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Find out more about how The Lecture List works.

Coronavirus situation update

Our lecture organisers may or may not have had time to update their events with cancellation notices. Clearly social gatherings are to be avoided and that includes lectures. STAY AT HOME FOLKS, PLEASE.


Find out what you can do to keep The Lecture List online

We need your help

The Lecture List was successfully launched with the help of a generous grant from NESTA (The National Endowment for science, Technology and the Arts). Unfortunately, this grant has now run its term and the list is now entirely dependent on the goodwill of a dedicated team of volunteers.

If you share our values—that public speaking should be promoted and supported for the benefit of all, we hope you will want to help. There are many ways you can assist the Lecture List project—here are just a few:

  1. Donate your time
    We are always on the lookout for bright volunteers to help us with talk moderation. If you have more specific skills (Perl programming, CSS or XHTML implementation) let us know
  2. Syndicate the Lecture List
    We developed the system with syndication in mind. Do you work for the Times Literary Supplement? Do you know someone who does? If you are involved in any kind of culture-centric online publishing, we are ready to supply a branded listings service for you to incorporate in your site. Please contact us if you want to get more details.
  3. Buy a page
    Do you work for Glaxo? Tell your boss you guys should buy our "Science" page. contact us to find out more.
  4. Get yourself your own List
    Our team is ready to install the Lecture List engine in your club or company. Do you want to list sporting fixtures? Gigs for small record labels? The Lecture List engine provides a self-service community building tool ideally suited to collating similarly structured information from disparate sources.
  5. Donate some money
    In the left-hand column, under the menu is a "make a donation" Paypal donate button. Use it. All donations will go towards next year's hosting budget. Any excess will go to paying for system upgrades and maintenance.
  6. Donate art
    The Lecture List is collecting donations of art for the purposes of auctioning them in our print room. If you want to buy a painting today, contact Robbie Bushe and ask to see the works that are on sale for the Lecture List.
  7. Buy art
    See works for sale all proceeds go to supporting the website.

If you'd like to suggest a way to help that we haven't listed here, please do get in touch. Our primary goal is to keep this service free and online for the benefit of all.


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