Saturday, March 11, 2006

Take in a talk (or ten) at The Royal Society

For when you can't make it to Britain, The Royal Society's video and audio library is an academic gold mine of lectures and podcasts. The talks feature some of the world's greatest minds on a wide variety of topics. So far I've checked out Jared Diamond's lecture (ie author of Gun, Germs and Steel, and Collapse). The talk was excellent but an especially unique aspect of the lecture was listening in on the question period at the end to hear a diverse crowd of intellectuals throw around their own opinions and ideas. Definitely worth the listen...can't wait to check out the rest. So many mouth-watering topics, my nerdy little brain doesn't even know where to start