In Our Time

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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas, people and events that have shaped our world.

Alcuin Jan. 30, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the scholar who revived learning for its own sake in C8th
Solar Wind Jan. 23, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss solar wind, from auroras to the edge of the solar system.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Paris under Prussian siege and then under the Commune
Catullus Jan. 9, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the poems of Catullus from the late Roman Republic
Tutankhamun Dec. 26, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb and what that revealed
Auden Dec. 19, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss WH Auden's life and his poetry from the 1930s.
Coffee Dec. 12, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of coffee and its impact
Lawrence of Arabia Dec. 5, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Lawrence of Arabia for this year's Listener Week
Li Shizhen Nov. 28, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the heights of medical knowledge under the Ming dynasty
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the most powerful woman in the C12th Kingdom of Jerusalem
Crime and Punishment Nov. 14, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Dostoevsky's novel. The hero thinks he's above the law....
The Treaty of Limerick Nov. 7, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the treaty ending the Williamite War in Ireland in 1691
Hybrids Oct. 31, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how parents from different species can reproduce
Robert Burns Oct. 24, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the poetry, ideas and life of Robert Burns (1759-1796).
The Time Machine Oct. 17, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the science and ideas in HG Wells' story of time travel.
Rousseau on Education Oct. 10, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Jean-Jacques Rousseau's ideas on the education of children
Dorothy Hodgkin Oct. 3, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the winner of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
The Rapture Sept. 26, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the idea that believers will vanish from the world.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss why Napoleon's apparent victory turned to defeat in 1812.
Free Will (Summer Repeat) Sept. 12, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss free will.