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  1. Curiosity

    Curiosity has always been with us but how important is it to science and to society?

    First broadcast: 02 Jun 2013

  2. Why Do We Tell Stories?

    Why do stories have similar narratives over and over again?

    First broadcast: 26 May 2013

  3. Does Finance Have to be Invisible?

    What would it take to fix the underlying flaws in our banking system?

    First broadcast: 19 May 2013

  4. The Art of Political Decision Making

    Political decisions are hard to make. What strategies can be used to take decisive action?

    First broadcast: 12 May 2013

  5. Silence

    From communication and contemplation to obedience and shame, we explore silence

    First broadcast: 05 May 2013

  6. Us and Them

    Why divide ourselves into two camps - is what separates us stronger than what unites us?

    First broadcast: 28 Apr 2013

  7. The Mysterious Kingdom of Fungi

    The surprising tough and ecological building substance that could reshape our world

    First broadcast: 21 Apr 2013

  8. Progress: Are we Making Any?

    Advances suggest that things can only get better for the majority of people. Is it true?

    First broadcast: 14 Apr 2013

  9. What If...The Forum could change the world?

    Visions of the future with Michio Kaku, Barbara Sahakian and Karen Lord.

    First broadcast: 30 Mar 2013

  10. Viruses: in medicine, technology and in our minds

    The terrifying and wonderful viral world with Peter Piot, Angela Belcher, Susan Blackmore

    First broadcast: 23 Mar 2013

  11. The Forum @ London's South Bank: A celebration of women of African and Caribbean descent.

    Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, Ayanna Witter-Johnson

    First broadcast: 16 Mar 2013

  12. Making Good Law

    It’s the basis of society: but what is the secret to creating laws that really work?

    First broadcast: 09 Mar 2013

  13. The Challenge of Ageing

    Is it time to re-define what we actually mean by Old Age?

    First broadcast: 02 Mar 2013

  14. Meaning in Life

    What makes your life meaningful? With Alain de Botton, Susan Wolf and Alexandre Mitchell.

    First broadcast: 23 Feb 2013

  15. Ice

    New views from the world’s freezer

    First broadcast: 16 Feb 2013

  16. Improvisation

    Why improvising comes naturally to all of us.

    First broadcast: 09 Feb 2013

  17. The vanishing world of our ancestors

    Ancient tradition and custom among tribal people, and what we can learn from it.

    First broadcast: 02 Feb 2013

  18. Connections with the sea

    Are all linked to the sea, even if we live hundreds of miles from the coast?

    First broadcast: 26 Jan 2013

  19. What’s the best way to build up new markets?

    How do we encourage enterprise in a way that benefits lots of people, not just a few?

    First broadcast: 19 Jan 2013

  20. Plant and flower shapes

    What makes a plant leaf or flower either flat and simple or curly and complicated?

    First broadcast: 12 Jan 2013

  21. Imitation

    Why do human beings copy one another so much?

    First broadcast: 05 Jan 2013

  22. Taking Time Out

    Making sense of gaps in our lives that take us out of our routine.

    First broadcast: 29 Dec 2012

  23. Happiness

    What really makes us smile?

    First broadcast: 22 Dec 2012

  24. Maps and Mapmaking

    Why do we make maps, and what do they say about us?

    First broadcast: 15 Dec 2012

  25. Women’s Freedom in 2012

    Is women’s ability to choose and act increasing or in retreat?

    First broadcast: 08 Dec 2012

  26. The individual and society

    The Forum @ RSA in London with Margaret Atwood.

    First broadcast: 01 Dec 2012

  27. Humans and Big Data: Who is in charge?

    Can massive amounts of processed data help us make better decisions?

    First broadcast: 24 Nov 2012

  28. People Power: a dream, fig leaf or reality?

    What will it take for the voice of ordinary citizens to be clearly heard?

    First broadcast: 10 Nov 2012

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