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What if everything we thought we knew about history was wrong?

Thursday, 5 October 2017

At the Legatum Institute, Professor Ferguson discussed his new book, The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Powerwhich proposes a whole new way of imagining the world; shaped by two distinct organisational forces: hierarchies and networks.

Listen to the lecture here.


Rome’s Economic Revolution

Thursday, 15 January 2015

In the first History of Capitalism lecture of 2015, Philip Kay, Supernumerary at Wolfson College (Oxford) and Head of Asia at City Financial, detailed the economic developments of Republican Rome between the war against Hannibal (218 to 201 BC) and Julius Caesar’s dictatorship in the middle of the first century BC.


Industrialisation: Why Britain Got There First

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

In the final 2014 lecture in the History of Capitalism series, the Legatum Institute hosted Nicholas Crafts, Professor of Economics and Economic History and the Director of the ESRC Research Centre on Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick, who explored the question of why Britain was the first country in the world to experience the transition to an industrialised economy.


Magna Carta—800 Years On

Thursday, 20 November 2014

In anticipation of 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the Legatum Institute hosted a half-day seminar on the international history and present day realities of constitutions and constitution building. Those present at the roundtable included constitutional, legal and history experts, policy-makers, business leaders and those involved with Magna Carta legacy projects.


The Changing Axis of Economic Power in the Early Modern Period (1550-1750)

Thursday, 5 June 2014

As part of the Legatum Institute's 'History of Capitalism' series, Victoria Bateman, Fellow and Director of Studies in Economics at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, delivered a lecture exploring the ‘rise of the West’ in the period 1550-1750.


A Global Transition: From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic

Thursday, 15 May 2014

As part of the Legatum Institute's 'History of Capitalism' series, David Abulafia, Professor of Mediterranean History at the University of Cambridge, delivered a lecture exploring how European trade, and distinctive business practices, spread westwards along the coasts of the Mediterranean, both Christian and Islamic, to become a global phenomenon.


Portraiture and the Patron

Thursday, 6 March 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted Philip Mould OBE, leading British art dealer and art historian, for a closed discussion on how wealthy patrons have influenced, shaped and inspired great paintings over the centuries.


Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism

Thursday, 20 February 2014

As part of a new three-year 'History of Capitalism' course, historian and former banker Benedikt Koehler, delivered an inaugural lecture based on his forthcoming book, Early Islam and the Origins of Capitalism.


The Deadly Simplicities of Adolf von Harnack - Liberal Theology in Germany on the Eve of the Great War

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

As part of the Legatum Institute's current Salon Series, 'Prosperity on the Edge: 1913-14 The Last Year of Peace', former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams delivered a lecture on historian Adolf von Harnack's influence at the time, as well as the way in which post-war thought was shaped by the reaction against his kind of liberal religion.


The Next Big Thing: A Historical Approach to Thinking About the Future

Thursday, 12 December 2013

The Legatum Institute, Harvard Business Review and USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study hosted an intensive half-day conference on how different disciplines think about the future.


The Art of Peace and War 1953-2013

Thursday, 20 June 2013

As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Promise of Freedom' series, Lieutenant-General Simon Mayall, Senior Adviser Middle East, Ministry of Defence, discussed the intellectual and cultural context of military strategy and warfare.


The History and Future of Guerrilla Warfare

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

A discussion with Max Boot, author and Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, to launch his new book, 'Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present'.


Guerrilla Warfare: Lessons for Leadership and Strategy

Monday, 18 February 2013

Max Boot, author and Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations discussed his most recent book 'Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present'. 


The Rise of American English: Culture, Creativity, Language and Power

Monday, 14 January 2013

As part of the Legatum Institute's Salon Series, author and editor of 'Humanities' magazine, David Skinner, will discuss his book 'The Story of Ain’t', which looks at the spread of American English in cultural history.


Mitteleuropa: History, Freedom and the Future

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Central Europe's past in today's globalised world – a conversation with renowned historian and Oxford University professor, Robert Evans.


“A Powerhouse for Future Intellectual Debate”

Thursday, 30 August 2012

At the Legatum Institute’s inaugural Summer School, a select group of accomplished young professionals and a world-class faculty explored “What Makes Civilizations Flourish, And Fail?” through a prism of history, culture, arts, and science.