Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Alchemy, the ancient science of transformations.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Jacobean thinker Francis Bacon and Baconian Science.
The dispute between Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz over who invented calculus.
Melvyn Bragg considers the importance of the 17th century Spanish novel Don Quixote.
Melvyn Bragg examines the 17th century idea that all knowledge arises from experience.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Fermat's Last Theorem.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the origins of Quakerism.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the great 17th century philosopher Thomas Hobbes.
Melvyn Bragg and guests examine Shakespeare’s bloodthirsty tragedy, King Lear.
Melvyn Bragg examines both the literary and political careers of the poet John Milton.
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