Albert Einstein develops a theory of relativity with some help from his shaving mirror.
Nick Spencer examines the historical relationship between science and religion.
Neil Macgregor retells humanity's history through the objects it has made
Lisa Jardine describes how Britain's desire to build an empire promoted botany.
Lisa Jardine explores an age in which scientists took leaps of faith.
Lisa Jardine explores how scientists became separated from wider society.
Professor Kathy Sykes nominates Albert Einstein.
Scientist and broadcaster Kathy Sykes chooses the iconic physicist, Albert Einstein.
Psychologist Gustav Kuhn uses magic to show just how limited our conscious experience is.
Anil Seth discusses the hard problem of understanding consciousness with Jim Al-Khalili.
Neurobiologist Colin Blakemore explains how the mind creates sight and perception.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the scientific study of life, originated by Aristotle.
Adrian Moore explores the idea of infinity through history
Does a second feel the same for a fly, a bird, or a swordfish, as it does for me?
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 12th century Islamic philosopher, Averroes.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the Persian Islamic philosopher Avicenna.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Henri Bergson's ideas about our experience of time passing
Josie Long explores uncertain territory.
Jo Brand joins Brian Cox and Robin Ince for witty, irreverent science chat.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Rene Descartes' famous statement.
Melvyn Bragg examines why ideas about consciousness preoccupy philosophers and scientists.
How can we nurture critical thinking skills in children and young people?
Can science offer us a realistic prospect of immortality and would it be desirable?
Josie Long presents short documentaries about our experience of time.
A sound-led dive into deep time and ‘the long now'.
Biochemist Denis Alexander talks to Joan Bakewell about his Christian faith and science.
Philip Ball goes back to the 17th century to tell the story of Descartes' 'daughter'.
Dr Geoff Bunn on Descartes' contribution to our understanding of the brain