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Prof Ray Tallis

Thursday 17 April 2008 21:45-22:30 (Radio 3)

Matthew Sweet talks to writer and neurologist Prof Raymond Tallis, whose new book takes a trip around the human head.

The Kingdom of Infinite Space focuses on the importance of processes such as thinking, talking, sneezing and listening, as it seeks to delve into the nature of human consciousness.

Duration:

45 minutes

Art in the Age of Steam

Train in the Snow (The Locomotive)
Train in the Snow (The Locomotive)
by Claude Monet (1875).
Oil on canvas. 
Owned by the Musee Marmottan-Monet, Paris.

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An Unhappy Countess airs on Friday, April 18 at 21.00pm on BBC Radio 4.
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Hope
And Matthew is joined by Muriel Zhaga to review Hope, a new Polish film written by Krystof Piesiewicz, writer of the celebrated Three Colours trilogy, Red, White and Blue.

Hope (Nadzieja) is released on Friday, April 18 certificate 15.

Professor Ray Tallis
Matthew delves into the human head with writer and neurologist Professor Raymond Tallis.

They talk about Professor Tallis's new book, The Kingdom of Infinite Space, in which he explores the nature of human consciousness by focusing on processes such as thinking, talking, sneezing and listening.

The Kingdom of Infinite Space is published by Atlantic.

Art in the Age of Steam
We hop aboard the Night Train to Liverpool, to discover Art in the Age of Steam at Liverpool's Walker Gallery.

Jeffrey Richards joins Matthew to discuss our fascination with the railway.

Art in the Age of Steam is at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool from Friday, April 18 to Sunday, August 10 2008.




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