- Conor McPherson discusses stage violence Duration: 13:36
- Neil Gaiman on popular gothic fiction Duration: 02:12 Christopher Caldwell
- Neil Gaiman discusses his new novel The Ocean At The End Of The Lane. Duration: 18:36
- Joss Whedon discusses Much Ado About Nothing Duration: 22:12
- Gwyneth Lewis reads A Hospital Odyssey Duration: 01:59 Peter Carey/The Music Instinct/Gwyneth Lewis/Catcher in the Rye
- The Amen Corner Reviewed Duration: 10:03
Free Thinking Festival of Ideas 2013
Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival for 2013 is coming soon. If you would like to be involved and share your thoughts with our inspiring guests, you can apply for FREE tickets now for our London and York events. Please follow the links below.
London – Institut français
Friday 7 June
York - The Ron Cooke Hub
Sunday 16 June
Apply for tickets at the BBC ticketing site here.
Proms Poetry Competition 2013The Proms Poetry Competition 2013 is now open for entries. Please go here for further details on this year's exciting contest.
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Listen to Free Thinking 2012
Listen to all of the events from Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival 2012, recorded from 2nd - 4th November at The Sage Gateshead. With Mary Robinson, Michael Ignatieff, Amos Oz, Philippa Gregory, Polly Toynbee, Antony Beevor and many more.
Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, delivers the opening lecture of the festival. She argues that women leaders are better placed than men to sort out the crises of the 21st Century.
Aliens: The Ultimate Them and Us
How might the discovery of alien life change the way we think about humanity? Would it fundamentally affect how we understand ourselves and should we prepare for the consequences? Matthew Sweet is joined by leading scientists to discuss Aliens at the Free Thinking Festival 2012.
Michael Ignatieff in discussion with Matthew Sweet at the Free Thinking Festival 2012. His talk is on Them and Us: Enemies and Adversaries in Politics.
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