Edward Goater explains why composers are drawn to Goethe's poetry
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the great German polymath, Johann Wolfgang Goethe.
Melvyn Bragg assesses the scientific legacy of the 18th century German poet Goethe.
Philip Ball examines the occult influences on Isaac Newton's work on invisible forces.
The work and legacy of the often overlooked 19th century scientist James Clerk Maxwell.
Will Self expresses deep concerns about the nature and value of scientific progress.
Will Self is at Glenlair, James Clerk Maxwell's country estate.
Will Self visits Jodrell Bank in a bid to understand the application of Maxwell's work.
Will Self's trip starts promisingly with a chance encounter with physicist Sir Peter Higgs
Will Self concludes his 600-mile road trip on the trail of physicist James Clerk Maxwell.
Isaac Newton's mathematical brilliance put the laws of physics on a firm foundation.
An astronaut and an investment analyst pay homage to the enormous power of the calculus.
Neil MacGregor focuses on Germany's great national poet Goethe, who was born in 1749.
How Newton tested the lines between government-funded research and public access.
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