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2010 Reith Lectures - 4th lecture

22 June 2010

In the last of the 2010 Reith Lectures, President Martin Rees explored how fast our lives are changing in the 21st Century.

In his lecture Martin Rees warned against the dangers of unrestrained technology, he stressed the importance of scientific research to the future of the UK and emphasized the need for humanity to focus on the long term.

Podcasts of all four lectures in the ‘Scientific Horizons’ series are available for download: download the podcasts.

Learn more about the lectures from Radio 4's Reith pages.