The Forum

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

The multi-layered masterpiece by Miguel de Cervantes
Algae: Slime life Dec. 9, 2021
The evolution of life’s original alchemists
The original Goths Dec. 2, 2021
How did a Germanic tribe come to inspire an architectural style and a global subculture?
An intrepid sea captain who commanded daring naval attacks with her own fleet of ships
The 19th-Century polymath who popularised science for generations of readers
The Malayan Emergency Nov. 11, 2021
One of the earliest Cold War conflicts in Asia
Dostoevsky’s study of terrorism and poisoned ideals in pre-revolutionary Russia
A focus on spectacles Oct. 28, 2021
Looking at the history of an invention many of us take for granted
The 19th Century French actress who defined modern celebrity
The complex and sometimes shocking story of the diamond industry throughout history
The story of Evita Oct. 7, 2021
The life, work and remarkable afterlife of Eva Peron
Sushi originally started in East Asia as a means of preserving fish
How her influence as a writer extends across the globe
The 4,000-year history of the mathematical operations that now govern our daily lives.
The origins and early years of making the guitar electric
The radical, convention-breaking plays of an architect of modern 20th century theatre
When might we send humans to one of our closest neighbours in our solar system?
The romantic works and tragic life of a noble writer from Sumatra
One man's intrepid quest to revive ancient navigation
A 20th century master of the psychological thriller