Exchanges - Ideas and Argument

Exchanges - Ideas and Argument

The world's leading figures in science, economics, politics and architecture join an audience to discuss their ideas.

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  • Exchanges at the Frontier Malaria 14Mar15

    Sat, 14 Mar 15

    Duration:
    52 mins

    Gareth Mitchell and a local audience meet professors Nick White and Francois Nosten, who developed one of the most effective treatments against malaria. However, on the borders of Thailand and Myanmar resistance to the drug has developed and the challenge is to stop resistance spreading to the rest of the world and causing millions of deaths. Exchanges at the Frontier travels to where the resistance is emerging to discover the innovative but controversial plan to halt drug resistance.

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  • Drug Resistant Malaria

    Sat, 14 Mar 15

    Duration:
    51 mins

    Professors Francois Nosten and Nick White have worked for 30 years in Thailand treating patients with malaria and researching treatments. They explain how they are now trying a controversial kill or cure plan to deploy their malaria-busting drug, not just to curb the disease but to eradicate it.

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  • Exchanges at the Frontier: Decisions & Emotions 07Feb15

    Sat, 7 Feb 15

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Does emotion influence decision making and do we make worse decisions as we get older?

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  • Exchanges at the Frontier: Saving Coral 31Jan15

    Sat, 31 Jan 15

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Marine Biologist Mary Hagedorn has an innovative plan to save the coral reefs

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  • Exchanges at the Frontier: Robotics 24Jan15

    Sat, 24 Jan 15

    Duration:
    50 mins

    NASA engineer Dr Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu discusses the meaning of his work designing robots, including the Mars Rover.

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  • Exchanges at the Frontier: Genomics 17Jan15

    Sat, 17 Jan 15

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Professor Nazneen Rahman, one of the world's leading cancer geneticists, talks about the latests developments in her work.

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  • Architect Moshe Safdie 30 Aug 2014

    Sat, 30 Aug 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Habitat 67 designer on his mentor Louis Khan and the creating of memorial buildings. Architect, urban planner, theorist and author Moshe Safdie's buildings are committed to responding to 'human needs and aspirations'

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  • Architect Francine Houben 23 August 2014

    Sat, 23 Aug 14

    Duration:
    51 mins

    How second cities around the world can find a new shape and Houben's focus on transport patterns and the way people use public space. Recorded in partnership with RIBA.

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  • Architect Thomas Heatherwick 16 August 2014

    Thu, 21 Aug 14

    Duration:
    51 mins

    The Olympic Cauldron designer Thomas Heatherwick talks about the importance of 'making', getting your hands dirty and asking the right questions when designing a project. Recorded in partnership with RIBA.

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  • Dream Builders: David Adjaye

    Sat, 9 Aug 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    David Adjaye has been described as an architect with an 'artist's sensibility'. His internationally renowned buildings are defined by his bold use of innovative materials, and imbued with the stories of people and dynamics of place. In this programme, recorded in partnership with RIBA, David Adjaye talks to Razia Iqbal about his approach to building, his many journeys and the projects and experiences that have defined him.

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