Distinguished British geneticist Dame Linda Partridge, on the new scientific advances that delay the ageing process and mean we could all live much longer.
German academic and peace adviser Stefan Wolff outlines important lessons on how to overcome the ancient curse of civil war and ethnic conflicts.
Leading digital guru, Clay Shirky, explores the exhilarating opportunities to be unleashed by a revolution in the way we pool knowledge and creativity.
SIXTY SECOND IDEA TO CHANGE THE WORLD
Our Sixty Second Idea to Change the World comes this week from internet thinker Clay Shirky, who suggests that everyone should take off all their clothes, figure out where each item comes from, and then calculate the number of miles between themselves and their clothes.
They should then use their social networks to strike up a conversation with the people from the country these clothes come from about the environment. The reason for this is to shock people into realising how big our carbon footprint is, and the scale of the problem that we face in reducing environmental damage.
IN NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAMME
Laurie Santos, Associate Professor at Yale, will be talking about her ground breaking work with monkeys and how they can teach us about human irrationality.
Swiss philosopher Dr Roman Frigg explains why he believes that scientists should work in tandem with philosophers, and award winning American novelist Marilynne Robinson will discuss her new book Absence of Mind, about the importance of altruism.