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The Forum
27 July
Angie Hobbs, Nii Parkes, Mona Siddiqui


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This week's ideas: erotic love, truth and ethics
The Forum, the BBC World Service programme which boldly crosses boundaries: scientific, creative and geographic. This week presented by neuroscientist Baroness Susan Greenfield.

Meet the guests

British philosopher and classicist, Angie Hobbs, turns to Plato to offer a new interpretation of erotic love.

Ghanaian poet and writer, Nii Parkes, delves into a suspected murder in his forthcoming novel Tail of the Blue Bird and challenges our ideas of truth.

Professor of Islamic Studies and Public Understanding, Mona Siddiqui, explores the paradox of imposing Western ideas of ethics onto Islamic law.

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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 poet and writer, Nii Parkes

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