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The Forum
20 July
Robert Harrison, Magdalene Odundo, Cecile Laborde


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This week's ideas: gardens and the human condition, ceramics as icons and religious minorities
The Forum, the BBC World Service programme which boldly crosses boundaries: scientific, creative and geographic. This week presented by neuroscientist Baroness Susan Greenfield.

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Stanford University professor Robert Harrison looks at how gardens have evoked the human condition through the ages in his book Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition.

Award winning Kenyan potter Magdalene Odundo explains why she feels ceramics chart the development of human civilization and serve as a cultural icon.

French political theorist Cecile Laborde argues the case for fairer treatment of religious minorities such as Muslims by Western secular states, in her forthcoming book Critical Republicanism.

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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 Cecile Laborde

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