The Forum

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

The painful early roots of a profession we all rely on
The life of perhaps the greatest social reformer in 20th-century India
Different strokes for different folks, embracing the story of swimming around the world
An influential 20th-century thinker who identified what motivates us
The collection of folk songs and poetry that articulated Finnish independence
An outspoken nun who was also a daring poet
A history of sea creature folklore from around the world
The enigma at the centre of ancient Greek religion
The charismatic freed slave who was the true embodiment of French Revolutionary ideals
The French social activist, feminist and playwright who was executed at the guillotine
The life and work of a pioneering Swiss microbiologist
Famous hats in history Dec. 31, 2020
The uses and meanings of headwear from prehistory to today
Transcendental music from the Caucasus
An ancient state in the Horn of Africa that is famed for its monumental stelae structures
Exploring the life of a woman whose voice still captivates people across the Middle East
The adventurous life of the much-loved French novelist
We explore the system of writing that developed 5,000 years ago in Ancient Mesopotamia
How the machine pioneered by 15th Century entrepreneur Johannes Gutenberg changed history
The story of Henrietta Lacks who unwittingly left behind an extraordinary medical legacy
The life and work of the father of modern education