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Free Thinking: The Wolfson Prize
Rana Mitter is joined by the 6 shortlisted authors and an audience at the British Academy
The Surreal World of Alejandro Jodorowsky
Matthew Sweet talks to the Chilean French director Alejandro Jodorowsky and to critics
African Empire Stories
Petina Gappah & Sarah LeFanu on Livingstone, Kipling and Mary Kingsley in Africa
Genes, racism, ageing and evidence
Daniel Levitin on ageing & Adam Rutherford on race and genetics.
Japan Now 2020
Philip Dodd talks to Hiromi Ito, Tomoko Sawada, Yukiko Motoya, and Motoyuki Shibata
New Thinking: Everything to Everybody - Shakespeare for the people
Islam Issa hears how Adrian Lester and Ewan Fernie are taking Shakespeare to the people
How archictecture shapes society
Ricky Burdett, Liza Fior, Des Fitzgerald, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg Edwin Heathcote at LSE
Yolande Mukagasana - women writers to put back on the bookshelf
Zoe Norridge describes translating the testimony of a Rwandan survivor
Charlotte Smith - women writers to put back on the bookshelf
The Romantic poet who inspired Wordsworth is profiled by Sophie Coulombeau.
Margaret Oliphant - women writers to put back on the bookshelf
The Scottish writer whose comic heroine Miss Marjoribanks bucks 19th-century conventions
Lady Mary Wroth - women writer to put back on the bookshelf
The English Renaissance poet whose reputation at court was ruined by her writing.
Anne Enright + the value of gossip
Anne Enright discusses acting with Daisy Black, Emily Butterworth and Marie Le Conte.
New Thinking: Women in Virtual Reality
Hetta Howes learns how Sylvia Xueni Pan and Sarah Ellis are pushing the VR envelope
Shahidha Bari looks at the life and legacy of the 20th century polymath
Storm Jameson - women writers to put back on the bookshelf
Yorkshire-born writer with a European outlook who campaigned for World War Two refugees.
Jewish Identity in 2020
Howard Jacobson, Bari Weiss, Hadley Freeman, and Jonathan Freedland join Matthew Sweet.
How women have fought on the frontline from antiquity to the present day
Advertising & Artemisia
Considering how women have shaped art and advertising and new feminist writing in Korea.
Slebs: Warhol, Beaton and celebrity culture
Lisa Mullen, Caroline Frost and historian & podcast host Greg Jenner join Matthew Sweet
Does Growth Matter?
Is the economic future all about growth? Danny Dorling discusses Slowdown.
New Thinking: Science Fiction
Hetta Howes, Caroline Edwards & Amy Butt ask is science fiction the new realism?
From Roman sandals to trainers and stilettos - Shahidha Bari looks at the shoe trade
Contagion and Viruses
Matthew Sweet talks to John Dupré , Mark Honigsbaum, Lisa Mullen & Matt Adams
Mark Honigsbaum, Lisa Mullen, Riel Miller, Sarah Dillon & Rupert Read with Matthew Sweet
What's so great about EM Forster
Deborah Levy and Laurence Scott talk to Shahidha Bari about the English novelist's work.
How do we build a new masculinity ?
Sunil Gupta, CN Lester, Tom Shakespeare & Alona Pardo with Matthew Sweet
The Declaration Of Arbroath
Anne McElvoy and guests discuss the early medieval document and Scottish politics today
New Thinking: Wordsworth
Professors Sally Bushell & Simon Bainbridge talk to New Generation Thinker Sarah Jackson
From dance to prayer, knees ups to kneeling
Revisit: What does game playing teach us
From a Mesopotamian game to Scrabble, Shahidha Bari discusses competition and gaming.
New Thinking: Religion and ordinary lives
Tom Charlton looks for evidence of belief from samplers to children's scribbles in bibles