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Politics Lecture Series



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.


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.


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.





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