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Proms Plus: The Wanderer
Lauren Elkin & Seán Williams discuss why walking is an inspiration for writers.
Proms Plus: Landscape
Horatio Clare and Testament discuss landscape’s power to inspire writers
Proms Plus: Sacrifice
Why the bible story of Jephtha caused more controversy than your average burnt offering.
Proms Plus: Letters
Ruth Ware and Shaun Usher discuss letter writing in the 21st century
Revisit Anxiety, Teenagers, University and Leaving Home
Psychologist Stephen Briers, student Ceyda Uzun and Durham Univeristy's Caroline Dower
Proms Plus: Witches & Witchcraft
Professor Suzannah Lipscomb and Dr Thomas Waters in discussion with Dr Fern Riddell
New Thinking: Fashion, AI and Sustainability
The Future Fashion Factory and changing our attitude to #fastfashion. Plus AI and colours
Tolerance, censorship and free speech.
Susan Neiman, Ursula Owen & Christopher Hampton join Anne McElvoy.
Landmark: Susan Sontag's Against Interpretation
Lauren Elkin, Lisa Appignanesi and Ben Moser on Susan Sontag's 1966 essay collection.
Back to the '80s
Alexei Sayle and Adam Mars Jones join Matthew Sweet to revisit '80s film, tv and music
Comedian Sofie Hagen, Colombian novelist Héctor Abad & Isabel Hardman join Shahidha Bari.
Surveillance, Conspiracy, and Secrets from the Archives
Matthew Sweet on surveillance capitalism, The Third Man, and Stieg Larsson's obsessions
From The Spains to LatinX
Rana Mitter talks to Jason Webster, Ed Morales, Iain Sinclair and Iwona Blazwick.
New Thinking: Places of Poetry & The Colonial Countryside Project
Incl a Welsh castle w/ more Mughal Art than India's National Museum - a new UK poem map
Rebecca Solnit, Truth, National Poetry Day.
Who holds the power? The US activist and author Rebecca Solnit talks to Shahidha Bari.
The Frieze Masters Free Thinking Conversation about Art
Michael Govan Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art talks art with Philip Dodd
Modern Dutch Writing
Laurence Scott looks at the way Dutch writers are addressing history & contemporary life
Myth making, satire and Caryl Churchill
Monsters and myths in the art of Gerald Scarfe and Kiki Smith + Caryl Churchill's plays.
East Meets West
Orientalism now with Fatima Bhutto, Ziauddin Sardar, Tom Holland, and artist Inci Eviner.
2019 Booker Prize, The Power of Ancient Artefacts
Prehistory with Mike Pitts & Renee So, plus Alex Clark & Tinuke Craig
The Woolly Episode
From Sean the Sheep & Damien Hirst, to a knitted bikini.
Matthew Sweet on Chaplin's 1941 film and rising populism today.
Frieze Free Thinking Museums Debate
Museum directors from Asia and France join Anne McElvoy and an audience at RIBA.
New Thinking: First Encounters
Why we need to rethink the stories we tell of Columbus, Pocahontas & the English in India
What to Believe
Rana Mitter and guests have a look at the history of faith, doubt, economics and art.
Landmark: The Yorkshire Feminist Winifred Holtby
Matthew Sweet is joined by Rachel Reeves MP, Jane Thomas and Katie Cooper in Hull.
Writing Real Life from Brexit to Grenfell
Ali Smith, Jay Bernard and James Graham at the British Library with Matthew Sweet
Cars, Parking and Motorways
A discussion reflecting on automobiles, AI and the 60th anniversary of the M1 motorway.
Halloween. Ghost Stories
Haunting stories with Kirsty Logan, Jeremy Dyson & host Shahidha Bari
New Thinking: Rubble culture to techno in post-war Germany
Forgotten stories from cultural diplomats, British army bases and Berlin dancefloors
Matthew Sweet celebrates the classic TV sci-fi series with Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat