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In Our Time returns on Thursday 15 September, 2022. Catch up with past episodes on BBC Sounds until then.
Every episode of In Our Time is available to download.
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Popular culture, poetry, music and visual arts and the roles they play in our society.
Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
From Altruism to Wittgenstein, philosophers, theories and key themes.
Discussion of religious movements and the theories and individuals behind them.
Scientific principles, theory and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.
Nine key facts about the infamous Roman emperor.
Some of the fascinating things we have learned about time from listening to In Our Time.
13 amazing facts about bird migration.
Helen Nianias reflects on the popularity of Hokusai's Great Wave.
Download the best of Radio 3's Free Thinking programme.
Matthias Wivel and Sarah Vowles explain the Sistine Chapel's captivating altar wall
Prof Helen Hackett explains Romeo's melancholy in the first part of Shakespeare's play.
Prof Maria Wyke explores Nero's motivation for having his mother killed.
Students at the University of Glasgow ask questions of Melvyn’s guests.