Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC's flagship annual lecture series
Brian Cox on Robert Oppenheimer
Grayson Perry on Nikolaus Pevsner
Angela Stent on George Kennan
War and Humanity
Margaret MacMillan asks if war is an essential part of being human.
Fearing and Loving: Making Sense of the Warrior
Margaret MacMillan explores our complex relationship with the people who go to war.
Civilians and War
Margaret MacMillan examines the role of civilians as supporters and victims of conflict.
Managing the Unmanageable
Margaret MacMillan assesses attempts to constrain and justify conflict.
War's Fatal Attraction
Margaret MacMillan examines how we remember and represent war in art.
2019: Jonathan Sumption
1/5. Law's Expanding Empire
Jonathan Sumption argues that the law is taking over the space once occupied by politics
2/5. In Praise of Politics
Jonathan Sumption explains how democracy can accommodate opposing opinions and interests
3/5. Human Rights and Wrongs
Jonathan Sumption argues that courts have usurped power via human rights law
4/5. Rights and the Ideal Constitution
Jonathan Sumption assess the pros and cons of written and unwritten constitutions
5/5. Shifting the Foundations
Jonathan Sumption argues against Britain adopting a written constitution
Philip Dodd is in conversation with American author James Ellroy.
Brown Girl Do it Too
Mobeen joins forces with the girls from Brown Girl Do It Too to bust taboos around sex.
Sir John Eliot Gardiner: Restoring early music
Classical conductor John Eliot Gardiner brings a 275 year old Handel work to a new stage
Sarah Brett with late night discussion on the issues and stories that matter to you.
John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Orchestra
Lloyd Coleman gets alongside legendary classical conductor John Eliot Gardiner