Boneless, Bloodaxe and Hairy Breeches: What Did the Vikings Ever Do for Us?
When Lindisfarne monastery was attacked in 793AD the monk Alcuin described the church of St Cuthbert, "splattered with the blood of the priests." New Generation Thinker Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough, from Durham University, takes this moment as the starting point for an exploration of the power battles between Vikings and Anglo Saxons which led to the symbolic battles of 1066.
New Generation Thinkers are the winners of a talent scheme run by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to find the brightest academic minds with the potential to turn their ideas into radio broadcasts.
Producer: Philippa Ritchie
First broadcast in October 2013.
We're back at Sage Gateshead for the Free Thinking Festival on 17-19 March 2017
Free Thinking- Saturday
explore the second day of the Free Thinking Festival of Ideas 2013
We're back on Sunday around midday. In the meantime download Sir Michael Marmot's opening Free Thinking lecture and the Music Matters podcast where the panel discuss who runs classical music. And one last thing to think about until tomorrow from Free Thinking's education lecture:
Some assorted tweets, updates and things about today:
Some great talks being recorded for transmission in the next few weeks. This one's on Wednesday.
Meet a stranger, talk ideas. It's speed dating Free Thinking style.