Ernie Rea and guests discuss whether Britain is now a post-secular society.
Ernie Rea discusses the basis of morality and meaning of life without reference to God.
Nobel Prize-winning chemist Sir Harry Kroto chooses the philosopher Benedict Spinoza.
Sarah Dunant looks through history to understand apparently irrational behaviour.
David Cannadine argues that history misses vital accounts of religious tolerance.
Allan Little discusses the Enlightenment's relevance for countries outside the west.
Michael Goldfarb tells the story of Dutch philosopher Benedict Spinoza.
Edward Said considers how far an intellectual should participate in the public sphere.
Nikolaus Pevsner considers the 'Englishness' of the artist William Hogarth.
Edward Said explores the role of intellectuals from different cultures and backgrounds.
What is Liberalism? And did it die in 2016 as both left and right wing media claim?
Neil MacGregor concludes his series on shared beliefs with a look to the future and hope.
Neil MacGregor on societies who banished religion, from revolutionary France to the USSR.
Naomi Alderman's story is of Lucretius, sheep and atoms
Reverend Norman explores who the 'Ministers of Change' are in society.
Edward Said examines amateur intellectuals and their influence on society.
Combative, provocative and engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk.
Gavin Haynes explores the rebirth of classical liberalism online.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the Dutch, Jewish and Christian Philosopher, Baruch Spinoza.
Melvyn Bragg examines the role of British thinkers in the 18th century Enlightenment.
Melvyn Bragg examines the emergence and impact of the Scottish Enlightenment.
Monty Don presents the second of two special programmes recorded at the Hay Festival.
Nick Cohen argues the liberal left is failing Muslims fighting inequality in the community
Maria Margaronis explores what lies behind the trans revolution.
Melvyn Bragg looks at the politics behind the rise of religious freedom in England.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the role played by women in Enlightenment science.