57 posts about In Our Time on this blog
Friday 28 March 2014, 17:09
In Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Weber's Protestant Ethic.
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...
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