Much of the writing in the late 1980s indicated that sitting in lectures was not always a particularly effective way for students to learn and predicted that the next few years would see the demise of the lecture. But lectures remain a significant part of the student learning experience, to the extent that even distance-learning students are often able to access recorded lectures over the web, or to receive the lecture in real time through video conferencing technology. There are those who would argue that the only reason the lecture has remained is because of significant growth in student numbers seen in the UK over the past decade. It is, after all, an efficient means of delivery. However, this view does a disservice to all those teaching staff who receive excellent feedback on their lectures from students.