The Essay Episode guide

  1. New Archaeologies

    Series of personal essays about the archaeology of the recent past

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  2. Robert Graves and the Poetic Myth

    ...Poetic Myth. Graeme Fife on love and the use of myth in the poetry of Robert Graves

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  3. Symmetry and the Monster

    Series exploring the quest to understand one of most famous mathematical problems

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  4. Raising My Voice

    Four artists consider the impact of mental health problems on their creativity

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  5. Greek and Latin Voices (Juvenal)

    A series examining the culture that underpins Western civilisation, focusing on Juvenal

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  6. Greek and Latin Voices (Herodotus)

    A series examining the culture that underpins Western civilisation, focusing on Herodotus

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  7. Greek and Latin Voices (Tacitus)

    A series examining the culture that underpins Western civilisation, focusing on Tacitus

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  8. Greek and Latin Voices (Euripides)

    A series examining literature that underpins Western civilisation, focusing on Euripides

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  9. To Russia with Love

    Writers examine some of the passions that led to a life-long relationship with Russia

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  10. Death and the Philosopher

    Series of essays exploring the relationship between death and the philosopher

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  11. A Sense of Ourselves

    Four writers and immigrants to Britain give an outsider's perspective on Britishness today

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  12. The Great Essayists

    Writer and philosopher AC Grayling explores the rich tradition of English essay writing.

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  13. Conflict and Culture

    Julian Jackson investigates the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, a cultural catalyst

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  14. Greek and Latin Voices (Augustine)

    A series examining literature that underpins Western civilisation, focusing on Augustine

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  15. Greek and Latin Voices (Thucydides)

    Series about the literature which underpins Western civilisation, focusing on Thucydides

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  16. Greek and Latin Voices (Horace)

    Series about the literature which underpins Western civilisation, focusing on Horace

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  17. Greek and Latin Voices

    A series examining the literature that underpins Western civilisation

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  18. No Particular Place to Go

    Four travel writers examine British travel literature that changed our view of the world

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  19. Paulin on Blake

    Tom Paulin explores the life and works of the great English visionary, poet and artist

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  20. Emotional Landscapes

    Four writers give personal insights into different emotional states

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  21. Free Thinking

    A series of writers reflect on the idea of freedom

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  22. Lingua Franca

    Michael Rosen embarks on the winding road through the roots of European language

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  23. Maths and Music

    Marcus du Sautoy explores the connections between the art of music and the logic of maths

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  24. Nightwalks

    Writers fond of walking explore how the activity is dramatically transformed at night time

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  25. Britain's Hidden Slave Trade

    John Gilmore and Angelina Osborne visit four places connected with the British slave trade

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  26. Raising My Voice

    Artists from different fields consider the impact of mental health problems on creativity

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  27. A Beep Heard Around the World

    ...World. Four personal essays marking the 50th anniversary in 2007 of Sputnik's launch

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  28. Strange Encounters

    Four scientists relive a key moment in their discipline

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  29. The Cult of Childhood

    Four essays exploring the theme of childhood in literary culture. With Deborah Bowman

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  30. In Search of Contentment

    Four writers explore how to achieve contentment and the contented people they have met

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