The Reith Lectures

Publisher:
BBC

The Reith Lectures

4.4/5

Critic Rating

In this year's lectures, Professor Ben Ansell asks how we can make politics work for all of us as we face the challenges of the 21st century, from climate change to AI.


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.8

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Dec 10, 2022

"...unmissable...Amazing. So after you’ve woken up, go straight back to the impressive Adichie. Dignified, honest, clear, courageous. Adichie’s voice is a nice thing to hear: warm, open, engaging. Journalist and presenter Nastaran Tavakoli-Far is another person with a distinctive audio tone. Though she’s a Londoner, she always sounds slightly like she’s conversing in a foreign language. She reminds me – I’m not sure why – of The Daily’s Michael Barbaro. I like it."

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Score: 4

Patricia Nicol • The Times UK Dec 4, 2022

"I often feel The Reith Lectures are like doctor-prescribed broadcasting: ultimately good for you, but the full four-course treatment can be a gruelling undertaking. In this conversational setting, a vivid, mischievously skewering side to Adichie reigned. I enjoyed her character musings..."

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