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13 April 2009

Attend a free lecture at Gresham College

Gresham College, in Holborn, was founded in 1597 by Sir Thomas Gresham, pictured below, the son of the Lord Mayor of London. Unusually for an educational establishment, however, it provides no qualifications and has no students.

Instead, the college, supported by the City of London Corporation, exists to provide free academic lectures to all who wish to attend and has a number of afiliated academics who add to the broad range of topics on offer, which include the medieval educational canon of Divinity, Music, Astronomy, Geometry, Medicine, Law and Rhetoric, as well as Commerce.

The lectures are either at lunchtime or after work and upcoming lectures include one on the promotion of happiness by Government, one on genetics, and one on the presidency of George W Bush.

Lectures almost all take place at the 14th Century Barnard's Inn Hall, in Holborn. For more information, visit the website at http://www.gresham.ac.uk/

Click here to see the location on a map.

^Picture of the college founder, Sir Thomas Gresham from Wikipedia under Wikimedia Commons^

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