The Reith Lectures by Niall Fergusson
The first lecture, The Rule of Law – The Human Hive, postulated that the reason western civilisation developed faster than the rest of the world during the past 500 years was primarily because there was a background of a rich and vibrant civil society. This, in my opinion, reinforces the fact that developing strong NGO partners along with WLT's programme of land acquisition is a key to long-term stability. You can find out more about WLT’s mission and ethos on our website or listen to The Reith Lectures on BBC Radio 4.
The second lecture was The Darwinian Economy; I have not read it yet but I gather it deals with the banking crisis. According to Neil Williams, WLT’s Carbon Programme Officer who looks after some of our Ecosystem Services projects, it is also relevant to biodiversity conservation.
I hope some of my readers have time to either read or listen to these lectures. Let me know what you think in the comments box below.