Highlights from summer event editions of Radio 3's annual Free Thinking festival of ideas
Teaching the Teachers - The Future of EducationProfessor Sugata Mitra gained global interest for his research into the future of learning and is the winner of the $1million 2013 TED prize.
Who's got hold of children's imaginations?How do children cope in an unstable world? With Chaos Walking trilogy author Patrick Ness and Professor of Psychology Charles Fernyhough.
Free Thinking 2012: Mary Robinson
Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, delivers the opening lecture of the 2012 festival. She argues that women leaders are better placed than men to sort out the crises of the 21st Century.
Free Thinking 2012: 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.
Free Thinking 2012: Evolution and Humanity - What Next?
Is the human race still evolving? Evolutionary biologist Mark Pagel has some fascinating theories about the future of humanity. Are we moving towards a world of one state and one language?
Free Thinking 2012: Michael Ignatieff
On the eve of the US election, Michael Ignatieff gives a talk on Enemies in Politics at the Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2012.
Free Thinking 2012: Islam and Christianity: The Essential Difference
Tom Holland and Mona Siddiqui discuss the essential difference between Islam and Christianity at the Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival. Just how different are the two biggest world religions?
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