Programmes and clips from the Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival of ideas, 6-8 November, 2015
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Sheila Hancock, Neil Bartlett, Bim Adewunmi and headteacher Jonny Mitchell debate rules.
Ian McMillan with guests Sean O'Brien, Debbie Taylor, Chanje Kunda and Camille O'Sullivan.
David Yelland, Shelina Zahra Janmohamed, Sally Marlow and Barry Smith discuss alcohol.
Philip Dodd explores the writing and legacy of Angela Carter.
Jim al-Khalili, Carlos Frenk, Katy Price and Tom Shakespeare debate scientific discovery.
Writers Anne Fine and Tobias Jones and Prof Sarah Cunningham-Burley discuss family life.
Paul Mason, Lucy Armstrong and Richard and Daniel Susskind debate the future of work.
Matthew Sweet chairs a debate asking how easy it is to break rules in the theatre.
Danielle Thom explores the links between bawdy prints and classical sculpture.
Richard Dawkins explores religion, culture and science, talking to Philip Dodd.
Kylie Murray explores visions of Scottishness in The Wallace and The Scotichronicon.
Ian McMillan presents a special edition with Pat Barker, Jacob Polley and Carmen Marcus.
Sam Goodman explores the way beer was used as both beverage and medicine in colonial India
Rana Mitter chairs a debate about new ideas and lessons of the past.
Daniel Lee revisits Vichy France to uncover a different history of Jewish life there.
From Sage Gateshead, Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents a special edition for Free Thinking 2015.
Joe Moshenska explores the travels of astrologer, diplomat and gourmet Sir Kenelm Digby.
Claudia Rankine gives a lecture exploring language and racism past and present.
Peter Mackay explores how WWI soldiers in kilted regiments discussed their allegiances.
The Marian Consort performs at the 2015 Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gateshead.
Nadine Muller on the hidden history of widows in Britain from the 19th century to today.
Simon Heffer, Peter Tatchell and Joyce Quin join Philip Dodd to debate rule-breaking.
Sandeep Parmar on the tragic life of Nancy Cunard, scion of the famous shipping family.
"Folk royalty", Peggy Seeger performs a song written by her late husband, Ewan MacColl