Brian Cox, Robin Ince and guests ask whether science needs war to drive it.
Melvyn Bragg examines how the writing of history has changed over the years.
Will Self expresses deep concerns about the nature and value of scientific progress.
Historian Ferguson asks how the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged progress
Melvyn Bragg examines whether mankind has made as much moral as material progress.
Marcus Brigstocke joins Brian Cox and Robin Ince to discuss the role of science mavericks.
Robert Rowland Smith argues that we are coming to the end of the age of ideas.
How do we construct our pictures of the past asks Hilary Mantel.
Jonathan Freedland takes the long view of writing history books for children.