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Public lecture


​Gresham College
Barnard's Inn Hall
London EC1N 2HH

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​Gresham College has provided free public lectures for over 400 years

With over 100 free lectures each year, London's oldest Higher Education Institution offers lectures and a number of events in art, architecture, literature, business, history (especially London), IT, law, mathematics, science, music and religion.

All lectures and events

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Exercise your mind with free public lectures from leading academics

The lectures are open to all on a first-come first-served basis however, for special events you may need to book in advance. Past lecturers include luminaries like Bill Bryson, Dr Jenny Uglow, and Sir Isaac Newton.

Lectures are put online and today we have an archive of 2,000+ with nearly 4 million views a year.

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The College, founded in 1597, is an independent institution, with the Lord Mayor as its President. The City of London Corporation supports Gresham College as Trustees of the Will of Sir Thomas Gresham.