Fiona Reynolds and Simon Thurley discuss planning and power pressures on rural areas. Read more
Controlling the Countryside
Fiona Reynolds and Simon Thurley discuss planning and power pressures on rural areas.
Who's Got Hold of Children's Imaginations?
Authors Patrick Ness and Professor Charles Fernyhough discuss children's imaginations.
Boneless, Bloodaxe and Hairy Breeches: What Did the Vikings Ever Do for Us?
Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough on the power battles between Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings.
The Real Game of Thrones: Power in 15th-Century England
Sarah Peverley explores shifts in royal power during the Wars of the Roses.
False Conception: Female Sexuality in Victorian England
New Generation Thinker Fern Riddell discusses women's rights activist Annie Besant.
Breeding the Mongrel: Language Wars in Early Modern England
John Gallagher on how 16th and 17th-century global travellers shaped English speech.
In Search of Ecstasy
Jules Evans explores rationalists' suspicions about states of high elation.
Wombs on Legs? Science Fiction and the Control of Reproduction
Sarah Dillon explores roles for women in science fiction and asks if the genre is sexist.
Autobiographical Memory and Contemporary Fiction
Alice Hall explores the effect of blogs, YouTube and phone apps on telling life stories.
Science and Sensibility
Gregory Tate asks what controls humans: rational thought or unconscious emotion.
Rebecca Steinfeld investigates the place of religious traditions involving genital cutting
Therapy Versus Prayer
Christopher Harding explores religion and counselling in Japan and the UK.
Why Are Maps Still So Powerful?
A discussion asking if maps can reveal too much and how they direct our thinking.
Are Audiences Killing Culture?
Matthew Sweet presents a debate asking if the arts are leading or following public taste.
What's Eating You?
Authors Lionel Shriver and Val Curtis ask if we are too obsessed with food and body image.
Whose Strife Is It Anyway?
Who has the right to depict the experiences of the powerless? Rana Mitter chairs a debate.
Director Penny Woolcock talks to Samira Ahmed about working in opera and film.
No Such Thing As Elis and John
No Such Thing As A Fish and Elis James & John Robins chat podcasting with Amanda and Luke.
Charli Howard considers whether to boycott - or not to boycott - the fashion industry.
Why We Need New News
Research on reporting hangings, assassinations & propaganda from the Being Human Festival
Are the arts saving Margate?
Investigating regeneration and gentrification in the new arts hub.
The Mill on the Floss
Celebrating George Eliot with readings from Fiona Shaw