List of In Our Time programmes

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In Our Time is a discussion programme on the history of ideas; it has been hosted since 1998 by Melvyn Bragg on BBC Radio 4 in the United Kingdom.

2014–2015[edit]

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4 December 2014 Zen TBA[1]
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27 November 2014 Franz Kafka Elizabeth Boa,[1] Emeritus Professor of German, University of Nottingham[2]
Steve Connor,[2] Professor of English, Peterhouse, Cambridge[2]
Ritchie Robertson,[3] Taylor Professor of the German Language and Literature, The Queen's College, Oxford[2]
20 November 2014 Aesop Pavlos Avlamis,[4] Faculty of Classics Research Lecturer, Trinity College, Oxford,[3]
Dr Lucy Grig,[5] Senior Lecturer in Roman History at the University of Edinburgh,[3]
Simon Goldhill,[6] Professor of Greek Literature and Culture, Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at King's College, Cambridge[3]
13 November 2014 Brunel Julia Elton,[7] Past President of the Newcomen Society,[4]
Dr Ben Marsden,[8] Senior Lecturer, School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, University of Aberdeen,[4]
Crosbie Smith,[9] Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Kent[4]
06 November 2014 Hatshepsut Elizabeth Frood,[10] Associate Professor of Egyptology; Fellow of St Cross College the University of Oxford,[5]
Kate Spence,[11] Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Cambridge,[5]
Campbell Price, Curator of Department of Egypt & Syria, Manchester Museum (The University of Manchester)[5]
30 October 2014 Nuclear Fusion Philippa Browning,[12] Professor of Astrophysics, Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester[6]
Steve Cowley,[13] Professor in Plasma Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Physics Imperial College, London[6]
Justin Wark,[14] Professor of Physics, University of Oxford[6]
23 October 2014 The Haitian Revolution Kate Hodgson,[15] Doctor of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, University of Liverpool[7]
Tim Lockley,[16] School of Comparative American Studies, University of Warwick[7]
Dr Karen Salt,[17] Research Fellow at School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, University of Aberdeen[7]
16 October 2014 Rudyard Kipling Howard Booth,[18] Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of Manchester[8]
Professor Daniel Karlin,[19] Research Fellow in English, Winterstoke Professor of English, University of Bristol[8]
Jan Montefiore,[20] Professor of 20th Century English Literature, University of Kent[8]
9 October 2014 The Battle of Talas Hilde de Weerdt,[21] Professor of Chinese History at Leiden University,[8]
Michael Höckelmann,[22] British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at King's College London,[8]
Hugh Kennedy,[23] Professor of Arabic at SOAS, University of London.[8]
2 October 2014 Julius Caesar Christopher Pelling,[24] Regius Professor of Greek at the University of Oxford,[9]
Catherine Steel,[25] Professor of Classics at the University of Glasgow,[9]
Maria Wyke,[26] Professor of Latin at University College London.[9]
25 September 2014 . . . e Colva Roney-Dougal,[27] Reader in Pure Mathematics at the University of St Andrews,[10]
June Barrow-Green,[28] Senior Lecturer in the History of Maths at the Open University,[10]
Vicky Neale,[29] Whitehead Lecturer at the Mathematical Institute and Balliol College, Oxford.[10]

2013–2014[edit]

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10 July 2014 The Sun Carolin Crawford,[30] Fellow of Emmanuel College, Professor of Astronomy at Gresham College Cambridge,[11]
Yvonne Elsworth,[31] Professor of Helioseismology, Poynting Professor of Physics at the University of Birmingham.[11]
Louise Harra,[32] Professor of solar physics at Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL[11]
3 July 2014 Mrs Dalloway Dame Hermione Lee,[33] President of Wolfson College, Oxford[12]
Dr Jane Goldman,[34] Reader in English Literature at the University of Glasgow[12]
Dr Kathryn Simpson,[35] Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Cardiff Metropolitan University.[12]
26 June 2014 Hildegard of Bingen Miri Rubin,[36] Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History and Head of the School of History at Queen Mary, University of London,[13]
William Flynn,[37] Lecturer in Medieval Latin at the University of Leeds,[13]
Dr Almut Suerbaum,[38] Lecturer in German, Fellow of Somerville at the University of Oxford[13]
19 June 2014 The Philosophy of Solitude Melissa Lane,[39] Professor of Politics at Princeton University[14]
Simon Blackburn,[40] Fellow of University of Cambridge[14]
John Haldane,[41] Professor of Philosophy at University of St Andrews[14]
12 June 2014 Robert Boyle Simon Schaffer,[42] Professor the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge,[15]
Michael Hunter,[43] Professor at the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck College, University of London[15]
Anna Marie Roos,[44] Senior Lecturer in Faculty of Media Humanities and Performance at the University of Lincoln.[15]
5 June 2014 The Bluestockings Karen O'Brien,[45] Professor of English Literature at King's College London,[16]
Dr Elizabeth Eger,[46] Reader at King's College London[16]
Nicole Pohl,[47] Reader in Early Modern Literature and Critical Theory at Oxford Brookes University[16]
29 May 2014 The Talmud Philip Alexander,[48] Professor of Post-Biblical Jewish Literature at the University of Manchester[17]
Norman Solomon,[49] Rabbi,[17]
Laliv Clenman,[50] Lecturer in Rabbinic Literature at Leo Baeck College.[17]
22 May 2014 The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Charles Melville,[51] Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge[18]
Daniel Karlin,[52] Winterstoke Professor of English at the University of Bristol[18]
Kirstie Blair,[53] Professor at the University of Stirling[18]
15 May 2014 Photosynthesis Sandra Knapp,[54] the Natural History Museum, London,[19]
Nick Lane,[55] at University College London,[19]
John F Allen,[56] Professor of Biochemistry at Queen Mary, University of London.[19]
8 May 2014 Second Sino-Japanese War Rana Mitter,[57] Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China; Fellow of St Cross College University of Oxford,[20]
Barak Kushner,[58] University of Cambridge,[20]
Tehyun Ma,[59] Lecturer in Chinese History at University of Exeter.[20]
1 May 2014 The Tale of Sinuhe Richard B. Parkinson,[60] Professor of Egyptology and Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford,[21]
Roland Enmarch,[61] Senior Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool,[21]
Aidan Dodson,[62] Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Bristol.[21]
24 April 2014 Tristram Shandy Judith Hawley,[63] Royal Holloway, University of London,[22]
John Mullan,[64] University College London,[22]
Mary Newbould,[65] University of Cambridge.[22]
17 April 2014 The Domesday Book Stephen Baxter,[66] Reader in Medieval History at King's College London,[23]
Elisabeth van Houts,[67] Honorary Professor of Medieval European History at the University of Cambridge,[23]
David Bates,[68] Professorial Fellow in Medieval History at the University of East Anglia.[23]
10 April 2014 Strabo's Geographica Paul Cartledge,[69] A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge,[24]
Maria Pretzler,[70] Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at Swansea University,[24]
Benet Salway,[71] Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at University College London,[24]
3 April 2014 States of Matter Andrea Sella,[72] Professor of Materials and Inorganic Chemistry at University College London,[25]
Athene Donald,[73] Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Cambridge,[25]
Justin Wark,[74] Professor of Physics and Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford[25]
27 March 2014 Weber's The Protestant Ethic Peter Ghosh,[75] Fellow in History at St Anne's College, Oxford[26]
Sam Whimster,[76] Honorary Professor in Sociology at the University of New South Wales[26]
Linda Woodhead,[77] Professor of Sociology of Religion at Lancaster University.[26]
20 March 2014 Bishop Berkeley Peter Millican,[78] Gilbert Ryle Fellow and Professor of Philosophy at Hertford College, Oxford,[27]
Tom Stoneham,[79] Professor of Philosophy at the University of York,[27]
Michela Massimi,[80] Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Science at the University of Edinburgh.[27]
13 March 2014 The Trinity Janet Soskice, Professor of Philosophical Theology at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge,[28]
Martin Palmer, Director of the International Consultancy on Religion, Education, and Culture,[28]
The Reverend Graham Ward, Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford and a Canon of Christ Church.[28]
6 March 2014 Spartacus Mary Beard,[81] Professor of Classics Newnham College, Cambridge[29]
Maria Wyke,[82] Professor of Latin, co-director of the Centre for Research into the Dynamics of Civilisation, University College London[29]
Theresa Urbainczyk,[83] Associate Professor of Classics (Scoil na gClasaicí UCD), University College Dublin[29]
27 February 2014 The Eye Dr Patricia Fara,[84] Senior Tutor and Director of Studies Clare College, Cambridge[30]
William Ayliffe,[85] FRCS PhD, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Lister Hospital, London, Professor at Gresham College[30]
Robert Iliffe[86], Professor of Intellectual History and History of Science, University of Sussex.[30]
20 February 2014 Social Darwinism Adam Kuper,[87] Centennial Professor of Anthropology at the LSE, University of London[31]
Gregory Radick,[88] Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds,[31]
Charlotte Sleigh,[89] Reader in the History of Science at the University of Kent[31]
13 February 2014 Chivalry Miri Rubin,[90] Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary University of London,[32]
Matthew Strickland,[91] Professor at School of Humanities / Sgoil nan Daonnachdan, University of Glasgow,[32]
Dr Laura Ashe,[92] University Lecturer and Tutorial Fellow Worcester College, University of Oxford[32]
6 February 2014 The Phoenicians Mark Woolmer,[93] at Durham University[33]
Josephine Quinn,[94] Martin Frederiksen Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, Worcester College, Oxford,[33]
Cyprian Broodbank,[95] at University College London.[33]
30 January 2014 Catastrophism Andrew Scott,[96] Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow in the Department of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London,[34]
Jan Zalasiewicz,[97] Senior Lecturer in Geology at the University of Leicester,[34]
Leucha Veneer,[98] Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Manchester[34]
23 January 2014 Sources of Early Chinese History Roel Sterckx,[99] Joseph Needham Professorship of Chinese History, Science, and Civilization at the University of Cambridge,[35]
Tim Barrett (academic),[100] Professor of East Asian History at SOAS, University of London,[35]
Hilde de Weerdt,[101] Professor of Chinese History at Leiden University,[35]
16 January 2014 The Battle of Tours Hugh N. Kennedy,[102] Professor of Arabic at SOAS, University of London,[36]
Rosamond McKitterick,[103] Professor of Medieval History, University of Cambridge,[36]
Matthew Innes,[104] Vice Master and Professor of History, Birkbeck, University of London[36]
3 January 2014 Plato's Symposium Angie Hobbs,[105] Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield,[37]
Richard L. Hunter,[106] Regius Professor of Greek at the University of Cambridge,[37]
Frisbee Sheffield,[107] Director of Studies in Philosophy at Christ's College, Cambridge.[37]
26 December 2013 The Medici Evelyn Welch,[108] Professor of Renaissance Studies at King's College London,[38]
Robert Black,[109] Professor of Renaissance History at the University of Leeds,[38]
Catherine Fletcher,[110] Lecturer in Public History at the University of Sheffield.[38]
19 December 2013 Complexity Ian Stewart,[111] Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick,[39]
Jeff Johnson,[112] Professor of Complexity Science and Design at the Open University,[39]
Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly,[113] Director of the Complexity Research Group at the London School of Economics.[39]
12 December 2013 Pliny the Younger

Catharine Edwards,[114] Professor of Classics and Ancient History at Birkbeck, University of London,[40]
Roy Gibson,[115] Professor of Latin at the University of Manchester,[40]
Alice König,[116] Lecturer in Latin and Classical Studies at the University of St Andrews.[40]

5 December 2013 Hindu Ideas of Creation Jessica Frazier,[117] Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Kent and a Research Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies at the University of Oxford.[41]
Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad,[118] Professor of Comparative Religion and Philosophy at Lancaster University.[41]
Gavin Flood,[119] Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion at the University of Oxford.[41]
28 November 2013 The Microscope Jim Bennett, Visiting Keeper at the Science Museum, London,[42]
Sir Colin Humphreys,[120] Professor of Materials Science and Director of Research at the University of Cambridge,[42]
Michelle Peckham,[121] Professor of Cell Biology at the University of Leeds.[42]
21 November 2013 Pocahontas Susan Castillo,[122] Harriet Beecher Stowe Emeritus Professor of American Studies at King's College London[43]
Tim Lockley,[123] Reader in American Studies at the University of Warwick,[43]
Jacqueline Fear-Segal, Reader in American History and Culture at the University of East Anglia.[43]
14 November 2013 The Tempest Jonathan Bate, Provost of Worcester College, Oxford,[44]
Erin Sullivan, Lecturer and Fellow at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham,[44]
Katherine Duncan-Jones, Emeritus Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford.[44]
7 November 2013 Ordinary Language Philosophy Stephen Mulhall, Professor of Philosophy at New College, Oxford,[45]
Ray Monk, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton,[45]
Julia Tanney, Reader in Philosophy of Mind at the University of Kent.[45]
31 October 2013 The Berlin Conference Richard Drayton, Rhodes Professor of Imperial History at King's College London,[46]
Richard Rathbone, Emeritus Professor of African History at SOAS, University of London,[46]
Joanna Lewis, Assistant Professor of Imperial History at the London School of Economics, University of London.[46]
24 October 2013 The Corn laws Lawrence Goldman, Fellow in Modern History at St Peter's College, Oxford,[47]
Boyd Hilton, Former Professor of Modern British History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge,[47]
Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, Reader in Political Science at the London School of Economics.[47]
17 October 2013 The Book of Common Prayer Diarmaid MacCulloch, Professor of the History of the Church at the University of Oxford,[48]
Alexandra Walsham, Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge,[48][49]
Martin Palmer, Director of the International Consultancy on Religion, Education, and Culture.[48]
10 October 2013 Galen Vivian Nutton, Emeritus Professor of the History of Medicine at University College London,[50]
Helen King, Professor of Classical Studies at the Open University,[50]
Dr Caroline Petit, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Classics at the University of Warwick.[50]
3rd Oct 2013 Exoplanets Carolin Crawford, Gresham Professor of Astronomy and a member of the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge,[51]
Don Pollacco, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Warwick,[51]
Suzanne Aigrain, Lecturer in Astrophysics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.[51]
26th Sept 2013 The Mamluks Amira Bennison, Reader in the History and Culture of the Maghrib at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge,[52]
Robert Irwin, Former Senior Research Associate in the Department of History at SOAS, University of London,[52]
Doris Behrens-Abouseif, Nasser D Khalili Professor of Islamic Art and Archaeology at SOAS, University of London.[52]
19th Sept 2013 Blaise Pascal David Wootton, Anniversary Professor of History at the University of York,[53]
Michael Moriarty, Drapers Professor of French at the University of Cambridge,[53]
Michela Massimi, Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Science at the University of Edinburgh.[53]

2012–2013[edit]

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4 July 2013 The Invention of Radio Simon Schaffer, Professor of the History of Science at the University of Cambridge,[54]
Elizabeth Bruton, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Leeds,[54]
John Liffen, Curator of Communications at the Science Museum, London.[54]
27 June 2013 Romance of the Three Kingdoms Frances Wood, Former Lead Curator of Chinese Collections at the British Library,[55]
Craig Clunas, Professor of the History of Art at the University of Oxford,[55]
Margaret Hillenbrand, University Lecturer in Modern Chinese Literature at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Wadham College.[55]
20 June 2013 The Physiocrats Richard Whatmore, Professor of Intellectual History & the History of Political Thought at the University of Sussex,[56]
Joel Felix, Professor of History at the University of Reading,[56]
Helen Paul, Lecturer in Economics and Economic History at the University of Southampton.[56]
13 June 2013 Prophecy Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the University of Edinburgh,[57]
Justin Meggitt, University Senior Lecturer in the Study of Religion and the Origins of Christianity at the University of Cambridge,[57]
Jonathan Stökl, Post-Doctoral Researcher at Leiden University.[57]
6 June 2013 Relativity Ruth Gregory, Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Durham University,[58]
Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge,[58]
Roger Penrose, Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford.[58]
30 May 2013 Queen Zenobia Edith Hall, Professor of Classics at King's College London,[59]
Kate Cooper, Professor of Ancient History at the University of Manchester,[59]
Richard Stoneman, Honorary Visiting Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter.[59]
23 May 2013 Lévi-Strauss Adam Kuper, Visiting Professor of Anthropology at Boston University,[60]
Christina Howells, Professor of French at Oxford University,[60]
Vincent Debaene, Associate Professor of French Literature at Columbia University.[60]
16 May 2013 Cosmic Rays Carolin Crawford, Gresham Professor of Astronomy and a member of the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge,[61]
Alan Watson, Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Leeds,[61]
Tim Greenshaw, Professor of Physics at the University of Liverpool.[61]
9 May 2013 Icelandic Sagas Carolyne Larrington, Fellow and Tutor in Medieval English Literature at St John's College, Oxford,[62]
Elizabeth Ashman Rowe, Lecturer in Scandinavian History at the University of Cambridge,[62]
Emily Lethbridge, Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies in Reykjavík.[62]
2 May 2013 Gnosticism Martin Palmer, Director of the International Consultancy on Religion, Education, and Culture,[63]
Caroline Humfress, Reader in History at Birkbeck College, University of London,[63]
Alastair Logan, Honorary University Fellow of the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Exeter.[63]
25 April 2013 Montaigne David Wootton, Anniversary Professor of History at York University,[64]
Terence Cave, Emeritus Professor of French Literature at the University of Oxford,[64]
Felicity Green, Chancellor's Fellow in History at the University of Edinburgh.[64]
18 April 2013 Putney Debates Justin Champion, Professor of the History of Early Modern Ideas at Royal Holloway, University of London,[65]
Ann Hughes, Professor of Early Modern History at Keele University,[65]
Kate Peters, Fellow in History at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.[65]
11 April 2013 Amazons Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at Cambridge University,[66]
Chiara Franceschini, Teaching Fellow at University College London and an Academic Assistant at the Warburg Institute,[66]
Caroline Vout, University Senior Lecturer in Classics and Fellow and Director of Studies at Christ's College, Cambridge.[66]
4 April 2013 Japan's Sakoku Period Richard Bowring, Emeritus Professor of Japanese Studies at the University of Cambridge,[67]
Andrew Cobbing, Associate Professor of History at the University of Nottingham,[67]
Rebekah Clements, Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at Imperial College London.[67]
28 March 2013 Water Hasok Chang, Hans Rausing Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge,[68]
Andrea Sella, Professor of Chemistry at University College London,[68]
Patricia Hunt, Research Fellow of Queens' College and Research Associate at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge.[68]
21 March 2013 Alfred Russel Wallace Steve Jones, Emeritus Professor of Genetics at University College London,[69]
George Beccaloni, Curator of Cockroaches and Related Insects and Director of the Wallace Correspondence Project at the Natural History Museum,[69]
Ted Benton, Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex.[69]
14 March 2013 Chekhov Catriona Kelly, Professor of Russian at the University of Oxford,[70]
Cynthia Marsh, Emeritus Professor of Russian Drama and Literature at the University of Nottingham,[70]
Rosamund Bartlett, Founding Director of the Anton Chekhov Foundation and former Reader in Russian at the University of Durham.[70]
7 March 2013 Absolute Zero Simon Schaffer, Professor of the History of Science at the University of Cambridge,[71]
Stephen Blundell, Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford,[71]
Nicola Wilkin, Lecturer in Theoretical Physics at the University of Birmingham.[71]
28 February 2013 Pitt Rivers Adam Kuper, Visiting Professor of Anthropology at Boston University,[72]
Richard Bradley, Professor in Archaeology at the University of Reading,[72]
Dan Hicks, University Lecturer & Curator of Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum at the University of Oxford.[72]
21 February 2013 Decline and Fall David Bradshaw, Professor of English Literature at Worcester College, Oxford,[73]
John Bowen, Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of York,[73]
Ann Pasternak Slater, Senior Research Fellow at St Anne's College, Oxford.[73]
14 February 2013 Ice Ages Jane Francis, Professor of Paleoclimatology at the University of Leeds,[74]
Richard Corfield, Research Fellow in Geology at the University of Oxford,[74]
Carrie Lear, Senior Lecturer in Palaeoceanography at Cardiff University.[74]
7 February 2013 Epicureanism Angie Hobbs, Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield,[75]
David Sedley, Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the University of Cambridge,[75]
James Warren, Reader in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Cambridge[75]
31 January 2013 The War of 1812 Kathleen Burk, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at University College London,[76]
Lawrence Goldman, Fellow in Modern History at St Peter's College, University of Oxford,[76]
Frank Cogliano, Professor of American History at the University of Edinburgh.[76]
24 January 2013 Romulus and Remus Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge,[77]
Peter Wiseman, Emeritus Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter,[77]
Tim Cornell, Emeritus Professor of Ancient History at the University of Manchester.[77]
17 January 2013 Comets Monica Grady, Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences at the Open University,[78]
Paul Murdin, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge,[78]
Don Pollacco, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Warwick.[78]
10 January 2013 Le Morte d'Arthur Helen Cooper, Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at the University of Cambridge,[79]
Helen Fulton, Professor of Medieval Literature and Head of Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York,[79]
Laura Ashe, CUF Lecturer and Tutorial Fellow at Worcester College at the University of Oxford.[79]
27 December 2012 The Cult of Mithras Greg Woolf, Professor of Ancient History at the University of St Andrews,[80]
Almut Hintze, Zartoshty Professor of Zoroastrianism at SOAS, University of London,[80]
John North, Acting Director of the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London.[80]
20 December 2012 The South Sea Bubble Anne Murphy, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Hertfordshire,[81]
Helen Paul, Lecturer in Economics and Economic History at the University of Southampton,[81]
Roey Sweet, Head of the School of History at the University of Leicester.[81]
13 December 2012 Shahnameh of Ferdowsi Narguess Farzad, Senior Fellow in Persian at SOAS, University of London,[82]
Charles Melville, Professor of Persian History at Pembroke College, Cambridge,[82]
Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, Curator of Middle Eastern Coins at the British Museum.[82]
6 December 2012 Bertrand Russell AC Grayling, Master of the New College of the Humanities and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford,[83]
Mike Beaney, Professor of Philosophy at the University of York,[83]
Hilary Greaves, Lecturer in Philosophy and Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford.[83]
29 November 2012 Crystallography Judith Howard, Director of the Biophysical Sciences Institute and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Durham,[84]
Chris Hammond, Life Fellow in Material Science at the University of Leeds,[84]
Mike Glazer, Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford and Visiting Professor of Physics at the University of Warwick.[84]
22 November 2012 The Borgias Evelyn Welch, Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London,[85]
Catherine Fletcher, Lecturer in Public History at the University of Sheffield,[85]
Christine Shaw, Honorary Research Fellow at Swansea University.[85]
15 November 2012 Simone Weil Beatrice Han-Pile, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Essex,[86]
Stephen Plant, Runcie Fellow and Dean of Trinity Hall at the University of Cambridge,[86]
David Levy, Teaching Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.[86]
8 November 2012 The Upanishads Jessica Frazier, Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Kent and a Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies at the University of Oxford,[87]
Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, Professor of Comparative Religion and Philosophy at Lancaster University,[87]
Simon Brodbeck, Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Cardiff.[87]
01 November 2012 The Anarchy John Gillingham, Emeritus Professor of History at the London School of Economics and Political Science,[88]
Louise Wilkinson, Reader in Medieval History at Canterbury Christ Church University,[88]
David Carpenter, Professor of Medieval History at King's College London.[88]
25 October 2012 Fermat's Last Theorem Marcus du Sautoy, Professor of Mathematics & Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford,[89]
Vicky Neale, Fellow and Director of Studies in Mathematics at Murray Edwards College at the University of Cambridge,[89]
Samir Siksek, Professor at the Mathematics Institute at the University of Warwick[89]
18 October 2012 Caxton and the Printing Press Richard Gameson, Professor of the History of the Book at the University of Durham,[90]
Julia Boffey, Professor of Medieval Studies in the English Department at Queen Mary, University of London,[90]
David Rundle, Member of the History Faculty at the University of Oxford[90]
11 October 2012 Hannibal Ellen O'Gorman, Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Bristol,[91]
Mark Woolmer, Senior Tutor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Durham,[91]
Louis Rawlings, Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at Cardiff University[91]
4 October 2012 Gerald of Wales Henrietta Leyser, Emeritus Fellow of St Peter's College, Oxford,[92]
Michelle Brown, Professor Emerita of Medieval Manuscript Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London,[92]
Huw Pryce, Professor of Welsh History at Bangor University[92]
27 September 2012 The Ontological Argument John Haldane Professor of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews,[93]
Peter Millican, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford,[93]
Clare Carlisle, Lecturer in Philosophy of religion at King's College London,[93]
20 September 2012 The Druids Barry Cunliffe, Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at the University of Oxford,[94]
Miranda Aldhouse-Green, Professor of Archaeology at Cardiff University,[94]
Justin Champion, Professor of the History of Early Modern Ideas at Royal Holloway, University of London[94]
13 September 2012 The Cell Steve Jones Professor of Genetics at University College London,[95]
Cathie Martin, MBE,[96] Group Leader at the John Innes Centre and Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia,[95]
Nick Lane, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London[95]

2011–2012[edit]

