10 More things we have learnt at the Free Thinking Festival
Our final day at the Free Thinking Festival in Gateshead yielded ten more important truths.
1. Between 1908 and 1920 there were 200 female playwrights at work.
New Generation Thinker Naomi Paxton - 'A Theatre of Their Own'. 10:45pm on 12th September.
2. Benjamin Disraeli married for money, then fell in love with his wife.
New Generation Thinker Daisy Hay - 'Disraeli the Romantic'. 10:45pm on 6th November.
3. Ian McMillan's father was a Lieutenant Commander on the Ark Royal.
'The Verb' - on Radio 3 at 10pm every Friday.
4. Orangutans and Chimpanzees laugh.
'Animals: Watching us Watching them Watching Each Other'. 10pm on 13th November.
5. One of Joan of Arc’s co-captains Gilles De Rais is thought to be the model for the mythical figure Bluebeard in Charles Perrault’s fairy tale.
'Burning the Facts: The Link Between Lord Lucan and Joan of Arc'. 10pm on 6th November.
6. Germany has animal rights written into the constitution.
New Generation Thinker Alasdair Cochrane - 'Beastly Politics'. 10:45pm on 10th November.
7. 1 terabyte of storage, which would have cost £250,000 in the 1990s, can now be bought on the High Street for £60.
Rufus Pollock - 'The Cost of Free Information'. 10pm on 20th November.
8. Cultural discourse has sped up but people are reading fewer books.
Naomi Alderman - 'You Must See This'. 10pm on 4th November
9. Police dogs in Nottinghamshire have a state pension when they retire.
Alasdair Cochrane - 'Beastly Politics'. 10:45pm on 10th November.
10. Only 12 people have walked on the moon.
Alessandro Vincentelli - 'Fear or Wonder - Everything under the Moon'. 10pm on 25th November.