Back up to: 2014 Festival
10/10 Joanna Cohen compares 19th-century attitudes to American politicians with those of today.
9/10 Preti Taneja explores the politics of language and its impact on Indian literature.
8/10 Naomi Paxton on the movement for a women's theatre from the 1890s to the start of WWI.
7/10 Will Abberley explores the evolution of language and what we learn from science fiction.
6/10 Alasdair Cochrane of Sheffield University argues that animals should have greater rights.
5/10 Alun Withey explains what shaving tells us about medical advances and military strategy.
4/10 Daisy Hay considers the way Benjamin Disraeli used his private life for political ends.
3/10 Sophie Coulombeau explores the history of women changing their surnames when marrying.
2/10 Tom Charlton on what 17th-century ideas about censorship share with the Leveson report.
1/10 Tiffany Watt-Smith explores the interest of Victorian scientists in our urge to imitate.