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12 July 2012 Hadrian's Wall Greg Woolf, Professor of Ancient History at the University of St Andrews[97]
David Breeze, Former Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments for Scotland and Visiting Professor of Archaeology at the University of Durham[97]
Lindsay Allason-Jones, Former Reader in Roman Material Culture at the University of Newcastle[97]
5 July 2012 Scepticism Peter Millican, Professor of Philosophy at Hertford College, Oxford,[98]
Melissa Lane, Professor of Politics at Princeton University,[98]
Jill Kraye, Professor of the History of Renaissance Philosophy and Librarian at the Warburg Institute, University of London.[98]
28 June 2012 Al-Kindi Hugh Kennedy, Professor of Arabic at SOAS, University of London,[99]
James Montgomery, Sir Thomas Adams's Professor of Arabic Elect at the University of Cambridge,[99]
Amira Bennison, Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge.[99]
21 June 2012 Annie Besant Lawrence Goldman, Fellow in Modern History at St Peter's College, Oxford,[100]
David Stack, Reader in History at the University of Reading,[100]
Yasmin Khan, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London.[100]
14 June 2012 James Joyce's Ulysses Steven Connor, Professor of Modern Literature and Theory at Birkbeck, University of London,[101]
Jeri Johnson, Senior Fellow in English at Exeter College, Oxford,[101]
Richard Brown, Reader in Modern English Literature at the University of Leeds.[101]
7 June 2012 King Solomon Martin Palmer, Director of the International Consultancy on Religion, Education, and Culture,[102]
Philip Alexander, Emeritus Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester,[102]
Katharine Dell, Senior Lecturer in Old Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge.[102]
31 May 2012 The Trojan War Edith Hall, Professor of Classics at King's College London,[103]
Ellen Adams, Lecturer in Classical Art and Archaeology at King's College London,[103]
Susan Sherratt, Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Sheffield.[103]
24 May 2012 Marco Polo Frances Wood, Lead Curator of Chinese Collections at the British Library,[104]
Joan Pau Rubies, Reader in International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science,[104]
Debra Higgs Strickland, Senior Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Glasgow.[104]
17 May 2012 Clausewitz and On War Saul David, Professor of War Studies at the University of Buckingham,[105]
Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of the History of War at the University of Oxford,[105]
Beatrice Heuser, Professor of International Relations at the University of Reading.[105]
10 May 2012 Game Theory Ian Stewart, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick,[106]
Andrew Colman, Professor of Psychology at the University of Leicester,[106]
Richard Bradley, Professor of Philosophy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.[106]
3 May 2012 Voltaire's Candide David Wootton, Anniversary Professor of History at the University of York,[107]
Nicholas Cronk, Professor of French Literature and Director of the Voltaire Foundation at the University of Oxford,[107]
Caroline Warman, Lecturer in French and Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford.[107]
26 April 2012 Battle of Bosworth Field Anne Curry, Professor of Medieval History and Dean of Humanities at the University of Southampton,[108]
Steven Gunn, Tutor and Fellow in Modern History at Merton College, Oxford,[108]
David Grummitt, Lecturer in British History at the University of Kent.[108]
19 April 2012 Neoplatonism Angie Hobbs, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Senior Fellow in the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Warwick,[109]
Peter Adamson, Professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at King's College London,[109]
Anne Sheppard, Professor of Ancient Philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London.[109]
12 April 2012 Early Geology Stephen Pumfrey, Senior Lecturer in the History of Science at Lancaster University,[110]
Andrew Scott, Professor of Applied Palaeobotany at Royal Holloway, University of London,[110]
Leucha Veneer, Research Associate at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Manchester.[110]
5 April 2012 George Fox and the Quakers Justin Champion, Professor of the History of Early Modern Ideas at Royal Holloway, University of London,[111]
John Coffey, Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Leicester,[111]
Kate Peters, Fellow in History at Murray Edwards College at the University of Cambridge.[111]
29 March 2012 The Measurement of Time Kristen Lippincott, Former Director of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich,[112]
Jim Bennett, Director of the Museum of the History of Science at the University of Oxford,[112]
Jonathan Betts, Senior Curator of Horology at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.[112]
22 March 2012 Moses Mendelssohn Christopher Clark, Professor of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge,[113]
Abigail Green, Tutor and Fellow in History at the University of Oxford,[113]
Adam Sutcliffe, Senior Lecturer in European History at King's College, London.[113]
15 March 2012 Vitruvius and De Architectura Serafina Cuomo, Reader in Roman History at Birkbeck, University of London,[114]
Robert Tavernor, Emeritus Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the London School of Economics,[114]
Alice Koenig, Lecturer in Latin and Classical Studies at the University of St Andrews.[114]
8 March 2012 Lyrical Ballads Judith Hawley, Professor of Eighteenth-Century Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London,[115]
Jonathan Bate, Provost of Worcester College, Oxford,[115]
Peter Swaab, Reader in English Literature at University College London.[115]
1 March 2012 Benjamin Franklin Simon Middleton, Senior Lecturer in American History at the University of Sheffield,[116]
Simon Newman, Sir Denis Brogan Professor of American History at the University of Glasgow,[116]
Patricia Fara, Senior Tutor at Clare College, Cambridge.[116]
23 February 2012 Conductors and Semiconductors Frank Close, Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford,[117]
Jenny Nelson, Professor of Physics at Imperial College London,[117]
Lesley Cohen, Professor of Solid State Physics at Imperial College London[117]
16 February 2012 The An Lushan Rebellion Frances Wood, Lead Curator of Chinese at the British Library,[118]
Naomi Standen, Professor of Medieval History at the University of Birmingham,[118]
Hilde de Weerdt, Fellow and Lecturer in Chinese History at Pembroke College, Oxford.[118]
9 February 2012 Erasmus Diarmaid MacCulloch, Professor of the History of the Church at the University of Oxford,[119]
Eamon Duffy, Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Cambridge,[119]
Jill Kraye, Professor of the History of Renaissance Philosophy and Librarian at the Warburg Institute, University of London[119]
2 February 2012 The Kama Sutra Julius Lipner, Professor of Hinduism and the Comparative Study of Religion at the University of Cambridge,[120]
Jessica Frazier, Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Kent and Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies,[120]
David Smith, Reader in South Asian Religions at the University of Lancaster[120]
26 January 2012 The Scientific method Simon Schaffer, Professor of the History of Science at the University of Cambridge,[121]
John Worrall, Professor of the Philosophy of Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science,[121]
Michela Massimi, Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Science at University College London.[121]
19 January 2012 1848: Year of Revolution Tim Blanning, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Cambridge,[122]
Lucy Riall, Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London,[122]
Mike Rapport, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Stirling.[122]
12 January 2012 The Safavid Dynasty Robert Gleave, Professor of Arabic Studies at the University of Exeter,[123]
Emma Loosley, Senior Lecturer at the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures at the University of Manchester,[123]
Andrew Newman, Reader in Islamic Studies and Persian at the University of Edinburgh.[123]
2–6 January 2012 The Written Word Documentary series
29 December 2011 Macromolecules Tony Ryan, Pro-Vice Chancellor for the Faculty of Science at the University of Sheffield,[124]
Athene Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Robinson College,[124]
Charlotte Williams, Reader in Polymer Chemistry and Catalysis at Imperial College, London.[124]
22 December 2011 Robinson Crusoe Karen O'Brien, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education at the University of Birmingham,[125]
Judith Hawley, Professor of Eighteenth-Century Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London,[125]
Bob Owens, Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the Open University.[125]
15 December 2011 The Concordat of Worms Henrietta Leyser, Emeritus Fellow of St Peter's College, Oxford,[126]
Kate Cushing, Reader in Medieval History at Keele University,[126]
John Gillingham, Emeritus Professor of History at the London School of Economics and Political Science.[126]
8 December 2011 Heraclitus Angie Hobbs, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Senior Fellow in the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Warwick,[127]
Peter Adamson, Professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at King's College London,[127]
James Warren, Senior Lecturer in Classics and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge[127]
1 December 2011 Christina Rossetti Dinah Birch, Professor of English Literature and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research at Liverpool University,[128]
Rhian Williams, Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century English Literature at the University of Glasgow,[128]
Nicholas Shrimpton, Emeritus Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.[128]
24 November 2011 Judas Maccabeus Helen Bond, Senior Lecturer in the New Testament at Edinburgh University,[129]
Tessa Rajak, Emeritus Professor of Ancient History at the University of Reading,[129]
Philip Alexander, Emeritus Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester.[129]
17 November 2011 Ptolemy and Ancient Astronomy Liba Taub, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University,[130]
Jim Bennett, Director of the Museum of the History of Science at the University of Oxford,[130]
Charles Burnett, Professor of the History of Islamic Influences on Europe at the Warburg Institute, University of London[130]
10 November 2011 The Continental-Analytic Split Stephen Mulhall, Professor of Philosophy at New College, Oxford,[131]
Beatrice Han-Pile, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Essex,[131]
Hans Johann-Glock, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Zurich.[131]
3 November 2011 The Moon Paul Murdin, Visiting Professor of Astronomy at Liverpool John Moores University,[132]
Carolin Crawford, Gresham Professor of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge,[132]
Ian Crawford, Reader in Planetary Science and Astrobiology at Birkbeck College, London.[132]
27 October 2011 The Siege of Tenochtitlan Alan Knight, Professor of the History of Latin America at the University of Oxford,[133]
Elizabeth Graham, Professor of Mesoamerican Archaeology at University College, London,[133]
Caroline Dodds Pennock, Lecturer in International History at the University of Sheffield.[133]
20 October 2011 Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People Tim Blanning, Former Professor of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge,[134]
Tamar Garb, Durning Lawrence Professor in the History of Art at University College London,[134]
Simon Lee, Senior Lecturer on the history of art at Reading University.[134]
13 October 2011 The Ming Voyages Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at the University of Oxford,[135]
Julia Lovell, Lecturer in Chinese History at Birkbeck College, University of London,[135]
Craig Clunas, Professor of the History of Art at the University of Oxford.[135]
6 October 2011 David Hume Peter Millican, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford,[136]
Helen Beebee, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Birmingham,[136]
James Harris, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews.[136]
29 September 2011 The Etruscan Civilisation Phil Perkins, Professor of Archaeology at the Open University,[137]
David Ridgway, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Classical Studies at the University of London,[137]
Corinna Riva, Lecturer in Mediterranean Archaeology at University College London.[137]
22 September 2011 Shinto Martin Palmer, Director of the International Consultancy on Religion, Education, and Culture,[138]
Richard Bowring, Professor of Japanese Studies at the University of Cambridge,[138]
Lucia Dolce, Senior Lecturer in Japanese Religion and Japanese at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.[138]
15 September 2011 The Hippocratic Oath Vivian Nutton, Emeritus Professor of the History of Medicine at University College London,[139]
Helen King, Professor of Classical Studies at the Open University,[139]
Peter Pormann, Wellcome Trust Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick[139]

2010–2011[edit]

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7 July 2011 The Minoan Civilisation John Bennet,[124] Professor of Aegean Archaeology at Sheffield University,[140]
Ellen Adams,[125] Lecturer in Classical Art and Archaeology at King's College London,[140]
Yannis Hamilakis,[126] Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton[140]
30 June 2011 Tennyson's "In Memoriam" Dinah Birch, Professor of English Literature and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at Liverpool University,
Seamus Perry, Fellow and Tutor in English at Balliol College, University of Oxford,
Jane Wright, Lecturer in English at the University of Bristol
23 June 2011 Malthusianism Karen O'Brien,[127] Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education at the University of Birmingham,[141]
Mark Philp,[128] Lecturer in Politics at the University of Oxford,[141]
Emma Griffin,[129] Senior Lecturer in History at the University of East Anglia[141]
16 June 2011 John Wycliff and the Lollards Sir Anthony Kenny, Philosopher and former Master of Balliol College, Oxford
Anne Hudson, Emeritus Professor of Medieval English at the University of Oxford,
Rob Lutton, Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Nottingham
9 June 2011 The Origins of Infectious Disease Steve Jones,[130] Professor of Genetics at University College London,[142]
Sir Roy Anderson,[131] Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London,[142]
Mark Pallen,[132] Professor of Microbial Genomics at the University of Birmingham.[142]
2 June 2011 Battle of Stamford Bridge John Hines, Professor of Archaeology at Cardiff University,
Elizabeth Rowe, Lecturer in Scandinavian History of the Viking Age at Clare Hall, Cambridge,
Stephen Baxter, Reader in Medieval History at King's College London
26 May 2011 Xenophon Paul Cartledge, Edith Hall, Simon Goldhill
19 May 2011 Custer's Last Stand Kathleen Burk, Adam Smith, Saul David
12 May 2011 Anatomy of Melancholy Julie Sanders, Mary Ann Lund, Erin Sullivan
5 May 2011 The Origins of Islamic Law Hugh Kennedy, Robert Gleave, Mona Siddiqui
28 April 2011 Cogito ergo sum Susan James, John Cottingham, Stephen Mulhall
21 April 2011 The Pelagian Controversy Martin Palmer, Caroline Humfress, John Milbank
14 April 2011 The Neutrino Frank Close, Susan Cartwright, David Wark
7 April 2011 Octavia Hill Dinah Birch, Lawrence Goldman, Gillian Darley
31 March 2011 The Bhagavad Gita Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, Professor of Comparative Religion and Philosophy at Lancaster University,
Julius Lipner, Professor of Hinduism and the Comparative Study of Religion and Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge,
Jessica Frazier, Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies and Lecturer in Religious Studies at Regent's College, London
24 March 2011 The Dawn of the Iron Age Sir Barry Cunliffe, Sue Hamilton, Timothy Champion
17 March 2011 The Medieval University Miri Rubin, Ian Wei, Peter Denley
10 March 2011 Free Will (500th programme) Simon Blackburn, Helen Beebee, Galen Strawson
3 March 2011 The Age of the Universe Martin Rees, Carolin Crawford, Carlos Frenk
24 February 2011 The Taiping Rebellion Rana Mitter, Frances Wood, Julia Lovell
17 February 2011 Maimonides John Joseph Haldane, Sarah Stroumsa, Peter Adamson
10 February 2011 The Nervous System Colin Blakemore, Vivian Nutton, Tilli Tansey
3 February 2011 The Battle of Bannockburn Matthew Strickland, Fiona Watson, Michael Brown
27 January 2011 Aristotle's Poetics Angie Hobbs, Nick Lowe, Stephen Halliwell
20 January 2011 The Mexican Revolution Alan Knight, Paul Garner, Patience Schell
13 January 2011 Random and Pseudorandom Marcus du Sautoy, Colva Roney-Dougal, Timothy Gowers
6 January 2011 Childe Harold's Pilgrimage Jonathan Bate, Jane Stabler, Emily Bernhard Jackson
30 December 2010 Consequences of the Industrial Revolution Jane Humphries, Emma Griffin, Lawrence Goldman
23 December 2010 The Industrial Revolution Jeremy Black, Pat Hudson, William Ashworth
16 December 2010 Daoism Tim Barrett, Martin Palmer, Hilde De Weerdt
9 December 2010 Thomas Edison Simon Schaffer, Kathleen Burk, Iwan Morus
2 December 2010 Cleopatra Catharine Edwards, Maria Wyke, Susan Walker
25 November 2010 The History of Metaphor Steven Connor, Tom Healy, Julie Sanders
18 November 2010 Foxe's Book of Martyrs Diarmaid MacCulloch, Professor of Church history at the University of Oxford,[143]
Justin Champion, Professor of the History of Early Modern Ideas at Royal Holloway, University of London,[143]
Elizabeth Evenden[133], Lecturer in Book History at Brunel University,[143]
11 November 2010 The Volga Vikings James Montgomery[disambiguation needed], Professor of Classical Arabic at the University of Cambridge,[144]
Neil Price, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Aberdeen,[144]
Elizabeth Rowe[134], Lecturer in Scandinavian History of the Viking Age at Clare Hall, Cambridge,[144]
4 November 2010 Women and Enlightenment Science Patricia Fara, Senior Tutor at Clare College, University of Cambridge,[145]
Karen O'Brien[135], Professor of English at the University of Warwick,[145]
Judith Hawley[136], Professor of 18th Century Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London,[145]
28 October 2010 The Unicorn Juliette Wood[137], Associate Lecturer in Folklore at Cardiff University,[146]
Lauren Kassell[138], Lecturer in the History and philosophy of science at the University of Cambridge,[146]
David Ekserdjian[139], Professor of the History of Art and Film at the University of Leicester,[146]
21 October 2010 History of Logic A.C. Grayling, Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London,[147]
Peter Millican, Gilbert Ryle Fellow in Philosophy at Hertford College, Oxford,[147]
Rosanna Keefe[140], Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sheffield.[147]
14 October 2010 Sturm und Drang T. C. W. Blanning, Emeritus Professor of Modern European History at Cambridge University,[148]
Susanne Kord[141], Professor of German at University College, London,[148]
Maike Oergel[142], Associate Professor of German at the University of Nottingham.[148]
7 October 2010 The Spanish Armada Diane Purkiss, Fellow and Tutor at Keble College, Oxford,[149]
Maria-Jose Rodriguez-Salgado[143], Professor in International History at the London School of Economics,[149]
Nicholas Rodger, Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford.[149]
30 September 2010 The Delphic Oracle Paul Cartledge, A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at Cambridge University,[150]
Edith Hall, Professor of Classics and Drama at Royal Holloway, University of London,[150]
Nick Lowe, Reader in Classical Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London.[150]
23 September 2010 Imaginary numbers Marcus du Sautoy, Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University,[151]
Ian Stewart, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick,[151]
Caroline Series[144], Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick.[151]

2009–2010[edit]

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8 July 2010 Pliny's Natural History (Pliny) Serafina Cuomo, Aude Doody, Liba Taub
1 July 2010 Athelstan Sarah Foot, John Hines, Richard Gameson
24 June 2010 Antarctica Jane Francis, Julian Dowdeswell, David Walton
17 June 2010 The Neanderthals Simon Conway Morris, Chris Stringer, Danielle Schreve
10 June 2010 Al-Biruni James Montgomery, Hugh Kennedy, Amira Bennison
3 June 2010 Edmund Burke Karen O'Brien, Richard Bourke, John Keane
27 May 2010 Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists Evelyn Welch, David Ekserdjian, Martin Kemp
20 May 2010 The Cavendish Family Jim Bennett, Patricia Fara, Simon Schaffer
13 May 2010 The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James Jonathan Rée, John Haldane, Gwen Griffith-Dickson
6 May 2010 The Cool Universe Carolin Crawford, Paul Murdin, Michael Rowan-Robinson
29 April 2010 The Great Wall of China Julia Lovell, Rana Mitter, Frances Wood
22 April 2010 Roman Satire Mary Beard, Denis Feeney, Duncan Kennedy
15 April 2010 The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation Saul David, Saul Dubow, Shula Marks
8 April 2010 William Hazlitt Jonathan Bate, A. C. Grayling, Uttara Natarajan
1 April 2010 The History of the City (2 of 2) Peter Hall, Tristram Hunt, Ricky Burdett
25 March 2010 The History of the City (1 of 2) Peter Hall, Julia Merritt , Greg Woolfis
18 March 2010 The Scream and Edvard Munch David Jackson, Dorothy Rowe, Alastair Wright
11 March 2010 Boudica Juliette Wood, Richard Hingley, Miranda Aldhouse-Green
4 March 2010 The Infant Brain Usha Goswami, Annette Karmiloff-Smith, Denis Mareschal
25 February 2010 Calvinism Justin Champion, Susan Hardman Moore, Diarmaid MacCulloch
18 February 2010 The Indian Rebellion Chandrika Kaul, Faisal Devji, Shruti Kapila
11 February 2010 The Unintended Consequences of Mathematics John D. Barrow, Colva Roney-Dougal, Marcus du Sautoy
4 February 2010 Ibn Khaldun Robert Hoyland, Robert Graham Irwin, Hugh N. Kennedy
28 January 2010 Silas MarnerGeorge Eliot's 1861 novel Rosemary Ashton, Dinah Birch, Valentine Cunningham
21 January 2010 The Glencoe Massacre – "Murder Under Trust" Murray Pittock, Karin Bowie, Daniel Szechi
14 January 2010 The Frankfurt School – why no Revolution? Jonathan Rée, Esther Leslie, Raymond Geuss
4–7 January 2010 The History of the Royal Society Four daily programmes in documentary format
31 December 2009 Mary Wollstonecraft – the Vindicator of the Rights of Woman Karen O’Brien, John Mullan, Barbara Taylor
24 December 2009 The Samurai – from civil warriors to civil servants Angus Lockyer, Nicola Liscutin, Gregory Irvine
10 December 2009 Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans – maths and mysticism Ian Stewart, Serafina Cuomo, John O’Connor
3 December 2009 The Silk Road – from Dunhuang to Samarkand Frances Wood, Tim Barrett, Naomi Standen
26 November 2009 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManJames Joyce's early masterpiece Roy Foster, Katherine Mullin, Jeri Johnson
19 November 2009 Sparta – the anti-Athens Paul Cartledge, Edith Hall, Angie Hobbs
12 November 2009 The Discovery of Radiation – from radio waves to gamma rays Jim Al-Khalili, Frank Close, Frank James
5 November 2009 The Siege of Münster – Apocalypse 1535 Diarmaid MacCulloch, Charlotte Methuen, Lucy Wooding
29 October 2009 Schopenhauer – the tyranny of the Will A. C. Grayling, Christopher Janaway, Béatrice Han-Pile
22 October 2009 The Geological Formation of Britain – our long journey north Richard Corfield, Jane Francis, Sanjeev Gupta
15 October 2009 The Death of Elizabeth I – plots, plague and politics John Guy, Clare Jackson, Helen Hackett
8 October 2009 The Dreyfuss Affair – the scandal that tore France apart Robert Gildea, Robert Tombs, Ruth Harris
1 October 2009 Akhenaten – history's first individual Richard Parkinson, Elizabeth Frood, Kate Spence
24 September 2009 Leibniz vs Newton – who first calculated the calculus? Simon Schaffer, Patricia Fara, Jackie Stedall
17 September 2009 St Thomas Aquinas – his profound influence on Western faith and philosophy Martin Palmer, John Haldane, Annabel Brett

2008–2009[edit]

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9 July 2009 Ediacara Biota – the first animal? Richard Corfield, Senior Lecturer in Earth Sciences at the Open University,
Martin Brasier, Professor of Palaeobiology at the University of Oxford,
Rachel Wood, Lecturer in Carbonate Geoscience at the University of Edinburgh
2 July 2009 Logical Positivism – or is it? Barry Smith, Nancy Cartwright, Thomas Uebel
25 June 2009 The Sunni-Shia Split: after Muhammad Amira Bennison, Robert Gleave, Hugh N. Kennedy
18 June 2009 Elizabethan Revenge Tragedy – theatre of blood Jonathan Bate, Julie Sanders, Janet Clare
11 June 2009 The Augustan Age – art and propaganda at the birth of the Roman Empire Mary Beard, Catharine Edwards, Duncan Kennedy
4 June 2009 The Trial of Charles I – the original courtroom drama Justin Champion, Diane Purkiss, David Wootton
28 May 2009 Saint Paul – the first Christian John Haldane, John Barclay, Helen Bond
21 May 2009 The Whale: A History Steve Jones, Eleanor Weston, Bill Amos
14 May 2009 The Siege of Vienna – a clash of civilisations? Jeremy Black, Andrew Wheatcroft, Claire Norton
7 May 2009 Magna Carta – foundation of law or rich man's charter? Nicholas Vincent, David Carpenter, Michael Clanchy
30 April 2009 The Vacuum of Space – a programme about nothing? Frank Close, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Ruth Gregory
23 April 2009 The Building of St Petersburg – "a window through which Russia looks on Europe" Simon Dixon, Janet Hartley, Anthony Cross
16 April 2009 Suffragism – the long march towards votes for women Krista Cowman, June Purvis, Julia Bush
9 April 2009 Brave New World – would Soma, free love and the feelies be so bad? David Bradshaw, Daniel Pick, Michèle Barrett
2 April 2009 Baconian ScienceFrancis Bacon and the birth of modern science Stephen Pumfrey, Patricia Fara, Rhodri Lewis
26 March 2009 The School of Athens – picturing Greece in Renaissance minds Angie Hobbs, Valery Rees, Jill Kraye
19 March 2009 The Boxer Rebellion – "Kill all Foreigners!" Frances Wood, Rana Mitter, Gary Tiedemann
12 March 2009 The Library of Alexandria – of all the books in all the world... Simon Goldhill, Matthew Nicholls, Serafina Cuomo
5 March 2009 The Measurement Problem in Physics – Man is not the measure of all things Basil Hiley, Simon Saunders, Sir Roger Penrose
26 February 2009 The Waste Land and Modernity – "I will show you fear in a handful of dust" Steve Connor, Fran Brearton, Lawrence Rainey
19 February 2009 The Observatory at JaipurIndian astronomy on the cusp of colonialism Chandrika Kaul, David Arnold, Chris Minkowski
12 February 2009 The Destruction of Carthage"Delenda Carthago!" Mary Beard, Jo Quinn, Ellen O’Gorman
5 February 2009 The Brothers Grimm: fairy tales, Grimm – but not as we know them Juliette Wood, Marina Warner, Tony Phelan
29 January 2009 A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift – 18th century satire gets close to the bone John Mullan, Judith Hawley, Ian McBride
22 January 2009 A History of History – how the writing of history has evolved Paul Cartledge, John Burrow, Miri Rubin
15 January 2009 Thoreau and the American Idyll – America in the Wilderness Kathleen Burk, Tim Morris, Stephen Fender
5–8 January 2009 Darwin Series of daily documentaries
1 January 2009 The Consolation of Philosophy – a new year's message from Boethius A. C. Grayling, Melissa Lane, Roger Scruton
18 December 2008 The Physics of Time – does time even exist? Jim Al-Khalili, Monica Grady, Ian Stewart
11 December 2008 The Great Fire of London – London's burning, fetch the engines... Lisa Jardine, Vanessa Harding, Jonathan Sawday
4 December 2008 Heat: A History -from fire to thermodynamics Simon Schaffer, Hasok Chang, Joanna Haigh
27 November 2008 The Great Reform Act: reform – but was it great? Dinah Birch, Michael Bentley, Catherine Hall
20 November 2008 The Baroque – - the misshapen pearl of Europe T. C. W. Blanning, Nigel Aston, Helen Hills
13 November 2008 Neuroscience – does the brain rule the mind? Martin Conway, Gemma Calvert, David Papineau
6 November 2008 Aristotle's Politics – a perfect society? Angie Hobbs, Paul Cartledge, Annabel Brett
30 October 2008 Simon Bolivar – the liberator of Spanish America Anthony McFarlane, John Fisher, Catherine Davies
23 October 2008 Dante's Inferno – to Hell and back Margaret Kean, John Took, Claire Honess
16 October 2008 Vitalism – the spark of life Patricia Fara, Andrew Mendelsohn, Pietro Corsi
9 October 2008 Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems – the dirty secret of maths Marcus du Sautoy, John D. Barrow, Philip Welch
2 October 2008 The Translation Movement
– movement in Baghdad which translated Aristotle and Greek classics into Arabic
Peter Adamson, Amira Bennison, Peter Pormann
25 September 2008 Miracles – will they never cease? Martin Palmer, Janet Soskice, Justin Champion

2007–2008[edit]

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10 July 2008 Tacitus – The Decadence of Rome Catharine Edwards, Ellen O’Gorman, Maria Wyke
3 July 2008 The Metaphysical Poets – sex and death in the 17th century Thomas Healy, Julie Sanders, Tom Cain
26 June 2008 The Arab Conquests – the 7th century new world order Hugh N. Kennedy, Amira Bennison, Robert Hoyland
19 June 2008 The Music of the Spheres – a dose of heavenly harmonies Peter Forshaw, Jim Bennett, Angela Voss
12 June 2008 The Riddle of the Sands – how Britain learned to fear the Germans Richard J. Evans, Rosemary Ashton, T. C. W. Blanning
5 June 2008 Trofim LysenkoJoseph Stalin's chief geneticist Robert Service, Steve Jones, Catherine Merridale
29 May 2008 Probability – heads or tails? Marcus du Sautoy, Colva Roney-Dougal, Ian Stewart
22 May 2008 The Black Death – a plague on all our houses Miri Rubin, Samuel Cohn, Paul Binski
15 May 2008 The Library at Nineveh Eleanor Robson, Karen Radner, Andrew R. George
8 May 2008 The Brain: A History – history of ideas about the human brain Vivian Nutton, Jonathan Sawday, Marina Wallace
1 May 2008 The Enclosures – dividing the country Rosemary Sweet, Murray Pittock, Mark Overton
24 April 2008 Materialism – are we living in a material world? A. C. Grayling, Caroline Warman, Anthony O'Hear
17 April 2008 Yeats and Irish Politics – "a terrible beauty is born" Roy Foster, Fran Brearton, Warwick Gould
10 April 2008 The Norman Yoke – 1067 and all that Sarah Foot, Richard Gameson, Matthew Strickland
3 April 2008 Newton's Laws of Motion – they put a man on the Moon Simon Schaffer, Raymond Flood, Rob Iliffe
27 March 2008 The Dissolution of the Monasteries – religion in ruins Diarmaid MacCulloch, Diane Purkiss, George Bernard
20 March 2008 Søren Kierkegaard – fear and trembling in Copenhagen Jonathan Rée, Clare Carlisle, John Lippitt
13 March 2008 The Greek Myths – soap opera of the gods Nick Lowe, Richard Buxton, Mary Beard
6 March 2008 Ada Lovelace – prophet of the computer age Patricia Fara, Doron Swade, John Fuegi
28 February 2008 King LearShakespeare's finest fairy tale Jonathan Bate, Katherine Duncan-Jones, Catherine Belsey
21 February 2008 The Multiverse – the universe is not enough Sir Martin Rees, Fay Dowker, Bernard Carr
14 February 2008 The Statue of Liberty – From France with love... Robert Gildea, Kathleen Burk, John Keane
7 February 2008 The Social ContractHobbes, Locke, Rousseau and the Origins of Society Melissa Lane, Susan James, Karen O’Brien
31 January 2008 The Court of Rudolf II – the lost powerhouse of Renaissance ideas Peter Forshaw, Howard Hotson, Adam Mosley
24 January 2008 Plate Tectonics – the day the Earth moved Richard Corfield, Joe Cann, Lynne Frostick
17 January 2008 The Fisher King – the wound that does not heal Carolyne Larrington, Stephen Knight, Juliette Wood
10 January 2008 The Charge of the Light Brigade – "All in the valley of Death rode the six hundred" Mike Broers, Trudi Tate, Saul David
3 January 2008 Albert Camus – Rebel with a Cause Peter Dunwoodie, David Walker, Christina Howells
27 December 2007 The Nicene Creed – when Christ became God Martin Palmer, Caroline Humfress, Andrew Louth
20 December 2007 The Four Humours – yellow bile, blood, choler and phlegm in the original theory of everything David Wootton, Vivian Nutton, Noga Arikha
13 December 2007 The Sassanian Empire – - in the shadow of Ancient Persia Hugh N. Kennedy, Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, James Howard-Johnston
6 December 2007 Genetic Mutation – the error-strewn secrets of life Steve Jones, Adrian Woolfson, Linda Partridge
29 November 2007 The Fibonacci Sequence – - the numbers in nature Marcus du Sautoy, Jackie Stedall, , Ron Knott
22 November 2007 The Prelude – the greatest poem in the English language? Rosemary Ashton, Stephen Gill, Emma Mason
15 November 2007 The Discovery of Oxygen – feuds and revolutions at the birth of modern chemistry Simon Schaffer, Jenny Uglow, Hasok Chang
8 November 2007 Avicenna – wine, women and philosophy Peter Adamson, Amira Bennison, Nader El-Bizri
1 November 2007 Guilt – what is it good for? Stephen Mulhall, Miranda Fricker, Oliver Davies
25 October 2007 Taste – the good, the bad and the ugly in 18th century Amanda Vickery, John Mullan, Jeremy Black
18 October 2007 The Arabian Nights – The art of story-telling Robert Graham Irwin, Marina Warner, Gerard van Gelder
11 October 2007 Divine Right of Kings – "there's such divinity doth hedge a king" Justin Champion, Thomas Healy, Clare Jackson
4 October 2007 Antimatter – where has it all gone? Val Gibson, Frank Close, Ruth Gregory
27 September 2007 Socrates – the man and the myth Angie Hobbs, David Sedley, Paul Millett

2006–2007[edit]

