56 posts about In Our Time on this blog
Friday 20 September 2013, 16:32
Melvyn Bragg discusses this week's edition of In Our Time on Pascal.
Friday 23 November 2012, 16:39
Well, I hope we didn't shock you too much. It seems from the three scholars sat around studio 50E that there is...
Friday 16 November 2012, 15:15
Reading Simone Weil for a week and being involved in an intense programme and then thinking more about her feels...
Thursday 8 November 2012, 17:40
I think that's the first time I've ever mentioned the newsletter on air and I made a promise that I would talk...
Thursday 1 November 2012, 17:35
Our head of department burst into the studio after the programme, full of enthusiasm for it, but anxious to know...
Friday 26 October 2012, 13:50
No sooner had we finished what I thought was a brilliantly clear explanation by the three academics of...
Friday 19 October 2012, 14:05
The Caxton programme comes at a curiously appropriate time for me. I'm on the Communications Committee...
Friday 12 October 2012, 13:59
Of the first half dozen people I met in the House of Lords this afternoon, three of them said "there weren't enough...
Friday 5 October 2012, 13:05
Well, that took the biscuit! By the way, Gerald of Wales was exceptionally tall for his time and a fearsome...
Friday 28 September 2012, 11:18
The Ontological Argument is quite a way down the list of subjects with which I would have thought I...
Thursday 20 September 2012, 18:48
One of the advantages for me of In Our Time is that I become disabused of what I thought was certain knowledge. In...
Friday 14 September 2012, 10:00
Good to be back. It's been a funny old summer in London. Surging streets of all the nations of the world teeming through...
Thursday 12 July 2012, 17:49
It's all very strange. It must be like living at the time of Caxton - if you are at all aware of Caxton - I...
Friday 6 July 2012, 15:49
I am sitting in St James's Park, overlooking the pond, after lunch with a pal. Before that there was a stroll in...
Friday 15 June 2012, 16:22
Editor's note: In Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Ulysses. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PMcD
What a joy Joyce was! I will try to write this piece without any full stops, but I'm absolutely sure that Ingrid will...
Friday 1 June 2012, 16:13
Editor's note: In Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed The Trojan War. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - GS
I am in such awe of scholars that when they pronounce and I think that I have an alternative, nay, contradictory...
Friday 11 May 2012, 11:08
Editor's note: In Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Voltaire's Candide. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep -CM
Well, I was rather relieved there was not more mathematics, although having anticipated mathematics I'd made...
Friday 4 May 2012, 18:05
Editor's note: In Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Voltaire's Candide. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep. PMcD.
A few weeks ago I was wandering through Soho, which has become a real pleasure now that I have offices...
Friday 27 April 2012, 18:55
Editor's Note: This week Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Battle of Bosworth Field, the celebrated encounter between Lancastrian and Yorkist forces in August 1485. - CM
A few after the programme reflections. One of the reasons, I was told, that the evidence for domestic wars is not...
Friday 20 April 2012, 17:17
Editor's note: This week Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Neoplatonism, the school of thought founded in the 3rd century AD by the philosopher Plotinus. As always the programmes are available to listen to online or to download and keep - PMcD
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