From King Kong to the teddy bear, Marina Warner examines the changing value of the animal.
Marina Warner examines the threads linking ancient myths and modern machismo.
In her penultimate lecture Marina Warner asks: who are the real cannibals?
Alistair Cooke considers the changing social taboos and bigotries over the past 25 years.
David Cannadine argues that dividing peoples according to their civilisation is nonsense.
Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah asks us to give up the idea of western civilisation.
Marina Warner looks at myths of national identity and asks: what is home ground?
Bettany gazes into outer space and invites poet Ben Okri round to her house for supper.
Is human culture stopping us from genetically evolving?
Marina Warner examines the various depictions of children in myths and stories.
In her first lecture, Marina Warner examines the role of the 'she-monster' in myth.
Series of programmes examining key phrases in public debate
Late-night conversation. Jane Garvey asks what role sex plays in our lives.
Farrah Jarral examines how closely anthropology was tied to colonialism.
How useful is the term patriarchy to understand gender imbalance?
Geoff Watts explores the phenomenon of the nocebo effect and its implications for medicine
Farrah Jarral shows how anthropology has infiltrated everyday life.
What is it about myths and legends that provides such enduring inspiration for writers?
The history of witchcraft in Reformation Europe.
Ernie Rea and guests discuss the beliefs underpinning witchcraft.