The Forum

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

How a teenager fought to save France
From The Tower of Babel and the Hanging Gardens to why there are 60 minutes in an hour
Aesop and the Fables May 28, 2020
A black slave wrote 700 animal tales in Ancient Greece. Why are they still best sellers?
How colour affects our mood and thoughts
Who made a fortune and who was crushed in the rush for gold in California in 1849?
An exceptionally talented musician who always stood her ground
The last global pandemic and what it can tell us about tackling Covid-19 .
The mapmaker who defined the modern world
A pianist and activist who fought for women’s votes and better lives
The Japanese literary giant of the early 20th Century
Exploring how an Ancient Greek school of thought has resonated through the ages
The Italian Baroque artist who's become a hero for modern-day feminists
How did the idea of systematically training dogs for the blind originate?
Brazil's visionary architect and leading pioneer of modernism
The life and legacy of the man who became ‘the Father of Africa’
The life and work of a remarkable 18th-century polymath
Man v mosquito Feb. 20, 2020
How humans have waged war against the mosquito for thousands of years
The magic of bronze Feb. 13, 2020
The stories behind some of the world's greatest masterpieces in bronze
The prodigious talent and restless life of Tang dynasty's literary rebel
The story behind the beautiful bust and the powerful woman it represents