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The Reith Lectures Episode guide

  1. Oliver Franks: Britain and the Tide of World Affairs: 1954

    The civil servant Oliver Franks considers Britain's changing political relationships.

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  2. Robert Oppenheimer: Science and the Common Understanding: 1953

    Robert Oppenheimer examines the impact of quantum and atomic theory on society.

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  3. Arnold Toynbee: The World and the West: 1952

    The historian Arnold Toynbee considers how non-westerners view the western world.

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  4. Cyril Radcliffe: Power and the State: 1951

    The lawyer Lord Radcliffe examines the features of democratic society.

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  5. John Zachary Young: Doubt and Certainty in Science: 1950

    Neurophysiologist J Z Young examines the scientific methods used to understand the brain.

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  6. Robert Birley: Britain in Europe: Reflections on the Development of a European Society: 1949

    Robert Birley considers the history and future of Britain's involvement with Europe.

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  7. Bertrand Russell: Authority and the Individual: 1948

    Philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell gives the inaugural Reith lecture series.

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