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12 July 2007 Madame Bovary – the literary sensation caused by Gustave Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary Andy Martin,[152] Mary Orr,[153] Robert Gildea
5 July 2007 The Pilgrim Fathers – the original American dream Kathleen Burk,[154] Harry Bennett,[155] Tim Lockley[156]
28 June 2007 Permian-Triassic Boundary – when 95% of life was killed off Richard Corfield,[157] Mike Benton,[158] Jane Francis
21 June 2007 Common Sense Philosophy – "there is no statement so absurd that no philosopher will make it" A. C. Grayling, Melissa Lane,[159] Alexander Broadie[160]
14 June 2007 Renaissance Astrology – "we are merely the stars' tennis balls, struck and bandied which way please them" Peter Forshaw,[161] Lauren Kassell,[162] Jonathan Sawday[163]
7 June 2007 Siegfried Sassoon – the poet who survived Jean Moorcroft Wilson, Fran Brearton,[164] Max Egremont
31 May 2007 Occam's Razor – cutting medieval philosophy down to size Sir Anthony Kenny, Marilyn McCord Adams, Richard Alan Cross
24 May 2007 The Siege of Orleans – did Joan of Arc really rescue France? Anne Curry,[165] Malcolm Vale,[166] Matthew Bennett[167]
17 May 2007 Gravitational Waves – a new window on the universe Jim Al-Khalili, Carolin Crawford,[168] Sheila Rowan[169]
10 May 2007 Victorian Pessimism – fear and loathing in the late 19th century Dinah Birch,[170] Rosemary Ashton,[171] Peter Mandler
3 May 2007 Spinoza – believed that God and Nature were the same thing Jonathan Rée, Sarah Hutton,[172] John Cottingham[173]
26 April 2007 Greek and Roman Love Poetry – the pursuit of the Beloved from Sappho to Catullus Nick Lowe,[174] Edith Hall, Maria Wyke[175]
19 April 2007 Symmetry – the pattern at the heart of our physical world Fay Dowker, Marcus du Sautoy, Ian Stewart
12 April 2007 The Opium Wars – a conflict that was to affect British-Chinese relations for generations Yangwen Zheng,[176] Lars Laamann,[177] Xun Zhou[178]
5 April 2007 St Hilda – the life and times of the Abbess of Whitby John Blair,[179] Rosemary Cramp,[180] Sarah Foot
29 March 2007 Anaesthetics – from ether frolics to pain free surgery David Wilkinson,[181] Stephanie Snow,[182] Anne Hardy[183]
22 March 2007 Bismarck – The Iron Chancellor Richard J. Evans, Christopher Clark, Katharine Lerman[184]
15 March 2007 Epistolary Literature – great novels of fictional letters John Mullan, Karen O'Brien,[185] Brean Hammond[186]
8 March 2007 Microbiology – the story of the invisible masters of the universe John Dupré, Anne Glover,[187] Andrew Mendelsohn[188]
1 March 2007 The History of Optics – from telescopes to microscopes, a new way of seeing the world Simon Schaffer, Jim Bennett, Emily Winterburn[189]
22 February 2007 William Wilberforce – the man and his legacy This broadcast was a documentary rather than a discussion
15 February 2007 Heart of Darkness – one of the most influential novels of the 20th century Susan Jones,[190] Robert Hampson,[191] Laurence Davies[192]
8 February 2007 Karl Popper – his ideas challenged our approach to the philosophy of science John Worrall, Anthony O'Hear, Nancy Cartwright
1 February 2007 Genghis Khan – founder of one of the world's largest ever land-based empires Peter Jackson, Naomi Standen,[193] George Lane[194]
25 January 2007 Archimedes – the Greek mathematician and his Eureka moments Jackie Stedall,[195] Serafina Cuomo,[196] George Phillips[197]
18 January 2007 The Jesuits – the school masters of Europe Nigel Aston,[198] Simon Ditchfield,[199] Dame Olwen Hufton
11 January 2007 Mars – the search for life on the Red Planet John Zarnecki, Colin Pillinger, Monica Grady
4 January 2007 Borges – the life and work of Argentina's best loved short story writer Edwin Williamson,[200] Efraín Kristal,[201] Evelyn Fishburn[202]
28 December 2006 The Siege of Constantinople – the end of a thousand years of the Byzantine Empire Roger Crowley,[203] Judith Herrin, Colin Imber[204]
21 December 2006 Hell – its representation through the ages Martin Palmer, Margaret Kean,[205] Neil MacGregor
14 December 2006 Indian Maths – laying the foundations for modern numerals and zero as a number George Gheverghese Joseph,[206] Colva Roney-Dougal,[207] Dennis Almeida[208]
7 December 2006 Anarchism – a question of authority? John Keane, Ruth Kinna, Peter Marshall
30 November 2006 The Speed of Light – a cosmic speed limit? John D. Barrow, Iwan Morus,[209] Jocelyn Bell Burnell
23 November 2006 Altruism – how can evolutionary biology explain it? Miranda Fricker, Richard Dawkins, John Dupré
16 November 2006 The Peasants' Revolt – a lasting legacy for popular uprising? Miri Rubin, Caroline Barron,[210] Alastair Dunn[211]
9 November 2006 Alexander Pope – "short is my date, but deathless my renown" John Mullan, Jim McLaverty,[212] Valerie Rumbold[213]
2 November 2006 The Poincaré conjecture – how a 19th-century mathematician changed how we think about the shape of the universe June Barrow-Green,[214] Ian Stewart, Marcus du Sautoy
26 October 2006 The Encyclopédie – the great project of the Enlightenment Judith Hawley,[215] Caroline Warman,[216] David Wootton[217]
19 October 2006 The Needham Question – did China lay the foundations of modern science? Chris Cullen,[218] Tim Barrett,[219] Frances Wood[220]
12 October 2006 The Diet of WormsLuther's stand against the Church Diarmaid MacCulloch, David Bagchi,[221] Charlotte Methuen[222]
5 October 2006 Averroes – the battle between faith and reason Amira Bennison,[223] Peter Adamson,[224] Sir Anthony Kenny
28 September 2006 Alexander von Humboldt – the remarkable career of the Prussian naturalist Jason Wilson,[225] Patricia Fara,[226] Jim Secord[227]

2005–2006[edit]

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Title Contributors
13 July 2006 Greek Comedy – sing as you revel and rout Paul Cartledge, Edith Hall, Nick Lowe[174]
6 July 2006 Pastoral Literature – the romantic idealisation of the countryside Helen Cooper, Laurence Lerner, Julie Sanders[228]
29 June 2006 Galaxies – extra-galactic nebulae, black holes, stars and dark matter John Gribbin, Carolin Crawford,[168] Robert Kennicutt
22 June 2006 The Spanish Inquisition – one of the most barbaric episodes in European history John Edwards,[229] Alexander Murray,[230] Michael Alpert[231]
15 June 2006 Carbon – the basis of life Harry Kroto, Monica Grady, Ken Teo[232]
8 June 2006 Uncle Tom's Cabin – the novel that started the American Civil War Celeste-Marie Bernier,[233] Sarah Meer,[234] Clive Webb[235]
1 June 2006 The Heart – its anatomical and cultural history David Wootton,[217] Fay Bound Alberti,[236] Jonathan Sawday[163]
25 May 2006 Mathematics and Music – the science behind sound and composition Marcus du Sautoy, Robin Wilson, Ruth Tatlow[237]
18 May 2006 John Stuart Mill – one of the most influential philosophers of the 19th Century A. C. Grayling, Janet Radcliffe Richards, Alan Ryan
11 May 2006 Faeries – supernatural creatures that are neither gods nor humans Juliette Wood,[238] Diane Purkiss, Nicola Bown[239]
4 May 2006 Astronomy and Empire – the link between colonial expansion and scientific discovery Simon Schaffer, Kristen Lippincott,[240] Allan Chapman
27 April 2006 The Great Exhibition – a wonder of the Victorian world Jeremy Black, Hermione Hobhouse,[241] Clive Emsley
20 April 2006 The Search for Immunisation – and the battle against smallpox Nadja Durbach,[242] Chris Dye,[243] Sanjoy Bhattacharya[244]
13 April 2006 The Oxford Movement – Anglicans and Catholics in the 19th century Sheridan Gilley,[245] Frances Knight,[246] Simon Skinner[247]
6 April 2006 Goethe – formation of a German cultural icon T. C. W. Blanning, Sarah Colvin,[248] W. Daniel Wilson[249]
30 March 2006 The Carolingian Renaissance – the revival of early medieval Western Europe Matthew Innes,[250] Julia Smith,[251] Mary Garrison[252]
23 March 2006 The Royal Society – the first club for experimental science Stephen Pumfrey,[253] Lisa Jardine, Michael Hunter
16 March 2006 Don Quixote – Spanish romance and the first novel Barry Ife,[254] Edwin Williamson,[200] Jane Whetnall[255]
9 March 2006 Negative numbers – how they spread across civilizations Ian Stewart, Colva Roney-Dougal,[207] Raymond Flood[256]
2 March 2006 Friendship – thinking philosophically about our close companions Angie Hobbs, Mark Vernon,[257] John Mullan
23 February 2006 Catherine the Great – the Enlightened Despot of Eighteenth Century Russia Janet Hartley,[258] Simon Dixon,[259] Tony Lentin[260]
16 February 2006 Human Evolution – from early hominids to Homo sapiens Steve Jones, Fred Spoor,[261] Margaret Clegg[262]
9 February 2006 Geoffrey Chaucer – the first Great English Poet Carolyne Larrington,[263] Helen Cooper, Ardis Butterfield[264]
2 February 2006 The Abbasid Caliphs – when Baghdad ruled the Muslim world. Hugh N. Kennedy, Robert Graham Irwin, Amira Bennison[223]
26 January 2006 Seventeenth Century Print Culture – piety, populism and political protest Kevin Sharpe,[265] Ann Hughes,[266] Joad Raymond[267]
19 January 2006 Relativism – the battle against transcendent knowledge Barry Smith,[268] Jonathan Rée, Kathleen Lennon[269]
12 January 2006 Prime Numbers – the building blocks of mathematics Marcus du Sautoy, Robin Wilson, Jackie Stedall[195]
5 January 2006 The Oath – guaranteeing law, government and the army in the Classical world Alan Sommerstein,[270] Paul Cartledge, Mary Beard
29 December 2005 Aeschylus' Oresteia – the birth of tragedy Edith Hall, Simon Goldhill, Thomas Healy[271]
22 December 2005 Heaven – a journey through the afterlife Valery Rees,[272] Martin Palmer, John Carey
15 December 2005 The Peterloo Massacre – democratic protest and brutal repression Jeremy Black, Sarah Richardson,[273] Clive Emsley
8 December 2005 Artificial Intelligence – the quest for a machine that can think Jon Agar,[274] Alison Adam,[275] Igor Aleksander
1 December 2005 Thomas Hobbes and the political philosophy of Leviathan Quentin Skinner, David Wootton,[217] Annabel Brett[276]
24 November 2005 The Graviton – the quest for the theoretical gravity particle Roger Cashmore, Jim Al-Khalili, Sheila Rowan[169]
17 November 2005 Pragmatism – a practical philosophy fit for 20th century America A. C. Grayling, Julian Baggini, Miranda Fricker
10 November 2005 Greyfriars and Blackfriars – philosophy, evangelism and fund-raising in the 13th century Church Henrietta Leyser, Alexander Murray,[230] Sir Anthony Kenny
3 November 2005 Asteroids – celestial bodies from the beginning of time Monica Grady, Carolin Crawford,[168] John Zarnecki
27 October 2005 Samuel Johnson and His Circle – life with the professional man of letters John Mullan, Jim McLaverty,[212] Judith Hawley[215]
20 October 2005 Cynicism – bold and populist, the history of a shocking philosophy Angie Hobbs, Miriam Griffin,[277] John Moles[278]
13 October 2005 The Rise of the Mammals – life in a cold climate Richard Corfield,[157] Steve Jones, Jane Francis
6 October 2005 Field of the Cloth of Gold – a Renaissance entente cordiale Steven Gunn,[279] John Guy, Penny Roberts[280]
29 September 2005 Magnetism – an attractive history Stephen Pumfrey,[253] John Heilbron, Lisa Jardine

2004–2005[edit]

In 2005 listeners were invited to vote in a poll for the greatest philosopher in history. The winner was the subject of the final programme before the summer break. The vote was won by Karl Marx with 27.9% of the votes. Other shortlisted figures were David Hume (12.7%), Ludwig Wittgenstein (6.8%), Friedrich Nietzsche (6.5%), Plato (5.6%), Immanuel Kant (5.6%), Thomas Aquinas (4.8%), Socrates (4.8%), Aristotle (4.5%) and Karl Popper (4.2%).[281]

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Title Contributors
14 July 2005 Karl Marx – In Our Time's Greatest Philosopher A. C. Grayling, Francis Wheen, Gareth Stedman Jones
7 July 2005 Christopher Marlowe – poet, spy, atheist, murder victim? Katherine Duncan-Jones,[282] Jonathan Bate, Emma Smith[283]
30 June 2005 Merlin – the original Welsh wizard Juliette Wood,[238] Stephen Knight, Peter Forshaw[161]
23 June 2005 The K–T boundary – did the dinosaurs burn out or fade away? Simon Kelley,[284] Jane Francis, Mike Benton[158]
16 June 2005 Paganism in the Renaissance – how the classical gods returned to the Christian cities Thomas Healy,[271] Charles Hope,[285] Evelyn Welch[286]
9 June 2005 The Scriblerus Club – the satirists-in-chief of the 18th century John Mullan, Judith Hawley,[215] Marcus Walsh[287]
2 June 2005 Renaissance Maths – the birth of modern mathematics? Robert Kaplan,[288] Jim Bennett, Jackie Stedall[195]
26 May 2005 The Terror – when Madame Guillotine ruled France Mike Broers,[289] Rebecca Spang,[290] T. C. W. Blanning
19 May 2005 Beauty – the philosophy of beauty Angie Hobbs, Susan James,[291] Julian Baggini
5 May 2005 Abelard and Heloise – love, sex and theology in 12th century Paris A. C. Grayling, Henrietta Leyser, Michael Clanchy[292]
28 April 2005 Perception and the Senses – how do we see what we see? Richard Gregory, David Moore,[293] Gemma Calvert[294]
21 April 2005 The Aeneid – the Roman history of the world Edith Hall, Philip Hardie,[295] Catharine Edwards[296]
14 April 2005 Archaeology and Imperialism – conquest of the past Tim Champion,[297] Richard Parkinson,[298] Eleanor Robson
7 April 2005 Alfred and the Battle of Edington – without Alfred, no England? Richard Gameson,[299] Sarah Foot, John Hines[300]
31 March 2005 John Ruskin – a different kind of Victorian Dinah Birch,[170] Keith Hanley,[301] Stefan Collini[302]
24 March 2005 Angels – how they got their wings Martin Palmer, Valery Rees,[272] John Haldane, Professor of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews.
17 March 2005 Dark Energy – the unknown force breaking the universe apart Sir Martin Rees, Carolin Crawford,[168] Sir Roger Penrose
10 March 2005 Modernist Utopias – the original 21st century John Carey, Steve Connor,[303] Laura Marcus[304]
3 March 2005 Stoicism – the search for inner calm Angie Hobbs, Jonathan Rée, David Sedley[305]
24 February 2005 Alchemy – seeking the perfection of all things Peter Forshaw,[161] Lauren Kassell,[162] Stephen Pumfrey[253]
17 February 2005 The Cambrian Explosion – the big bang of evolutionary history Simon Conway Morris, Richard Corfield,[157] Jane Francis
13 January 2005 The Mind/Body Problem – does the mind rule the body or the body rule the mind? A. C. Grayling, Julian Baggini, Susan James[306]
6 January 2005 The Assassination of Tsar Alexander II – did his killing cause the Russian Revolution? Orlando Figes, Dominic Lieven,[307] Catriona Kelly[308]
30 December 2004 The Roman Republic – what were Rome's republican ideals? Greg Woolf,[309] Catherine Steel,[310] Tom Holland
23 December 2004 Faust – the original pact with the Devil Juliette Wood,[238] Osman Durrani,[311] Rosemary Ashton[171]
16 December 2004 The Second Law of Thermodynamics – the most important thing you will ever know John Gribbin, Peter Atkins, Monica Grady
9 December 2004 Machiavelli and the Italian City States – high politics and low cunning in the Italian Renaissance Quentin Skinner, Evelyn Welch,[286] Lisa Jardine
2 December 2004 Carl Gustav Jung – Discovering the Self Brett Kahr,[312] Ronald Hayman, Andrew Samuels
25 November 2004 The Venerable Bede – the father of English history Richard Gameson,[299] Sarah Foot, Michelle Brown[313]
18 November 2004 Higgs Boson – the search for the God particle Jim Al-Khalili, David Wark,[314] Roger Cashmore
11 November 2004 Zoroastrianism – was the religion of the Persian Empire the first monotheism? Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis,[315] Farrokh Vajifdar,[316] Alan Williams[317]
4 November 2004 Electrickery – the origins of electricity Simon Schaffer, Patricia Fara,[226] Iwan Morus[209]
28 October 2004 Rhetoric – from the original sophists to latter-day demagogues Angie Hobbs, Thomas Healy,[271] Ceri Sullivan[318]
21 October 2004 Witchcraft – Reformation Europe turned upon itself Alison Rowlands,[319] Lyndal Roper, Malcolm Gaskill[320]
14 October 2004 The Han Synthesis – creating the Chinese cosmos Chris Cullen,[218] Carol Michaelson,[321] Roel Sterckx
7 October 2004 Jean-Paul Sartre – a man condemned to be free Jonathan Rée, Benedict O'Donohoe,[322] Christina Howells[323]
30 September 2004 Politeness – the great 18th century craze Amanda Vickery,[324] David Wootton,[217] John Mullan
23 September 2004 The Origins of Life – how it all began Richard Dawkins, Richard Corfield,[157] Linda Partridge[325]
16 September 2004 Agincourt – the real facts behind the battle. Anne Curry,[165] Michael Jones, John Watts[326]
9 September 2004 The Odyssey – Homer's epic tale of Odysseus' return home Simon Goldhill, Edith Hall, Oliver Taplin
2 September 2004 Pi – the number that doesn't add up Robert Kaplan,[288] Eleanor Robson, Ian Stewart

