The comparative histories of two titans of 19th century history.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss whether it is appropriate to think of the UK as a nation.
Melvyn Bragg examines the science of taxonomy; the classification of the natural world.
Melvyn Bragg examines the attempt to define humanity’s part in the natural world.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the evolution and characteristics of the Neanderthals.
Melvyn Bragg examines the Needham Question; why Europe, not China made modern technology.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss negative numbers, a history of mystery and suspicion.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the ancient philosophical school of Neoplatonism.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the nervous system.
Melvyn Bragg examines neuroscience, the relationship between the mind and the brain.
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