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Jamie Bartlett delivering Register Summer Lecture

Think politics is tumultuous now? Wait till the transhumanists join in...

Reg Lecture Politics and society is about to get stranger and we're not even talking about what's going on in Westminster. There's a host of secretive, influential, and tech-enabled movements coming your way whose plans to redesign society make Brexit look like tinkering around the edges. Luckily for you Jamie Bartlett – author of The …
Joe Fay, 21 Apr 2017
Iraq hostage and SQL programmer Peter Moore in still from a Reg Christmas lecture he gave in 2015

Does life as a hostage change your attitude to life as an IT contractor?

Reg Lectures It’s rare that the Register has to give a “trigger warning”, but it was necessary when former Iraq hostage Peter Moore brought our Winter Lecture series to a close this month with a 60-minute account of his two-and-a-half years in captivity. After all, how often do we get a bunch of readers together in a pub to hear a talk …
Joe Fay, 24 Dec 2015
Nick Reed Delivers Reg Lecture on Driverless Cars

Drivers? Where we’re going, we don’t need drivers…

Reg Lectures Whether or not you’re currently filled with horror at the prospect of driving home for Christmas, again, you have to admit the internal combustion engine has been one of the key shapers of our current culture. So, what happens once the open road is something that is navigated by silicon, not us? Those were the sort of topics …
Joe Fay, 21 Dec 2015
Jamie Bartlett delivering Register Summer Lecture

You’re clever? But are you clever enough to give a Reg lecture?

Reg Lectures The Register is looking for speakers who are as fascinating and knowledgeable as our audience and as good at story-telling as our writers. Over the last year our Register Lectures have covered topics as diverse as Big Data, interplanetary exploration and the chequered history of GCHQ, the future of driverless cars, and the …
Joe Fay, 21 Dec 2015
Anders Sandberg Register Lecture Opening

From alchemy to brain-hacking: How to be better, forever

Reg Lectures It’s the time of year where we stop to think about how we could make ourselves better people. Well, if you spare around 50 minutes of your time to watch our first 2015 Reg Winter Lecture vid, you’ll find out how to be better not just next year, but for centuries. At least that’s the possibility if Anders Sandberg, of the …
Joe Fay, 18 Dec 2015
Jamie Bartlett delivering Register Summer Lecture

Reg lecture asks what’s so scary about 1.5 tonnes of metal with a mind of its own?

Reg lectures The technology to run driverless cars is ready. Whether humans are ready for driverless cars is quite another matter. Scientists and philosophers are scratching their heads working out who should be responsible when things go wrong. And you can guarantee someone is considering the future of the drive-time show when there are …
Joe Fay, 7 Oct 2015
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Reg readers show Blitz spirit at Computer Museum lecture

Reg Lectures Having a hankering for the shiniest of new kit doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate genius that went into the tech of the past. Otherwise, why would 40-odd Reg readers have squeezed into our final summer lecture, delivered by Kevin Murrell, co-founder of The National Museum of Computing in Bletchley. Kevin deployed a bit of …
Joe Fay, 7 Sep 2015

Duncan Campbell: GCHQ and me and a roomful of Reg readers

Reg Lectures Veteran investigative journalist Duncan Campbell detailed his long time entanglements with GCHQ and the Echelon project in a long-form article in The Intercept yesterday – but a select group of Register readers heard the full story from the man himself, last year. Duncan used his Register Christmas Lecture to give a deep dive …
Joe Fay, 4 Aug 2015
Tim Worstall victory dance at his Reg lecture

Tim Worstall dances to victory over resources scaremongerers

Reg lectures Tim Worstall brought together rare minerals, bacon and eggs, and his own interpretive victory dance in his battle to stop us all worrying about running out of resources, at our most recent Reg lecture. In just under 50 minutes, Tim covered the economics of resources, why you won’t find a Ferrari in a scrap yard, and just what …
Joe Fay, 22 Jun 2015
Jamie Bartlett delivering Register Summer Lecture

Camgirls, crypto currency and beer: The Register tours the Dark Net

Reg Lectures Very few of us, even at The Reg, have spent a year trawling the darkest corners of the internet, getting to know right wing agitators, crypto currency zealots, and Yorkshire’s leading Camgirl. Jamie Bartlett did though, and he shared his experiences with a room full of Register readers at our Summer lecture on May 21. He took …
Joe Fay, 5 Jun 2015

Vid: Reg lecture launches readers from Clerkenwell to outer space

Reg Lectures If you’re at all concerned that the UK is falling behind in the race to space, Dr Geraint Jones’ Reg Christmas Lecture should put your mind at ease. A couple of dozen Reg readers bravely ascended the stairs to the upstairs room at the Craft Beer Company in Clerkenwell on December 9. Once there, a team of highly trained Reg …
Joe Fay, 24 Dec 2014

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