Sir Gregory Winter, winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Author Colin Dexter nominates scholar and poet AE Housman. With Robert Douglas-Fairhurst.
One of the UK's leading choreographers nominates the Indian mathematician Ramanujan.
Historian Justin Champion explores the life & works of Elizabethan alchemist John Dee.
David Cannadine on the controversy caused by the unmasking of Anthony Blunt as a spy.
The row that exploded between Eddington and Chandrasekhar over the death of stars.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss influential British philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Robin Ince listens back to some of the BBC archive of philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Bertrand Russell considers the roles of state control in a progressive society.
Michael Berkeley’s guest is writer Deborah Levy.
Philip Ball tells the story of Arthur Eddington's confirmation of general relativity.
Theologian Giles Fraser on Wittgenstein and Blade Runner
Professor Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics drives science.
Bertrand Russell argues for personal morality over tribal customs to guide conduct.
Does modern innovation demand new approaches to product development?
Philip Ball examines the occult influences on Isaac Newton's work on invisible forces.
Did Newton's theory of gravity really come to him after seeing an apple fall?
Glyn Parry looks at an exhibition of the work of John Dee
John Harris of the Guardian talks to autism specialist Professor Simon Baron-Cohen.
"Knowing what it would mean... I did not want this patent to become public."
Ludwig Wittgenstein, fascinating and misunderstood thinker, is chosen by Raymond Tallis.
Lord Broers explores the origins and impact of nanotechnology.
Paul Broks looks at the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein and the problem of 'other minds'.
Isaac Newton's mathematical brilliance put the laws of physics on a firm foundation.
Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Professor Norman Stone on loathing Oxford University and admiration of Thatcher.
Sunil Khilnani tells the story of the gifted mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.
In his final lecture, Lord Broers explores the responsibilities of the technologist.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Ernest Rutherford, the father of nuclear science.