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The Forum
3 Aug
Ron Eglash, David Runciman, Lesley Lokko


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This week's three ideas: fractals, hypocrisy and African architecture

The Forum, the BBC World Service programme which boldly crosses boundaries: scientific, creative and geographic, presented by Bridget Kendall.

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American ethnomathematician Ron Eglash explains the links he has found between African villages and the complex fractal patterns that underpin computer science.

Professor of political theory at Cambridge University David Runciman believes hypocrisy is the saviour of modern politics, as he argues in his new book Political Hypocrisy.

Scottish-born Ghanaian architect and novelist Lesley Lokko reveals why she thinks it's time for African architecture to connect its past with its future.

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Each week we give one of our guests the chance to change the world and present an idea they feel could make all the difference.

This week it's the turn of political theorist David Runciman

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