The Forum

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

What makes the legend of Dido so appealing to the arts and beyond?
Exploring the life of a man who campaigned for disenfranchised people around the world
A brief history of how we tell the time
Teasing and thought provoking: the works of the Argentinian master of pithy stories
How a nineteenth century Quaker philanthropist shook up the prison system
Investigating how a thriving African American community was razed to the ground
Georgia’s most iconic female sovereign
Who were the Huguenots? Sept. 10, 2020
The myths and mysteries surrounding French protestant refugees
Exploring the 200 year campaign to wipe out a killer disease
A free-spirited woman whose pithy words challenged social norms
Exploring the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt
Celebrating the author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles
Why did the once mighty Rome crumble and fall to invaders in 476AD?
How an artist changed our way of seeing
Tolstoy: War and Peace July 23, 2020
An epic sweep of war and love and family life set in 19th century Russia
The man who in the 14th Century made English a language fit for literature
Up close with tango July 9, 2020
The dance that seduced the world
Choosing dead heroes from the battlefield, to fight with Odin in the apocalyptic Ragnarok
Luxuries and everyday goods that travelled West and East
The writer who became the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize