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27 April
Marcus du Sautoy, Loretta Napoleoni and Xiaolu Guo


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In this programme, we invite you to explore those places where letters, numbers and images meet.

We view infinity through the prism of literature, ask whether the old world order has been taken over by rogue economics, and turn our focus to Europe to re-examine chasms and connections between East and West.

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Professor of Mathematics Marcus du Sautoy tells us about his latest project in which a story by Argentinian writer Jose Luis Borges's The Library of Babel helps us contemplate the notion of infinity.

Best-selling Italian author and economist Loretta Napoleoni's
new book Rogue Economics: Capitalism's New Reality, argues that the world is being reshaped by dark economic forces creating victims out of millions of ordinary people.

Xiaolu Guo is the acclaimed Chinese author of A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers: A Novel, as well as a filmmaker. On The Forum she discusses her latest documentary We Went to Wonderland, in which she follows her parents as they discover Europe for the first time.

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