About the Lecture Series
Gresham College are hosting a politics lecture series from October 2023 - June 2024.
The lecture series will explore the vocabulary used in ancient Greek political ideas. All lectures will be hosted by Professor Melissa Lane from Princeton University.
Ancient Greek Ideas of Justice
Thursday 11th January 2024, 18:00 BST
Professor Melissa Lane will explore ancient Greek aspirations to justice.
Ancient Greek Ideas of Equality under the Law
Thursday 7th March 2024, 18:00 BST
Professor Melissa Lane will discuss how the value of equality depends on what standard is chosen.
Democracy: Ancient Models, Modern Challenges
Thursday 14th March 2024, 18:00 BST
Professor Melissa Lane will issues of accountability in ancient democracy.
Experts in Politics: Lessons from Socrates and Aristotle
Thursday 30th May 2024, 18:00 BST
Professor Melissa Lane will consider experts roles in contributing to public debate in a democracy.
Plato's Cave: Thinking about Climate Change
Thursday 13th June 2024, 18:00 BST
Professor Melissa Lane will discuss whether we are trapping ourselves in a modern version of Plato's cave and clinging to our current way of life.
Previous lectures from this series
Plato and the Idea of Political Office
Thursday 19th October 2023, 18:00 BST
Professor Melissa Lane will present you with a new way of understanding the roles of officeholders and the ethical demands that come with them.