Welcome to the Madingley Lectures
A series of free public lectures given by leading authorities in their fields
The Madingley Lectures take place at Madingley Hall, home of the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE). The lectures complement the Madingley Concert series, and are an important part of ICE's commitment to public engagement.
Booking is advised as places are limited.
The 2013/14 programme of lectures will be announced shortly.
Videos of many of the previous Madingley Lectures are now available to watch online.
View them using the links below, or subscribe to Madingley Lectures on iTunes U.
Life in the cosmos – 10 January 2011
Lord Rees, Astronomer Royal and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge
Armageddon and faith: a survivor's meditation on the Blitz – 19 February 2011
Dr Francis Warner, Honorary Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge
Dambusters and the engineering behind the bouncing bomb – 14 March 2011
Dr Hugh Hunt, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge
Communicating risk and uncertainty – 3 May 2011
Professor David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk, University of Cambridge
Politics of heritage, 1997-2011 – 14 July 2011
Dr Simon Thurley, Chief Executive, English Heritage
Playing God: who should regulate reproductive medicine? – 3 October 2011
Baroness Deech, Chair of the Bar Standards Board
Challenges of global health – 24 November 2011
Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
Victorian desire and the classical body – 30 January 2012
Professor Simon Goldhill, Director of the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge
The justice and imperative of girls' education in Africa – 5 March 2012
Ann Cotton OBE, Founder and Executive Director of Camfed International
How might we protect the wages of the weak? – 20 June 2012
Professor William Brown, Montague Burton Professor of Industrial Relations, University of Cambridge
Nature's glass: half-full or half-empty? – 8 October 2012
Professor Andrew Balmford, Professor of Conservation Science, University of Cambridge
The science of philosophy – 19 November 2012
Professor Colin McGinn, Professor of Philosophy, University of Miami, USA
Historian as detective: the search for Darwin's predecessors – 18 February 2013, 7pm
Professor Rebecca Stott, Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia
A slice of Raspberry Pi – 7 May 2013, 7pm
Dr Eben Upton, Founder, Raspberry Pi Foundation
Quantum writing: literature and the world of numbers – 13 June 2013, 7pm
Professor Steven Connor, Grace 2 Professor of English, University of Cambridge
If you have any questions about the lectures in the series, contact Lisa Hitch on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01223 746212.
The shield at the top of this page depicts the arms of the Harding family, who restored Madingley Hall between 1905 and 1910.