The Richard Dimbleby Lecture


April 4, 2017

Expired 4.0 18 x
John O Brennan, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, delivers the 2017 Richard Dimbleby Lecture. During his directorship, he was responsible for leading and managing intelligence collection, analysis, covert action and counterintelligence. He uses his extensive experience to assess the future prospects of security, stability and disruption in this time of global turbulence and challenge. Introduced by Jonathan Dimbleby.
Episodes 2016

March 16, 2016

Expired 3.0 5 x
Gregory Doran, artistic director of the RSC, who has been described as one of the 'great Shakespearians of his generation', delivers the 2016 Richard Dimbleby Lecture. Four hundred years after Shakespeare's death, Gregory reflects on the impact and resonance Shakespeare still has in the contemporary world.
Episodes 2015


Expired 3.0 6 x
Martha Lane Fox, founder of, digital pioneer, baroness and chancellor of the Open University, delivers this year's Richard Dimbleby Lecture. She will challenge us all - leaders, legislators, and users - to understand the internet more deeply and to be curious and critical in our digital lives in order to tackle the most complex issues facing our society.
Episodes 2014


3.0 18 x
Christine Lagarde explains her thinking on the challenges facing the global economy.
Episodes 2013

Bill Gates: The Impatient Optimist

3.0 11 x
Philanthropist Bill Gates explains his optimism for a world free of polio.