A collection of Reith lectures on the pulse of medical matters, ethics and futures.
Surgeon and writer Dr Atul Gawande explores the nature of fallibility in medicine.
Sir Ian Kennedy explains why he believes modern medicine has taken the wrong path.
Steve Jones argues that humans may be as near to biological utopia as we will ever get.
Professor Ramachandran explores how neuroscience alters man's understanding of himself.
Neurobiologist Colin Blakemore explores the historic concepts of the brain.
Sir Ian Kennedy reviews the ethical judgements used by the medical profession.
Professor Kirkwood argues that the longevity revolution has reached a turning-point.
Professor Sir Ian Kennedy analyses the role of the doctor in the modern world.
Professor John Searle explores the limitations of human behavioural science.
Professor Sandel considers how we should use our ever-increasing scientific knowledge.
Sir Ian Kennedy explores the the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
Bertrand Russell considers the role of human nature in the development of society.