King Cnut the Great ruled much of northern Europe a millennium ago
Cnut: England's Viking king
The Bhagavad Gita: A guide to spiritual wisdom
The metaphysical and philosophical manual for Hindus and non-Hindus alike
James Watt: The power of steam
How the Scottish engineer's ingenuity transformed industry
Hugh Masekela: The iconic South African musician
Looking back at the life and career of the South African musician and activist
Kafka's The Metamorphosis: A man turns into a monstrous bug
A man transforms into a kind of huge vermin overnight – Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis
Leeuwenhoek: The fabric seller who discovered bacteria
The life and work of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the Dutch pioneer of microscopy
The Spartans: Ancient Greece’s fighting machine
The warriors famed for their discipline, fearless self-sacrifice and brutality
Nineteen Eighty-Four: Orwell's dystopian classic
Why George Orwell's novel remains topical 70 years after publication
Coco Chanel: French style icon
Exploring the rags to riches life story of the French fashion designer
Andy Warhol: The prince of Pop Art
Exploring the life and work of artist Andy Warhol
Imhotep: The Man behind the Mummy
Uncovering the identity of the bandaged villain of Hollywood legend
The Soviet Union
War and the Soviet economy from 1920 – 1940
Christian Carlisle takes an in depth look at the rich musical heritage of the region.
The death of Brazil's Getulio Vargas
How the influential Brazilian leader took his own life rather than submit to the military
War and the French Economy from 1920 – 1940.
Capgras: the 'Illusion of Doubles'
Clincial psychologist Daniel Freeman explores cases of delusion.