The annual Reith Lectures are once again underway on BBC Radio 4. This year the guest speaker is economic historian Niall Ferguson who shares his views on how institutions determine the success of failure of nations. If you missed the first lecture listen to the podcast now or view the transcript at the link above.
An archive of the lecture series from it’s beginning in 1948 to date is also available - a total of 240 programmes covering a wide range of contemporary topics including sustainable development, foreign policy, terror legislation and challenges to scientific developments.
Read more from Niall Ferguson by searching the library catalogue and finding other works by him including Empire: How Britain Made the World and Colossus: the Rise and Fall of the American Empire.