An independently funded educational institution, Gresham College exists to continue the free public lectures which have been given for over 400 years, and to:

  • Foster study, learning and research, particularly (but not exclusively) in those disciplines represented by the Gresham Professorships
  • Supplement the disciplines of the Gresham Professorships with a range of relevant additional series, one-off lectures, seminars and symposia in subject areas as considered appropriate in the twenty-first century
  • Foster academic consideration of contemporary issues and problems
  • Challenge those who live and work in London and elsewhere to engage in intellectual debate
  • Make a contribution to society through the pursuit, dissemination, and application of knowledge, by means of innovative collaboration and partnerships
  • Be open and all-embracing, encouraging diversity both in disciplines and the profile of Professors, lecturers and audiences
  • Publicise and communicate the work of the College and its Professors, sharing information and new learning to an ever-widening and increasing audience in London, the UK and beyond.

The College has provided a code of conduct for people who attend Gresham lectures in person and take part in the online discussion. We expect everyone to adhere to our code of conduct and the college will not tolerate behaviour which falls outside of these guidelines.

Code of Conduct for Public Lectures and Online Discussion

Use of Gresham College lectures

Gresham College has existed since 1597 in order to disseminate knowledge and information through our free public lectures. We positively encourage the use of the Gresham College lecture transcripts, audio and video files for all educational purposes. Please contact us via email if you would like to use our materials in this way.

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