Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

With a broad range of topics in open data such as tracking government expenditure, British landscape mapping and creating data-driven art, there’s bound to be something that interests you.

The sessions run from 1pm to 1.45pm weekly during UK school term-times, with informal networking until 2pm. Each lecture lasts for around 20 minutes, leaving time for questions afterwards. The lectures don't require any specialist knowledge, but are focused around communicating the meaning and impact of open data in all areas of life.

Each week the lectures are streamed live to (and then uploaded to) YouTube. You can also listen to the Friday lunchtime lectures as a podcast on SoundCloud.

You can follow the lectures and contribute to the discussion using #ODIFridays on Twitter.