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Free Thinking, 2011 Episode guide

  1. Charles Jencks

    A talk in which landscape architect Charles Jencks calls for a new cosmic art.

    First broadcast: 24 Nov 2011

  2. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

    Neuro-scientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore discusses dramatic changes in the teenage brain.

    First broadcast: 23 Nov 2011

  3. Were the Luddites Right?

    Rana Mitter chairs a debate about the Luddite movement, to mark its 200th anniversary.

    First broadcast: 22 Nov 2011

  4. Susie Orbach

    Susie Orbach challenges the obsession with personal change at Free Thinking 2011.

    First broadcast: 21 Nov 2011

  5. Aditya Chakrabortty

    Economist Aditya Chakrabortty examines the impact of economic change on society.

    First broadcast: 18 Nov 2011

  6. What is the Future of Civilisation as the Oil Runs Out?

    Anne McElvoy chairs a talk about the impact of a future energy crisis on our way of life.

    First broadcast: 17 Nov 2011

  7. Can We Stop the Mania for Change?

    Philip Dodd chairs a debate on obsession with change, with Molly Dineen and Giles Fraser.

    First broadcast: 16 Nov 2011

  8. Julian Savulescu - The Moral Obligation to Improve

    Julian Savulescu makes the case for human enhancement at the 2011 Free Thinking festival.

    First broadcast: 15 Nov 2011

  9. Linda Colley

    Historian Linda Colley delivers a lecture entitled The Present and the Past of Change.

    First broadcast: 14 Nov 2011

  10. The Verb at Free Thinking: Maximo Park, Jackie Kay, David Almond, Kate Fox

    Maxïmo Park, Jackie Kay, and David Almond join Ian McMillan for The Verb at Free Thinking.

    First broadcast: 11 Nov 2011

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  11. Germaine Greer

    Germaine Greer questions the idea of freedom at the 2011 Free Thinking Festival.

    First broadcast: 10 Nov 2011

  12. Kevin Fong

    From the 2011 Free Thinking festival, scientist Kevin Fong calls for a 'second space age'.

    First broadcast: 09 Nov 2011

  13. The Foreign Secretary William Hague

    Anne McElvoy talks to Foreign Secretary William Hague at the 2011 Free Thinking festival.

    First broadcast: 08 Nov 2011

  14. The Free Thinking Essay

    Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers give talks in front of an audience at The Sage Gateshead

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  15. Rev Dr Giles Fraser

    The rev Dr Giles Fraser on the 'crisis of commitment', from 2011's Free Thinking Festival.

    First broadcast: 07 Nov 2011

  16. Drama on 3 at Free Thinking: A Summer Night

    Set during the 2011 English riots, a drama written for Free Thinking by Jack Thorne.

    First broadcast: 06 Nov 2011

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  17. Sunday Night at Free Thinking

    Matthew Sweet presents an interview with leading heart surgeon Francis Wells.

    First broadcast: 06 Nov 2011

  18. Words and Music: Transformations

    Texts and music inspired by change, performed at the 2011 Free Thinking festival.

    First broadcast: 06 Nov 2011

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  19. What Is News Now?

    Radio 3 and Radio 5 live join forces to debate the editorial choices behind news stories.

    First broadcast: 05 Nov 2011

  20. Music Matters: Has Music Changed the World?

    Tom Service debates classical music's impact on the world with a panel of guests.

    First broadcast: 05 Nov 2011

  21. Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales

    Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales launches the 2011 Free Thinking ideas festival.

    First broadcast: 04 Nov 2011

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