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Matthew Sweet with novelists Sarah Perry and Carol Birch. Plus Victorian amusements.
Edith Hall, Chris Kissane and Matthew Sweet on what might be on a Brexit reading list.
Discussions/interviews: Slavoj Zizek, Xinran, Ivan Klima, Claudia Rankine, Pankaj Mishra
500 years on from the Reformation we discuss Martin Luther. Book free tickets from 31 Jan
Ziauddin Sardar, Richard Dawkins, Karen Armstrong, Rabbi Sacks, Marilynne Robinson
Teju Cole, Zadie Smith, Umberto Eco, Peter Singer, David Grossman, Edna O'Brien
Peter Singer, Steve Silberman, Siobhan Davies, Tiffany Watt Smith, “Goat man”
From aubergines to frostbite via finger-counting.
Key films, books, TV, plays, art: 1001 Nights – 2001 A Space Odyssey, Jane Austen - Jaws
Dorothy Bohm, Edward Burtynsky, Sean Scully, Dada, Elizabeth Price, Edmund de Waal
Writing from around the world: fact, fiction, key authors, classics & contemporary voices
Will Hutton, Lucy O’Brien, Richard Sennett on how topics are taught + campus free speech?
Programmes exploring Utopia 500 years after Thomas More published his book.
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