Last of a new fantasy series, based on the iconic work of medieval Welsh mythology.
Mabinogi - Episode 5
A City is not a Park
Des Fitzgerald is a sociologist at Cardiff Uni. researching health, illness & cities
A City Is not a Park
What would happen if we covered the industrial fabric of our cities with plantlife?
Cooking and Eating God in Medieval Drama
Daisy Black conjures up images of breaking bread and cannibalism in mystery plays
Daisy Black conjures up images of breaking bread and cannibalism in mystery plays.
Why Trespassing Is the Right Way To Go
Ben Anderson looks at fights over land rights, access to nature & care of the environment
Why Trespassing Is the Right Way to Go
Ben Anderson on fights over land rights, access to nature and care of the environment.
Shopping Around the Baby Market
Gulzaar Barn asks questions about commercial surrogacy and the way we view our bodies.
Healthy eating Edwardian-style
Elsa Richardson on the diet guru who set up a Covent Garden cafe and sold health products.
New Generation Thinkers 2019
Marble, Muscle and Manly Bodies in the 18th Century
Sarah Goldsmith on how the C18th craze for weight lifting fed into ideas about masculinity
Who Wrote Animal Farm?
Lisa Mullen looks at the contribution of Orwell's wife Eileen to his writing.
Should Salman Rushdie Live and Let Die ?
What the BBFC archives tell us about censorship debates & a film depicting Salman Rushdie.
The Ottoman Empire, Power and the Sea
Michael Talbot tells stories of Turkish raiders, sea patrols and midwater borders.
Where Do Human Rights Come From?
Dafydd Mills Daniel looks at links between the UN, Richard III and Disney's Jiminy Cricket
Behold the Man
Christ Crowned With Thorns by Dirk Bouts
At the National Gallery, Sikh writer Sathnam Sanghera encounters the suffering Christ.
Christ Before Pilate by the Master of Cappenberg
At the National Gallery, writer Kit de Waal reflects on Pilate’s dilemma.
Christ as the Man of Sorrows by Jacobello del Bonomo
At the National Gallery, Muslim journalist Abdul-Rehman Malik discovers a brown Christ.
The Crucifixion by the Master of Delft
At the National Gallery, writer Sheila Hayman views a life-affirming Crucifixion scene.
The Incredulity of St Thomas by Guercino
Nigerian novelist Chibundu Onuzo contemplates doubting Thomas at the National Gallery.
An Officer and a Swimming Pool: How I decided to Travel Blind
Adventures travelling blind in both 21st and 19th centuries.
Why There are 300 Seconds in a Blind Minute
Sight Seeing? Or Hear Listening
The Importance of Imagination
Under the Influence
Jon Boden on the influence of apocalyptic science-fiction on him as a folk singer.
New Generation Thinkers
Philip Roscoe asks whether our expectations of the lone entrepreneur are unrealistic.
Emma Rice reveals the influences that stamp her work as a theatre director.
Parallels and Paradoxes
Shahidha Bari examines the ideas behind the founding of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.
Shobana Jeyasingh on how different dance traditions inform her choreography.
Light in the Dark
Alexandra Harris explores the history of artificial light through literary sources.
Photographer and artist Tom Hunter on the impact that Vermeer has had on his work.
Looking beyond the Dead
Zoe Norridge ask why photos of Africa fix perceptions of the continent at its worst times.
Indian-born choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh reflects on the influences shaping her dances.
The Canon of Comics
Jon Adams compares the work of modern comic book enthusiasts to ancient biblical scholars.
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Swindon Spring Festival
Rebecca Rooney sits in. Matt Holland is the man behind the new festival.
Introducing the 2019 New Generation Thinkers
From techno music in Berlin to the Glasgow ‘rag trade’, and divisive dams to fake news.
Mobeen Azhar explores the school-to-prison pipeline theory.
John Sugar explores the history of magic and the impact the internet has on magic.