The Forum

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Discover world history, culture and ideas with today’s leading experts

The scientist who helped feed billions, and unleashed a new kind of death
Historical accounts of the notorious Roman emperor skew our interpretation of his legacy
The magical role of the mirror that's revealing ground-breaking secrets of the universe
Assessing the complex legacy of a man who campaigned for a United States of Africa
The speech that committed the USA to a 40-year struggle with the Soviet Union
A brilliant American journalist determined to live her life to the full
The origins of coins, paper money, shares and other financial instruments
The original Italian novel about the wooden puppet with the growing nose
The invention of numbers March 10, 2022
How numbers and counting shaped our world
Charting the highs and lows of the influential Dutch post-Impressionist painter
A charismatic musician who transformed classical concerts
Bridget Kendall explores a novel that gave rise to a new term in the English language
A brilliant Russian whose scientific discoveries helped to reshape European universities
The enigma of the Inca mountain retreat
The radical ideas of the 18th-century legal reformer Jeremy Bentham
The shiny red metal our lives depend on that has powered human development
How the queen of crime achieved her extraordinary success
Boudica, warrior queen Jan. 6, 2022
The Iron Age English warrior queen who led a rebellion against the Romans
Pulling back the curtain on the master of illusion
Safeguarding peace and wilderness with the Antarctic Treaty