Linda explores the disparities between the north and south in terms of wealth and living.
Is England's North/South divide shifting?
Professor Dame Julia Higgins shares her passion for polymers with Jim Al-Khalili.
Anne McElvoy charts the rise of Chartism in the mid-19th century.
Paul Morley reading from his book 'The North (and Almost Everything in It)'.
Melvyn Bragg on the radical north, from the Peterloo Massacre to the suffragettes.
The history of the formation of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy.
Melvyn Bragg travels to Oxford, where the young Christopher Wren and friends experimented.
How Newton tested the lines between government-funded research and public access.
The 19th century blooms scientifically with numerous alternative, specialist societies.
The more discreet role played by the Society in the 20th century.
How do the repeated patterns of change in the data explain the way women's lives changed?