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13 amazing facts about bird migration.
Helen Nianias reflects on the popularity of Hokusai's Great Wave.
Helen Nianias on the rise of mammals and apes, and why crocodiles lived at the Poles.
How relevant is Arendt's newly popular book, The Origins of Totalitarianism?
Popular culture, poetry, music and visual arts and the roles they play in our society.
Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
From Altruism to Wittgenstein, philosophers, theories and key themes.
Discussion of religious movements and the theories and individuals behind them.
Scientific principles, theory and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.
Students at the University of Glasgow ask questions of Melvyn’s guests.
Matthew Treherne tells Melvyn Bragg about the ideas of purgatory in Dante's Divine Comedy
Kate Spence and Richard Parkinson explain the Ancient Egyptian idea of judgement.
Angus Lockyer describes Katsushika Hokusai's Great Wave.
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