In Defence of the Lecture

"A lecture (from the French lecture, meaning reading) is an oral presentation intended to present information or teach people about a particular subject" is how the Wikipedia page on the Lecture begins. The format, so common in Higher Education (and dating potentially to the mid 14th century) tends to bring with it strong emotion, often negative. It doesn't and shouldn't be …

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Lectures: a much-maligned format which can be truly inspirational

I love a good lecture. You know when you've been in a good one, because you come out buzzing, your head full of ideas, motivated, inspired, with clarity and certainty. You also know when you've been in a bad one, because you've just woken up with some drool on your notebook/laptop/tablet/phone, with the MetOffice weather …

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