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Gresham College was London’s first institute of higher education when it was founded in 1597 by Sir Thomas Gresham. Unusually for the time, Gresham lectures were free and given in both English and Latin – where most other higher education of the period was in Latin only – making it accessible to anyone who had the time to attend. It has been providing free education to the public ever since.

This year we will have some 130 free public lectures in Astronomy, Environment, Business/ Finance, History, Information Technology, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Media, Medicine, Music, Neuroscience, Politics and Religion. We also have an archive of 2,500 lectures you can watch now on our website and on YouTube.

We live stream all our lectures online so you can attend online or in person.

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Founded in 1597 by Sir Thomas Gresham’s will, Gresham College is London’s first institute of higher education providing free public lectures.

130 free lectures delivered every year including subjects from the original 7 professorships: Astronomy, Divinity (Religion), Geometry (Maths), Law, Music, Physic (Medicine), and Rhetoric.

Archive of over 2,500 lectures you can watch on our website or YouTube channel.

Courses

Professional Training
Architecture Length Price Location Reviews
Inigo Jones and the Architecture of Necessity 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Art & Design
The Beauty of Geometrical Curves 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
The Maths of Beauty and Symmetry 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
The Maths of Perspective in Art 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
The Maths of Proportion in Art, Design and Nature 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Business & Management
Entrepreneurship
Does Philanthropy do the Public Good? 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Risk Management
How to Measure and Manage Risk 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Communications & Media
Film and Television
Aliens in Science Fiction 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Apes in Science Fiction 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Pornography 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Robots in Science Fiction 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Media & Journalism
Breaking Democracy: Lies, Deception and Disinformation 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Investigative Journalism: A New Global Power? 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Social Media and COVID: Fighting Disinformation 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
What Can We Learn from Fakes? 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Telecoms & Radio
GPS 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
COVID-19
Infections Which Use the Respiratory Route 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Economics
Innovators and Entrepreneurs in a Wellbeing Economy 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Natural Prosperity and the Wellbeing Economy 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
The Great Depression and ‘Embedded Liberalism’ 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
The Oil Shock and Neoliberalism 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Energy & Environment
Environmental Management
Coral Reefs in a Warming World 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Going Viral: An Environmental Activist's Story 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Preventing the Extinction of Tropical Species 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Sustainability
Europe's Search for Sustainable Security 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Nature's Numbers: Natural Capital Accounting 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Redesigning the World in Which We Live To Put The Planet First 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
The Future of Life on Earth 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
The Universal Value of Nature 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Finance
How to Finance a Company 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Financial Analysis
How the Financial System Works 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
How to Make Financial Decisions 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
How to Value a Stock 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Financial Management
The Global Financial Crisis and Covid… What Next? 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Project Finance
How to Save and Invest 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Health & Safety
Sexually Transmitted and Intravenous Infections 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Food Safety & Hygiene
Food And Drink Borne Diseases 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Health and Social Care
Averting the Insect Apocalypse 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
Insect Vector-Borne Diseases 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses
The Future of Health Globally 1 hour From 0 GBP Online courses

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Why choose Gresham College

From the sciences to humanities to the arts, Gresham College has 130 free lectures in Astronomy, Environment, Business/ Finance, History, Information Technology, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Media, Medicine, Music, Neuroscience, Politics and Religion. Watch online or attend in person for the love of learning and/or development of your academic and professional career.

Videos

In this lecture, Professor Chris Whitty will explain how vaccines came to play such a central role in healthcare, and the role they serve today in tackling an increasing range of diseases, including new threats like Covid and old foes like cancer.

     

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Gresham College

Barnards Inn, Holborn
EC1N 2HH London

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