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In this week’s Fireside Talk, Stuart Block shares his experiences of cycling through Africa and Asia on his tandem bike. A previous Head of Economics at Cranleigh School, Stuart will explain what he learnt, from the importance of infrastructure and the mobile phone, to ridiculous ‘white elephant’ investments and bizarre government policy.

Black holes, dark matter, the Big Bang and the limits of modern science. If you’ve ever wondered about the beginning of the universe and whether we are really alone, then this is the Fireside talk for you.

What was Communist Russia like? How does it compare to today? What was the impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this weeks Fireside lecture.