2003–2004[edit]

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Title Contributors
24 June 2004 George Washington and the American Revolution – the most significant event in history Carol Berkin,[327] Simon Middleton,[328] Colin Bonwick[329]
17 June 2004 Renaissance Magic – the great passion of the age Peter Forshaw,[161] Valery Rees,[272] Jonathan Sawday[163]
10 June 2004 Empiricism – the English philosophy? Judith Hawley,[215] Murray Pittock,[330] Jonathan Rée
3 June 2004 Babylon – the great forgotten civilisation Eleanor Robson, Irving Finkel,[331] Andrew R. George
27 May 2004 Planets – the astronomy of the 21st century Paul Murdin,[332] Hugh R. A. Jones,[333] Carolin Crawford[168]
20 May 2004 Toleration – from medieval intolerance to religious freedom Justin Champion, David Wootton,[217] Sarah Barber[334]
13 May 2004 Zero – everything about nothing Robert Kaplan,[288] Ian Stewart, Lisa Jardine
6 May 2004 Heroism – do we live in an heroic age? Angie Hobbs, A. C. Grayling, Paul Cartledge
29 April 2004 Tea – an empire in a teacup Huw Bowen,[335] James Walvin,[336] Amanda Vickery[324]
22 April 2004 Hysteria – the normal state of human beings? Juliet Mitchell, Rachel Bowlby,[337] Brett Kahr[312]
15 April 2004 The Later Romantics – the world of Byron, Keats and Shelley Jonathan Bate, Robert Woof, Jennifer Wallace[338]
8 April 2004 The Fall – how Adam and Eve affect us all Martin Palmer, Griselda Pollock, John Carey
1 April 2004 China: The Warring States period – the fiery beginnings of Chinese civilisation Chris Cullen,[218] Vivienne Lo,[339] Carol Michaelson[321]
25 March 2004 Theories of Everything – still the holy grail of physics? Brian Greene, John D. Barrow, Val Gibson[340]
18 March 2004 The Roman Empire's Decline and Fall – was Edward Gibbon right about the reasons? ( Repeat of episode 5 April 2001 ) Charlotte Roueché, David Womersley, Richard Alston
11 March 2004 The Norse Gods – the great myths of pagan Europe Carolyne Larrington,[263] Heather O'Donoghue,[341] John Hines[300]
4 March 2004 Dreams – is there a science of dreams? Vilayanur S. Ramachandran,[342] Mark Solms,[343] Martin Conway[344]
26 February 2004 The Mughal Empire – the glory of India Sanjay Subrahmanyam,[345] Susan Stronge,[346] Chandrika Kaul[347]
19 February 2004 Rutherford – the father of nuclear physics Simon Schaffer, Jim Al-Khalili, Patricia Fara[226]
12 February 2004 The Sublime – defining the state of awe Janet Todd, Anne Janowitz,[348] Peter de Bolla[349]
5 February 2004 The Battle of Thermopylae – battle that defined East and West Tom Holland, Simon Goldhill, Edith Hall
29 January 2004 Cryptography – secret history of ciphers and codes Simon Singh, Fred Piper,[350] Lisa Jardine
26 December 2003 Lamarck and Natural Selection – the Lamarckian Heresy Sandy Knapp,[351] Steve Jones, Simon Conway Morris
18 December 2003 The Alphabet – its creation and development Eleanor Robson, Alan Millard, Rosalind Thomas[352]
11 December 2003 The Devil – a brief biography Martin Palmer, Alison Rowlands,[319] David Wootton[217]
4 December 2003 Wittgenstein – a philosophy of linguistics Ray Monk, Barry Smith,[268] Marie McGinn[353]
27 November 2003 St Bartholomew's Day Massacre – slaughter in Paris. Diarmaid MacCulloch, Mark Greengrass,[354] Penny Roberts[280]
20 November 2003 Ageing the Earth – a journey in geological time. Richard Corfield,[157] Hazel Rymer,[355] Henry Gee
13 November 2003 Duty – concepts of obligation. Angie Hobbs, Annabel Brett,[276] A. C. Grayling
6 November 2003 Sensation – the best sellers of the 19th century. John Mullan, Lyn Pykett,[356] Dinah Birch[170]
30 October 2003 Robin Hood – the greatest of English myths. Stephen Knight, Thomas Hahn,[357] Juliette Wood[238]
23 October 2003 Infinity – a brief history. Ian Stewart, Robert Kaplan,[288] Sarah Rees[358]
16 October 2003 The Schism – between East and West in Christianity. Henrietta Leyser, Norman Housley, Jonathan Shepard
9 October 2003 Bohemianism – a life of art, freedom and poverty Hermione Lee, Virginia Nicholson,[359] Graham Robb
2 October 2003 James Clerk Maxwell – great 19th century physicist Simon Schaffer, Peter Harman,[360] Joanna Haigh[361]

2002–2003[edit]

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Title Contributors
17 July 2003 The Apocalypse – was it a revelation? Martin Palmer, Marina Benjamin,[362] Justin Champion
10 July 2003 Nature – from Homer to Darwin Jonathan Bate, Roger Scruton, Karen Edwards[363]
3 July 2003 Vulcanology – significance of volcanoes. Hilary Downes,[364] Steve Self,[365] Bill McGuire
26 June 2003 The East India Co – a corporate route to Empire. Huw Bowen,[335] Linda Colley, Maria Misra
19 June 2003 The Aristocracy – how the ruling class survives David Cannadine, Rosemary Sweet,[366] Felipe Fernández-Armesto
12 June 2003 The Art of War – maintaining the objective? Sir Michael Howard, Angie Hobbs, Jeremy Black
5 June 2003 The Lunar Society – scientific ferment 200 years ago. Simon Schaffer, Jenny Uglow, Peter Jones[367]
29 May 2003 Memory – and the brain Martin Conway,[344] Mike Kopelman,[368] Kim Graham[369]
22 May 2003 Blood – its religious, medical and moral significance Miri Rubin, Anne Hardy,[183] Jonathan Sawday[163]
15 May 2003 The Holy Grail – just a medieval myth? Carolyne Larrington,[263] Jonathan Riley-Smith, Juliette Wood[238]
8 May 2003 The Jacobite Rebellion – could it have succeeded? Murray Pittock,[330] Stana Nenadic,[370] Allan Macinnes[371]
1 May 2003 Roman Britain – the effects of 400 years of occupation Greg Woolf,[309] Mary Beard, Catharine Edwards[296]
24 April 2003 Youth – from Adonis to James Dean Tim Whitmarsh,[372] Thomas Healy,[271] Deborah Thom[373]
17 April 2003 Proust – his life and work Jacqueline Rose, Malcolm Bowie, Robert Fraser[374]
3 April 2003 The Spanish Civil War – causes and legacy Paul Preston, Helen Graham,[375] Mary Vincent[376]
27 March 2003 Supernovas – the life cycle of stars Paul Murdin,[332] Janna Levin, Phil Charles[377]
20 March 2003 Originality – is it just a romantic notion? John Deathridge, Jonathan Rée, Catherine Belsey[378]
13 March 2003 Redemption – the concept of salvation Richard Harries, Janet Soskice,[379] Stephen Mulhall
6 March 2003 Meteorology – why does it still fascinate us? Vladimir Jankovic,[380] Richard Hamblyn,[381] Liba Taub[382]
27 February 2003 The Aztecs – looking behind the myths Alan Knight, Adrian Locke,[383] Elizabeth Graham[384]
20 February 2003 The Lindisfarne Gospels – unifying Christianity in Britain Michelle Brown,[313] Richard Gameson,[299] Clare Lees[385]
13 February 2003 Chance and Design in Evolution – Design in Nature Simon Conway Morris, Sandy Knapp,[351] John Hedley Brooke
6 February 2003 The Epic – from Homer to Joyce John Carey, Karen Edwards,[363] Oliver Taplin
19 December 2002 The Calendar – a history of the Calendar Robert Poole,[386] Kristen Lippincott,[240] Peter Watson
12 December 2002 Disease – the fight against diseases and plagues Anne Hardy,[183] David Bradley,[387] Chris Dye[243]
5 December 2002 The Scottish Enlightenment – how enlightened? Tom Devine, Karen O'Brien,[388] Alexander Broadie[160]
28 November 2002 Imagination – just what is it? Susan Stuart,[389] Steven Mithen, Semir Zeki
21 November 2002 Cordoba and Muslim Spain – a culture of tolerance? Tim Winter, Martin Palmer, Mehri Niknam[390]
14 November 2002 Victorian Realism – how real? Philip Maurice Davis,[391] A. N. Wilson, Dinah Birch[170]
7 November 2002 Human Nature – innate or nurtured? Steven Pinker, Janet Radcliffe Richards, John N. Gray
31 October 2002 Architecture and Power – imagery of imperialism Adrian Tinniswood, Gavin Stamp, Gillian Darley[392]
24 October 2002 The Scientist in History – missionary or monster? John Gribbin, Patricia Fara,[226] Hugh Pennington
17 October 2002 Slavery and Empire – were Britons also captives? Linda Colley, Catherine Hall, Felipe Fernández-Armesto

2001–2002[edit]

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18 July 2002 History of Heritage David Cannadine, Miri Rubin, Peter Mandler
11 July 2002 Psychoanalysis – do people crave dictatorship? Adam Phillips, Sally Alexander,[393] Malcolm Bowie
4 July 2002 Freedom – a principle worth fighting and dying for? John Keane, Bernard Williams, Annabel Brett[276]
27 June 2002 Cultural Imperialism – should we try to prevent it? Linda Colley, Phillip Dodd,[394] Mary Beard
20 June 2002 Richard Wagner – his influence on the German spirit. John Deathridge, Lucy Beckett,[395] Michael Tanner[396]
13 June 2002 The American West – was it an "experiment of liberty"? Frank McLynn,[397] Jenni Calder, Christopher Frayling
6 June 2002 The Soul – the key to our individuality as humans? Richard Sorabji,[398] Ruth Padel, Martin Palmer
30 May 2002 The Grand Tour – what drove this desire for travel? Chloe Chard,[399] Jeremy Black, Edward Chaney[400]
23 May 2002 History of Drugs – their role in medicine and the arts Richard Davenport-Hines, Sadie Plant, Mike Jay[401]
16 May 2002 Chaos Theory – was the universe chaotic or orderly? Susan Greenfield, David Papineau, Neil F. Johnson[402]
9 May 2002 The Examined Life – is an unexamined life worth living? A. C. Grayling, Janet Radcliffe Richards, Julian Baggini
2 May 2002 Schrodinger's Cat – Quantum Mechanics Sir Roger Penrose, Fay Dowker, Tony Sudbery[403]
25 April 2002 Tolstoy – the influence of the Russian Novel A. N. Wilson, Catriona Kelly,[308] Sarah Hudspith[404]
11 April 2002 Bohemia – what did it mean to be Bohemian? Norman Davies, Karin Friedrich, Robert Pynsent[405]
4 April 2002 ET – new life within our solar system Simon Goodwin,[406] Heather Couper, Ian Stewart
28 March 2002 The Artist – a special kind of human being? Emma Barker,[407] Thomas Healy,[271] T. C. W. Blanning
21 March 2002 Marriage – its various forms and the role of the State Janet Soskice,[379] Frederik Pedersen,[408] Christina Hardyment[409]
14 March 2002 Buddhism – why has it captured the spirit of our age? Peter Harvey,[410] Kate Crosby,[411] Mahinda Deagallee[412]
7 March 2002 John Milton – poet or politician? John Carey, Lisa Jardine, Blair Worden[413]
28 February 2002 Virtue – is it derived from reason? Galen Strawson, Miranda Fricker, Roger Crisp[414]
21 February 2002 The Celts – what were the Celts in Britain really like? Barry Cunliffe, Alistair Moffat,[415] Miranda Aldhouse-Green[416]
14 February 2002 Anatomy – 2000 years of anatomical study Harold Ellis,[417] Ruth Richardson,[418] Andrew Cunningham[419]
7 February 2002 The Universe's Shape Sir Martin Rees, Julian Barbour, Janna Levin
31 January 2002 W B Yeats and Mysticism Roy Foster, Warwick Gould, Brenda Maddox
24 January 2002 Happiness Angie Hobbs, Simon Blackburn, A. C. Grayling
17 January 2002 Catharism Malcolm Barber, Miri Rubin, Euan Cameron
10 January 2002 Nuclear Physics Jim Al-Khalili, Christine Sutton, John Gribbin
3 January 2002 Sensibility Claire Tomalin, John Mullan, Hermione Lee
27 December 2001 The Story of Food Rebecca Spang, Ivan Day, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
20 December 2001 Rome and European Civilization Mary Beard, Catharine Edwards, Greg Woolf
13 December 2001 Genetics Steve Jones, Richard Dawkins, Linda Partridge
6 December 2001 Oscar Wilde Valentine Cunningham, Regenia Gagnier, Neil Sammells
29 November 2001 Third Crusade Jonathan Riley-Smith, Carole Hillenbrand, Tariq Ali
22 November 2001 Oceanography Margaret Deacon, Tony Rice, Simon Schaffer
15 November 2001 Surrealism Dawn Ades, Malcolm Bowie, Darian Leader
8 November 2001 The British Empire Maria Misra, Peter Cain, Catherine Hall
1 November 2001 Confucius Frances Wood, Tim Barrett, Tao Tao Liu
25 October 2001 Napoleon and Wellington Andrew Roberts, Mike Broers, Belinda Beaton
18 October 2001 Democracy Melissa Lane, David Wootton, Tim Winter

