Templeton Lectures

  • 2013: Margaret Wertheim: We Are All Corals Now: A meditation on art, science and collectivity in the age of global warming
  • 2012: Anton Zeilinger: The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: From Einstein’s critique to quantum communication and quantum computation
  • 2011: Joe LeDoux: The Emotional Brain. [Video now on Slow TV]
  • 2010: Frans de Waal: Is man a wolf to man? Morality and the social behaviour of our fellow primates
  • 2010: David Sloan Wilson: Evolving the city: using evolution to understand and improve the human condition Charles Birch Memorial Templeton Lecture.
  • 2009: Sean Carroll: The Origin of the Universe and the Arrow of Time [Video now on TED]
  • 2008: Lawrence Krauss: Life, The Universe, and Nothing: Life and Death in an Ever-Expanding Universe
  • 2007: Jack Copeland: Alan Turing and the Curious Birth of Artificial Intelligence
  • 2006: Jorgen Randers: Global Collapse - Fact or Fiction?
  • 2005: Jill Tarter: Seeking Extraterrestrial Physics and Intelligence During the International Year of Physics
  • 2004: Ian Lowe: Values for Sustainable Futures
  • 2003: Vandana Shiva: Beyond Corporate Globalisation; Towards Global Democracy
  • 2002: Richard Butler: Science, Weapons, Politics: The Ethics, The Hard Choices?
  • 2001: Lord Robert May: Science Advice, Policy Making, And Public Trust
  • 2000: Philip Kitcher: Creating Perfect People? The Genetic Revolution and Human Possibilities
  • 1999: Paul Ehrlich: Ethics and Environmental Crises
  • 1998: Tim Flannery: 'Australia Unlimited' or Meganesian Legacy: What Future for Australia?
  • 1997: Richard Lewontin: Biology as a Social Weapon
  • 1996: Evelyn Fox Keller: Gender Language and Science
  • 1995: Barrie Pittock: How 'dangerous' is climate change?
  • 1994: Margaret Boden: Creativity: Inspiration, Intuition or Illusion?
  • 1993: Stephen Boyden: Nature, Culture and the Future
  • 1992: John Cobb: The Cosmos and God
  • 1991: Paul Davies: The Birth of the Cosmos