Pioneering neurobiologist Semir Zeki makes the case for collaboration between artists and neuroscientists in the search to unlock the intricacies of the brain.
The sheer cliff face of translating poetry. Pulitzer prize winning poet and translator Charles Simic explains what compels him to keep trying to surmount the impossible.
Sound Consultant Julian Treasure argues for a more inventive approach to designing the sounds around us.
SIXTY SECOND IDEA TO CHANGE THE WORLD
In our 60 Second Idea, sound consultant Julian Treasure says there should be a code of conduct for public use of mobile devices, including on the spot fines. If people break the law they should have their mobiles taken away for up to six months. This would include, talking loudly on the mobile phone and having music overspilling from headphones.
IN NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAMME
Medical dramas, disease and therapy next week with three very different doctors… Vietnamese-Canadian doctor turned novelist Vincent Lam - Jon Kabat-Zinn, an American doctor who has pioneered the use of mindfulness meditation to heal and Hans Rosling a Swedish medical statistician who will dispell the myth of the West versus the rest.