2000–2001[edit]

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Title Contributors
19 July 2001 Byzantium Charlotte Roueché, John Julius Norwich, Liz James
12 July 2001 Charles Dickens Rosemary Ashton, Michael Slater, John Bowen
5 July 2001 The Origins of the Earth Simon Winchester, Cherry Lewis, John Cosgrove
28 June 2001 Existentialism A. C. Grayling, Christina Howells, Simon Critchley
21 June 2001 The Sonnet Sir Frank Kermode, Phillis Levin, Jonathan Bate
14 June 2001 The Legacy of the French Revolution Stefan Collini, Anne Janowitz, Andrew Roberts
3 May 2001 Evil Jones Erwin, Stephen Mulhall, Margaret Atkins
26 April 2001 Literary Modernism John Carey, Laura Marcus, Valentine Cunningham
19 April 2001 The Glorious Revolution John Spurr, Rosemary Sweet, Scott Mandelbrote
12 April 2001 Black Holes Sir Martin Rees, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Martin Ward
5 April 2001 The Fall of the Roman Empire Charlotte Roueché, David Womersley, Richard Alston
29 March 2001 The Philosophy of Love Roger Scruton, Angie Hobbes, Thomas Docherty
22 March 2001 Fossils Richard Corfield, Dianne Edwards, Richard Fortey
15 March 2001 The Life of William Shakespeare Katherine Duncan-Jones, John Sutherland, Grace Ioppolo
1 March 2001 Money Niall Ferguson, Richard J. Evans, Jane Humphries
22 February 2001 Quantum Gravity John Gribbin, Lee Smolin, Janna Levin
15 February 2001 The Restoration Mark Goldie, Richard Ollard, Clare Jackson
8 February 2001 Humanism Tony Davies, Lisa Jardine, Simon Goldhill
1 February 2001 Imperial Science Richard Drayton, Maria Misra, Ziauddin Sardar
25 January 2001 Science and Religion Stephen Jay Gould, John Haldane, Hilary Rose
18 January 2001 The British Enlightenment Roy Porter, Linda Colley, Jeremy Black
11 January 2001 Mathematics and Platonism Ian Stewart, Margaret Wertheim, John D. Barrow
4 January 2001 Gothic Chris Baldick, A. N. Wilson, Emma Clery
16 November 2000 Nihilism Rob Hopkins, Raymond Tallis, Catherine Belsey
9 November 2000 Psychoanalysis and Literature Adam Phillips, Malcolm Bowie, Lisa Appignanesi
2 November 2000 Evolutionary Psychology Janet Radcliffe Richards, Nicholas Humphrey, Steven Rose
26 October 2000 The Tudor State John Guy, Christopher Haigh, Christine Carpenter
19 October 2000 Laws of Nature Mark Buchanan, Frank Close, Nancy Cartwright
12 October 2000 The Romantics Jonathan Bate, Rosemary Ashton, Nicholas Roe
5 October 2000 Hitler in History Ian Kershaw, Niall Ferguson, Mary Fulbrook
28 September 2000 London Peter Ackroyd, Claire Tomalin, Iain Sinclair

1999–2000[edit]

From 1 June 2000, and the discussion on The American Ideal, the programme moved from 30 minutes to a 45-minute format.

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Title Contributors
29 June 2000 Imagination and Consciousness Gerald Edelman, Igor Aleksander, Margaret Boden
22 June 2000 Biography Richard Holmes, Nigel Hamilton, Amanda Foreman
15 June 2000 Inspiration and Genius Arthur I. Miller, Michael Howe, Juliet Mitchell
8 June 2000 The Renaissance Francis Ames-Lewis, Peter Burke, Evelyn Welch
1 June 2000 The American Ideal Christopher Hitchens, John Keane, Susan Sontag
25 May 2000 Chemical Elements Paul Strathern, Mary Archer, John Murrell
18 May 2000 The Wars of the Roses Helen Castor, Colin Richmond, Steven Gunn
11 May 2000 The Work of William Shakespeare Sir Frank Kermode, Michael Bogdanov, Germaine Greer
4 May 2000 Death Jonathan Dollimore, Thomas Lynch, Marilyn Butler
27 April 2000 Human Origins Leslie Aiello, Robert Foley, Mark Roberts
20 April 2000 Englishness Paul Langford, Peter Mandler, Lola Young
13 April 2000 New Wars Sir Michael Howard, Mary Kaldor, Sir Michael Rose
6 April 2000 The Natural Order Colin Tudge, Sandy Knapp, Henry Gee
30 March 2000 Lessons from History Richard J. Evans, Eric Hobsbawm
23 March 2000 Materialism and the Consumer Rachel Bowlby, William Gibson
16 March 2000 Lenin Robert Service, Vitali Vitaliev
9 March 2000 The Age of Doubt A. N. Wilson, Victoria Glendinning
2 March 2000 Metamorphosis A. S. Byatt, Catherine Bates
24 February 2000 Grand Unified Theory Brian Greene, Sir Martin Rees
17 February 2000 History of Reading Kevin Sharpe, Jacqueline Pearson
10 February 2000 Goethe and the Science of the Enlightenment Nicholas Boyle, Simon Schaffer
3 February 2000 Republicanism Sarah Barber, Andrew Roberts
27 January 2000 Economic Rights Amartya Sen, Will Hutton
20 January 2000 Masculinity in Literature Martin Amis, Cora Kaplan
13 January 2000 Information Technology Charles Leadbeater, Ian Angell
6 January 2000 Climate Change Sir John Houghton, George Monbiot
30 December 1999 Time Neil Johnson, Lee Smolin
23 December 1999 Prayer Russell Stannard, Andrew Samuels
16 December 1999 Medical Ethics Barry Jackson, Sheila McLean
9 December 1999 Childhood Christina Hardyment, Theodore Zeldin
2 December 1999 Tragedy George Steiner, Catherine Belsey
25 November 1999 Consciousness Ted Honderich, Sir Roger Penrose
18 November 1999 Progress Anthony O'Hear, Adam Phillips
11 November 1999 The Novel D. J. Taylor, Gillian Beer
4 November 1999 Education Mary Warnock, Ted Wragg
28 October 1999 Atrocity in the 20th Century Jonathan Glover, Gwen Adshead
21 October 1999 The Individual Richard Wollheim, Jonathan Dollimore
14 October 1999 The Nation State Norman Davies, Andrew Marr
7 October 1999 Utopia A. C. Grayling, John Carey
30 September 1999 Maths and Storytelling John Allen Paulos, Marina Warner
23 September 1999 Genetic Determinism Steve Jones, Matt Ridley

1998–1999[edit]

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22 July 1999 Pain Patrick Wall, Semir Zeki
15 July 1999 Truth, Lies and Fiction Elena Lappin, Nick Groom
8 July 1999 Africa Henry Louis Gates Jr, Anthony Sampson
1 July 1999 Intelligence Ken Richardson, Michael Ruse
24 June 1999 Capitalism Anatole Kaletsky, Edward Luttwak
17 June 1999 The Great Disruption Francis Fukuyama, Amos Oz
10 June 1999 The Monarchy David Cannadine, Bea Campbell
3 June 1999 Just War John Keane, Niall Ferguson
27 May 1999 Memory Malcolm Bowie, Nancy Wood
20 May 1999 The Origins of the Universe Sir Martin Rees, Paul Davies
13 May 1999 Multiculturalism Stuart Hall, Avtar Brah
6 May 1999 Mathematics Ian Stewart, Brian Butterworth
29 April 1999 Artificial Intelligence Igor Aleksander, John Searle
22 April 1999 Fundamentalism Karen Armstrong, Tariq Ali
15 April 1999 Evolution John Maynard Smith, Colin Tudge
8 April 1999 Writing and Political Oppression Nadine Gordimer, Ariel Dorfman
1 April 1999 Good and Evil Leszek Kołakowski, Galen Strawson
25 March 1999 20th Century Architecture Daniel Libeskind, Richard Weston
18 March 1999 Animal Experiments and Rights Colin Blakemore, Lynda Birke
11 March 1999 History as Science Jared Diamond, Richard J. Evans
4 March 1999 Shakespeare and Literary Criticism Harold Bloom, Jacqueline Rose
25 February 1999 The Decline and Fall of the 20th Century Avant Garde Eric Hobsbawm, Frances Morris
18 February 1999 Space in Religion and Science John Polkinghorne, Margaret Wertheim
11 February 1999 Language and the Mind Jonathan Miller, Steven Pinker
4 February 1999 The Legacy of Psychoanalysis Juliet Mitchell, Adam Phillips
28 January 1999 Ageing Alan Walker, Tom Kirkwood
21 January 1999 Modern Culture Will Self, Roger Scruton
14 January 1999 The New Genetics Grahame Bulfield, Bryan Appleyard
7 January 1999 The Rise of Feminism Helena Cronin, Germaine Greer
31 December 1998 The British Empire's Legacy Catherine Hall, Linda Colley
24 December 1998 Neuroscience in the 20th Century Susan Greenfield, Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
17 December 1998 The American Century Harry Evans, John Lloyd
10 December 1998 Cultural Rights in the 20th Century Homi Bhabha, John N. Gray
3 December 1998 History's relevance in the 20th century Simon Schama, Lady Antonia Fraser
26 November 1998 Work in the 20th Century Richard Sennett, Theodore Zeldin, Melanie Phillips
19 November 1998 The Brain and Consciousness Steven Rose, Dan Robinson
12 November 1998 The 20th Century City Sir Peter Hall, Doreen Massey
5 November 1998 The Perception of Science John Gribbin, Mary Midgley
29 October 1998 The Revelations of Science Richard Dawkins, Ian McEwan
22 October 1998 Politics in the 20th Century Gore Vidal, Alan Clark
15 October 1998 War in the 20th Century Michael Ignatieff, Sir Michael Howard

