Why did so many European luminaries who had lived through the
turmoil of the French Revolution turn to Scotland as a state that
might represent a model for the future of the world? In this
Inaugural Lecture, Professor Richard Whatmore explains why so many
figures at the end of the eighteenth century felt that...
Are people’s characters and the values that shape them thought
to be stable in terms of what we may judge to be virtuous or
vicious performances across time and place? If this was the case,
should we today not be able to emulate those of the past in their
best practices? In this lecture, Janet Coleman charts a...