Professor Ali Mazrui explores the conflicts between African and Western cultures.
Susie Dent explores Americanisms in British English – should we love not loathe them?
Patrick Wright focuses on Barbara Castle, the Red Queen.
Michael Rosen and Laura Wright find out how much of English comes from French roots.
Michael Rosen on the Americanisation of English, with Lynne Murphy and Matthew Engel.
Wyn James tells the story of the Welsh settlements in Patagonia.
How can we save or 'reawaken' dying languages?
Combative, provocative and engaging debate, presented by Michael Buerk.
Singer Gwenno champions the vitality of music written and sung in minoritised languages.
Melvyn Bragg examines the Arab conquests which helped communicate Islam to the world.
The USA is an invention. So how do you build the most powerful country in the world?
Combative, provocative and engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk.
Professor Arnold Toynbee considers the psychological effects of culture.
When civilizations meet, trade has a major part to play. Paul Seabright investigates.