Are personalities eclipsing politics? Andrew Rawnsley investigates.
Jonathan Sumption argues that courts have usurped power via human rights law
Reverend Edward Norman contemplates if human rights are the newest form of Commandments.
Professor Sandel makes the case for a moral and civic renewal in democratic politics.
Wole Soyinka explores the notion of dignity within a climate of fear.
Trade versus human rights - should we be squeamish about dealing with repressive regimes?
Rosie Campbell asks Professor James Tilley why getting old changes our politics.
Hardeep Singh Kohli wonders if we have had enough of professional politicians.
Lord McCluskey argues ultimate responsibility for legislation lies with Parliament.
Neil MacGregor considers the state of human rights - with a David Hockney print.
How has the digital world changed the way opinions are voiced and shaped?
Edward Stourton chairs a debate on issues surrounding human dignity.
Joan Bakewell meets Reform Judaism's new Movement Rabbi, Laura Janner-Klausner.
Emily Maitlis considers the history of women and public speaking.
Melvyn Bragg discusses politics and morality with Gore Vidal and Alan Clarke.
Michael Buerk presents combative, provocative and engaging debate.
Combative, provocative and engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk.
Michael Rosen explores the new wave of public-speaking events including Ignite and TED.
Should we expect our leaders to moral exemplars? Engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk.
Arthur Smith searches for the best and worst after-dinner speeches in history.
David Bramwell sets out to prove that anyone can be a good public speaker.
The newspaper columnist Steve Richards goes on stage with 'pro-politics comedy'
A week used to be a long time in politics. But today, an hour can feel like an eon.
Alistair Cooke recalls President Lyndon Johnson’s struggle to create Medicare.
How evolutionary biology shapes policy on welfare reform, immigration and bankers' pay.
Alistair Cooke reflects on the opinion poll discoveries of George H Gallup.