Niall Ferguson leading Reith Lectures

The internationally renowned economic historian and modern history fellow from Jesus College, Niall Ferguson, has been chosen to lead the prestigious 2012 BBC Reith Lectures.

In a series of four lectures entitled “The Rule of Law and its Enemies”, Ferguson will examine the impact of man-made institutions on democracy and economic growth. The lectures will take place from 7th to 18th June at various venues.

Radio 4 will broadcast Ferguson’s first lecture on Tuesday 19th June.

Last year, the lectures were given by former director-general of MI5 Eliza Manningham-Buller and Bur- mese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.