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The Reith Lectures used to have a lofty, high-brow reputation. But don’t let that old-fashioned view put you off: there’s something here for everyone.
If you’ve never heard a Reith Lecture, this is what you’ll get: a presentation which is a bit longer than a TED talk, followed by a lively question-and-answer session where the lecturers have no idea what they’re going to be asked. It’s often in these exchanges that you really hear the lecturers show their expertise, wisdom and wit.