hertfordshire's Chancellor, The Hon Marquess of Salisbury.

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    The Human Brain: is it up to the job?

    The Human Brain: is it up to the job?

    In the second lecture in the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Chancellor's Lecture Series Professor Blakemore looks at ‘The Human Brain: is it up to the job?’

    • 1 hr 13 min
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    Power and the Pursuit of Influence

    Power and the Pursuit of Influence

    The Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield delivered the 2012 Chancellor's Lecture on 8 May 2012. Lord Hennessy is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London.

    • 1 hr 8 min
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    The Nation State: History or Not?

    The Nation State: History or Not?

    The Most Honourable The Marquess of Salisbury KCVO PC DL, Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire presented the final lecture in the 2012 Chancellor's Lecture Diamond Jubilee Series on Monday 10 December 2012.

    • 1 hr 19 min
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    The 2011 Chancellor’s Lecture

    The 2011 Chancellor’s Lecture

    The country is in need of an economic rallying cry. “Cut the deficit!” is not it. Economists have debated for generations whether the tax system should be used to change behaviour rather than just to change revenue. This lecture will argue for a tax policy not just to change revenue, or to change behaviour, but to change the culture of an entire society.

    • 1 hr 3 min
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    The 2013 Chancellor's Lecture

    The 2013 Chancellor's Lecture

    Sir Simon Robertson delivered the 2013 Chancellor's Lecture on 6 November on the topic of a sustainable future for UK advanced manufacturing.

    • 52 min
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    Rational Optimism - how prosperity evolves

    Rational Optimism - how prosperity evolves

    In the past 50 years, world population has doubled, yet lifespan has increased by 30%, child mortality has fallen by 70%, and real per capita income has trebled. Can these improvements continue in coming decades, and what is the source of innovation and prosperity? Matt Ridley, argues that the answers lie in evolutionary theory, with the exchange and combination of ideas playing a central role.

    • 57 min

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