Back in February 1971the UK went decimal. Anne McElvoy and guests look at money now.
Matthew Sweet and guests assess Darwin's arguments about the human species, sex and race.
Claire Wilcox from the V and A talks with other curators and researchers to Shahidha Bari.
Matthew Sweet discusses social mobility and working-class lives in the 20th century.
Two American authors talk to Laurence Scott about their sense of time, place and self.
Lisa Mullen and guests analyse links between literature and environmental thinking.
Ted talks, zoom and lectures :Mary Beard, Homi Bhabha and Seán Williams join Shahidha Bari
Michael Rosen and Martin Puchner talk to Matthew Sweet about languages, codes and secrecy.
Bush fires in novelist Richard Flanagan's new book, and Anne McElvoy looks at veganism.
Anne McElvoy and guests re-read this 1971 work of political philosophy about inequality.
Rana Mitter and guests re-read James Baldwin as a new US president is inaugurated.
Hallie Rubenhold, Moira Buffini and Laura Lammasniemi discuss the TV series Harlots.
New novels from Jenni Fagan and Salena Godden depict Mrs Death and the devil's daughter.
New research into female slave owners in Britain to women on Caribbean plantations.
From Rain Man to Atypical. Matthew Sweet looks at autism on screen and in everyday life.
John Gallagher's guests decode changes in Behn's loyalties from her plays and dedications.
Rana Mitter reads from a new biography of Dostoevsky, 200 years after his birth.
Matthew Sweet and guests discuss James M Cain's classic novel and its film adaptation.
Tracing the sensual and radical Marlene Dietrich, from Europe to Hollywood.
From paintings and folk tales to Brian Cox on the stars and Susan Greaney on Stonehenge.
Anne McElvoy listens out for echoes of Beethoven in Hegel
From medieval science to the ingenuity of Arctic peoples and the resilience of island life
From a history of Panto to magic tricks and what surgeons can learn from them.
Matthew Sweet on Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Adorno, Carnap and other philosophical greats.
Des Fitzgerald with projects that use films and books to rethink how we approach health.
Can the Industrial Revolution and the end of the Aztecs help us shape a post-Covid world?
Will Harris, Max Porter and Chloe Aridjis, Christine Yao and Shahidha Bari.
From Tudor courts to plantations to the Arab Spring: a Bristol Festival of Ideas debate.
Activist Obi Egbuna, Ukrainian director Kira Muratova, Japanese child star Misora Hibari
From the most private space to office: Matthew Sweet, Tiffany Watt Smith and Fern Riddell.