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  37. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 3 January 2014, Plato's Symposium
  38. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 26 December 2013, The Medici
  39. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 19 December 2013, Complexity
  40. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 12 December 2013, Pliny the Younger
  41. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 5 December 2013, Hindu Ideas of Creation
  42. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 28 November 2013, The Microscope
  43. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 21 November 2013, Pocahontas
  44. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 14 November 2013, The Tempest
  45. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 7 November 2013, Ordinary Language Philosophy
  46. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 31 Oct 2013, The Berlin Conference
  47. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 24 Oct 2013, The Corn laws
  48. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 17 Oct 2013, The Book of Common Prayer
  49. ^ British Academy for the humanities and social sciences, Professor Alexandra Walsham Professor of Reformation History, University of Exeter
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  51. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, Exoplanets
  52. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, The Marmaluks
  53. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, Blaise Pascal
  54. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 4 July 2013. In Our Time - The Invention of Radio
  55. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 27 June 2013. In Our Time - Romance of the Three Kingdoms
  56. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 20 June 2013. In Our Time - The Physiocrats
  57. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 13 June 2013. In Our Time - Prophecy
  58. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 6 June 2013. In Our Time - Relativity
  59. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 30 May 2013. In Our Time - Queen Zenobia
  60. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 23 May 2013. In Our Time - Lévi-Strauss
  61. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 16 May 2013. In Our Time - Cosmic Rays
  62. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 9 May 2013. In Our Time - Icelandic Sagas
  63. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 2 May 2013. In Our Time - Gnosticism
  64. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 25 April 2013. In Our Time - Montaigne
  65. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 18 April 2013. In Our Time - Putney Debates
  66. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 11 April 2013. In Our Time - Amazons
  67. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 4 April 2013. In Our Time - Japan's Sakoku Period
  68. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 28 March 2013. In Our Time - Water
  69. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 21 March 2013. In Our Time - Alfred Russel Wallace
  70. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 14 March 2013. In Our Time - Chekhov
  71. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 7 March 2013. In Our Time - Absolute Zero
  72. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 28 February 2013. In Our Time - Pitt Rivers
  73. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 21 February 2013. In Our Time - Decline and Fall
  74. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 14 February 2013. In Our Time - Ice Ages
  75. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 7 February 2013. In Our Time - Epicureanism
  76. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 31 January 2013. In Our Time - The War of 1812
  77. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 24 January 2013. In Our Time - Romulus and Remus
  78. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 17 January 2013. In Our Time - Comets
  79. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 10 January 2013. In Our Time - Le Morte d'Arthur
  80. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 27 December 2012. In Our Time - The Cult of Mithras
  81. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 20 December 2012. In Our Time - The South Sea Bubble
  82. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 13 December 2012. In Our Time - Shahnameh of Ferdowsi
  83. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 6 December 2012. In Our Time - Bertrand Russell
  84. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 29 November 2012. In Our Time - Crystallography
  85. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 22 November 2012. In Our Time - The Borgias
  86. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 15 November 2012. In Our Time - Simone Weil
  87. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 08 November 2012. In Our Time - The Upanishads
  88. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 01 November 2012. In Our Time - The Anarchy
  89. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 25 October 2012. In Our Time - Fermat's Last Theorem
  90. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 18 October 2012. In Our Time - Hannibal
  91. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 11 October 2012. In Our Time - Hannibal
  92. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 4 October 2012. In Our Time - Gerald of Wales
  93. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 27 September 2012. In Our Time - The Ontological Argument
  94. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 20 September 2012. In Our Time - The Druids
  95. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, 13 September 2012. In Our Time
  96. ^ John Innes Centre - Newd. Prof Cathie Martin made an MBE
  97. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 12 July 2012, Hadrian's Wall
  98. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 5 July 2012, Scepticism
  99. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 28 June 2012, Al-Kindi
  100. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 21 June 2012, Annie Besant
  101. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 14 June 2012, James Joyce's Ulysses
  102. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 7 June 2012, King Solomon
  103. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 31 May 2012, The Trojan War
  104. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 24 May 2012, Marco Polo
  105. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 17 May 2012, Clausewitz and On War
  106. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 10 May 2012, Game Theory
  107. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 3 May 2012, Voltaire's Candide
  108. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 26 April 2012, Battle of Bosworth Field
  109. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 19 April 2012, Neoplatonism
  110. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 12 April 2012, Early Geology
  111. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 5 April 2012, Quakers
  112. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 29 March 2012, The Measurement of Time
  113. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 22 March 2012, Moses Mendelssohn
  114. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 15 March 2012, Vitruvius and De Architectura
  115. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 8 March 2012, Lyrical Ballads
  116. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 1 March 2012, Benjamin Franklin
  117. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 23 February 2012, Conductors
  118. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 16 February 2012, The An Lushan Rebellion
  119. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 9 February 2012, Erasmus
  120. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 2 February 2012, The Kama Sutra
  121. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 26 January 2012, The Scientific method
  122. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 19 January 2012, 1848: Year of Revolution
  123. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 12 January 2012, The Safavid Dynasty
  124. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 29 December 2011, Macromolecules
  125. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 22 December 2011, Robinson Crusoe
  126. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 15 December 2011, The Concordat of Worms
  127. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 8 December 2011, Heraclitus
  128. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 1 December 2011, Christina Rossetti
  129. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 24 November 2011, Ptolemy and Ancient Astronomy
  130. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 17 November 2011, Ptolemy and Ancient Astronomy
  131. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 10 November 2011, The Continental-Analytic Split
  132. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 3 November 2011, The Moon
  133. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 27 October 2011, The Siege of Tenochtitlan
  134. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 20 October 2011, Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People
  135. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 13 October 2011, The Ming Voyages
  136. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 6 October 2011, David Hume
  137. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 27 September 2011, The Etruscan Civilisation
  138. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 22 September 2011, Shinto
  139. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In our Time, 15 September 2011, The Hippocratic Oath
  140. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In Our Time, 7 July 2011, The Minoan Civilisation
  141. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In Our Time, 23 June 2011, Malthusianism
  142. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In Our Time, 9 June 2011, The Origins of Infectious Disease
  143. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In Our Time, 18 November 2010, Foxe's Book of Martyrs
  144. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In Our Time, 11 November 2010, Women and Enlightenment Science
  145. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In Our Time, 4 November 2010, Women and Enlightenment Science
  146. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In Our Time, 28 October 2010, The Unicorn
  147. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In Our Time, 21 October 2010, History of Logic
  148. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In Our Time, 14 October 2010, Sturm und Drang
  149. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In Our Time, 7 October 2010, The Spanish Armada
  150. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In Our Time, 30 September 2010, The Delphic Oracle
  151. ^ a b c BBC Radio 4, In Our Time, 23 September 2010, Imaginary numbers
  152. ^ Andy Martin, Lecturer in French at the University of Cambridge.
  153. ^ Mary Orr, Professor of French at the University of Southampton.
  154. ^ Kathleen Burk, Professor of American History at University College London.
  155. ^ Harry Bennett, Reader in History and Head of Humanities at the University of Plymouth.
  156. ^ Tim Lockley, Associate Professor of History at the University of Warwick.
  157. ^ a b c d e Richard Corfield, Senior Lecturer in Earth Sciences and Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research at the Open University, Research Associate in the Department of Earth Sciences at Oxford University.
  158. ^ a b Mike Benton, Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol.
  159. ^ Melissa Lane, Senior University Lecturer in History at Cambridge University.
  160. ^ a b Alexander Broadie, Professor of Logic and Rhetoric at the University of Glasgow, author of The Scottish Enlightenment – The Historical Age of the Historical Nation.
  161. ^ a b c d Peter Forshaw, Lecturer in Renaissance Philosophies at Birkbeck, University of London.
  162. ^ a b Lauren Kassell, Lecturer in the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.
  163. ^ a b c d Jonathan Sawday, Professor of English Studies at the University of Strathclyde.
  164. ^ Fran Brearton, Reader in English and Assistant Director of the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at the University of Belfast.
  165. ^ a b Anne Curry, Professor of Medieval History at Southampton University.
  166. ^ Malcolm Vale, Fellow and Tutor in History at St John's College, Oxford.
  167. ^ Matthew Bennett, Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.
  168. ^ a b c d e Carolin Crawford, Royal Society University Research Fellow at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge.
  169. ^ a b Sheila Rowan, Professor in Experimental Physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow.
  170. ^ a b c d Dinah Birch, Professor of English at the University of Liverpool.
  171. ^ a b Rosemary Ashton, Quain Professor of English Language and Literature at University College London.
  172. ^ Sarah Hutton, Professor of English at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
  173. ^ John Cottingham, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading.
  174. ^ a b Nick Lowe, Senior Lecturer in Classics at Royal Holloway, University of London.
  175. ^ Maria Wyke, Professor of Latin at University College London.
  176. ^ Yangwen Zheng, Lecturer in Modern Chinese History at the University of Manchester.
  177. ^ Lars Laamann, Research Fellow in Chinese History at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
  178. ^ Xun Zhou, Research Fellow in History at SOAS, University of London.
  179. ^ John Blair, Fellow in History at The Queen's College, Oxford.
  180. ^ Rosemary Cramp, Emeritus Professor in Archaeology at Durham University.
  181. ^ David Wilkinson, Consultant Anaesthetist at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London and President of the History of Anaesthesia Society.
  182. ^ Stephanie Snow, Research Associate at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology & Medicine at the University of Manchester.
  183. ^ a b c Dr Anne Hardy, Reader in the History of Medicine at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London.
  184. ^ Katharine Lerman, Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at London Metropolitan University.
  185. ^ Karen O'Brien, Professor in English at the University of Warwick.
  186. ^ Brean Hammond, Professor of Modern English Literature at the University of Nottingham.
  187. ^ Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Advisor for Scotland and Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at Aberdeen University.
  188. ^ Andrew Mendelsohn, Senior Lecturer in the History of Science and Medicine at Imperial College, University of London.
  189. ^ Emily Winterburn, Curator of Astronomy at the National Maritime Museum.
  190. ^ Susan Jones, Fellow and Tutor in English at St Hilda's College, Oxford.
  191. ^ Robert Hampson, Professor of Modern Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London.
  192. ^ Laurence Davies, Honorary Senior Research Fellow in English at Glasgow University and Visiting Professor of Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire.
  193. ^ Naomi Standen, Lecturer in Chinese History at Newcastle University.
  194. ^ George Lane, Lecturer in History at the School of Oriental and African Studies.
  195. ^ a b c Jackie Stedall, Research Fellow in the History of Mathematics at Queen's College, Oxford.
  196. ^ Serafina Cuomo, Reader in the History of Science at Imperial College London.
  197. ^ George Phillips, Honorary Reader in Mathematics at St Andrews University.
  198. ^ Nigel Aston, Reader in Early Modern History at the University of Leicester.
  199. ^ Simon Ditchfield, Reader in History at the University of York.
  200. ^ a b Edwin Williamson, Professor of Spanish Studies at the University of Oxford.
  201. ^ Efraín Kristal, Professor of Comparative Literature at University of California, Los Angeles.
  202. ^ Evelyn Fishburn, Professor Emeritus at London Metropolitan University and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at University College London.
  203. ^ Roger Crowley, author and historian.
  204. ^ Colin Imber, formerly Reader in Turkish at Manchester University.
  205. ^ Margaret Kean, Tutor and Fellow in English at St Hilda's College, Oxford.
  206. ^ George Gheverghese Joseph, Honorary Reader in Mathematics Education at Manchester University.
  207. ^ a b Colva Roney-Dougal, Lecturer in Pure Mathematics at the University of St Andrews.
  208. ^ Dennis Almeida, Lecturer in Mathematics Education at Exeter University and the Open University.
  209. ^ a b Iwan Morus, Senior Lecturer in the History of Science at The University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
  210. ^ Caroline Barron, Professorial Research Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London.
  211. ^ Alastair Dunn, author of The Peasants' Revolt – England's Failed Revolution of 1381.
  212. ^ a b Jim McLaverty, Professor of English at Keele University.
  213. ^ Valerie Rumbold, Reader in English Literature at Birmingham University.
  214. ^ June Barrow-Green, Lecturer in the History of Mathematics at the Open University.
  215. ^ a b c d Judith Hawley, Senior Lecturer in English at Royal Holloway, University of London.
  216. ^ Caroline Warman, Fellow and Tutor in French at Jesus College, Oxford.
  217. ^ a b c d e f David Wootton, Anniversary Professor of History at the University of York.
  218. ^ a b c Dr Chris Cullen, Director of the Needham Research Institute at Cambridge University.
  219. ^ Tim Barrett, Professor of East Asian History at the School of Oriental And African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
  220. ^ Frances Wood, Head of Chinese Collections at the British Library.
  221. ^ David Bagchi, Lecturer in the History of Christian Thought at the University of Hull.
  222. ^ Reverend Dr Charlotte Methuen, Lecturer in Reformation History at the University of Oxford.
  223. ^ a b Amira Bennison, Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge.
  224. ^ Peter Adamson, Reader in Philosophy at King's College London.
  225. ^ Jason Wilson, Professor of Latin American Literature at University College London.
  226. ^ a b c d Patricia Fara, Affiliated Lecturer in the History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University, Fellow of Clare College and author of Newton: the Making of Genius.
  227. ^ Jim Secord, Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge and Director of the Darwin Correspondence Project.
  228. ^ Julie Sanders, Professor of English Literature and Drama at the University of Nottingham.
  229. ^ John Edwards, Research Fellow in Spanish at the University of Oxford.
  230. ^ a b Alexander Murray, Medieval historian and Emeritus Fellow in History at University College, Oxford.
  231. ^ Michael Alpert, Emeritus Professor in Modern and Contemporary History of Spain at the University of Westminster.
  232. ^ Ken Teo, Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow at Cambridge University.
  233. ^ Dr Celeste-Marie Bernier, Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Nottingham.
  234. ^ Dr Sarah Meer, Lecturer and Director of Studies in English at Selwyn College, University of Cambridge.
  235. ^ Dr Clive Webb, Reader in American History at the University of Sussex.
  236. ^ Fay Bound Alberti, Research Fellow at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at the University of Manchester.
  237. ^ Ruth Tatlow, Lecturer in Music Theory at the University of Stockholm.
  238. ^ a b c d e Juliette Wood, Associate Lecturer in the Department of Welsh at the University College of Wales in Cardiff and Secretary of the Folklore Society.
  239. ^ Nicola Bown, Lecturer in Victorian Studies at Birkbeck, University of London.
  240. ^ a b Kristen Lippincott, Deputy Director of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
  241. ^ Hermione Hobhouse, Architectural Historian and Writer.
  242. ^ Nadja Durbach, Associate Professor of History at the University of Utah.
  243. ^ a b Dr Chris Dye, Co-ordinator of the World Health Organisation's work on tuberculosis epidemiology.
  244. ^ Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Lecturer in the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London.
  245. ^ Sheridan Gilley, Emeritus Reader in Theology at the University of Durham.
  246. ^ Frances Knight, Senior Lecturer in Church History at the University of Wales, Lampeter.
  247. ^ Simon Skinner, Fellow and Tutor in History at Balliol College, Oxford.
  248. ^ Sarah Colvin, Professor of German at the University of Edinburgh.
  249. ^ W. Daniel Wilson, Professor of German at Royal Holloway, University of London.
  250. ^ Matthew Innes, Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London.
  251. ^ Julia Smith, Edwards Professor of Medieval History at Glasgow University.
  252. ^ Mary Garrison, Lecturer in History at the University of York.
  253. ^ a b c Stephen Pumfrey, Senior Lecturer in the History of Science at the University of Lancaster.
  254. ^ Barry Ife, Cervantes Professor Emeritus at King's College London.
  255. ^ Jane Whetnall, Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at Queen Mary, University of London.
  256. ^ Raymond Flood, Lecturer in Computing Studies and Mathematics at Kellogg College, Oxford.
  257. ^ Mark Vernon, Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy at Syracuse University and London Metropolitan University.
  258. ^ Janet Hartley, Professor of International History at the London School of Economics.
  259. ^ Simon Dixon, Professor of Modern History at the University of Leeds.
  260. ^ Tony Lentin, Professor of History at the Open University.
  261. ^ Fred Spoor, Professor of Evolutionary Anatomy at University College London.
  262. ^ Margaret Clegg, Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Biological Anthropology at University College London.
  263. ^ a b c Dr Carolyne Larrington, Tutor in Medieval English at St John's College, Oxford.
  264. ^ Ardis Butterfield, Reader in English at University College London.
  265. ^ Kevin Sharpe, Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London.
  266. ^ Ann Hughes, Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Keele.
  267. ^ Joad Raymond, Professor of English Literature at the University of East Anglia.
  268. ^ a b Barry Smith, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London.
  269. ^ Kathleen Lennon, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Hull.
  270. ^ Alan Sommerstein, Professor of Greek at the University of Nottingham.
  271. ^ a b c d e Thomas Healy, Professor of Renaissance Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London.
  272. ^ a b c Valery Rees, Renaissance scholar and senior member of the Language Department at the School of Economic Science, a translator of Ficino's letters.
  273. ^ Sarah Richardson, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Warwick.
  274. ^ Jon Agar, Lecturer in the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.
  275. ^ Alison Adam, Professor of Information Systems at Salford University.
  276. ^ a b c Annabel Brett, Fellow of Gonville and Caius and Senior Lecturer in Political Thought and Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge, editor with Quentin Skinner of Liberty, Right and Nature (Cambridge University Press).
  277. ^ Miriam Griffin, Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford.
  278. ^ John Moles, Professor of Latin at the University of Newcastle.
  279. ^ Steven Gunn, Lecturer in Modern History at Oxford University.
  280. ^ a b Penny Roberts, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Warwick.
  281. '^ "In Our Times Greatest Philiosopher Vote", BBC Radio 4 site.
  282. ^ Katherine Duncan-Jones, Senior Research Fellow in the English Faculty of Oxford University.
  283. ^ Emma Smith, Lecturer in English at Oxford University.
  284. ^ Simon Kelley, Head of Department in the Department of Earth Sciences at the Open University.
  285. ^ Charles Hope, Director of the Warburg Institute and Professor of the History of the Classical Tradition at the University of London.
  286. ^ a b Evelyn Welch, Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London and author of Art in Renaissance Italy, 1350–1500.
  287. ^ Marcus Walsh, Kenneth Allott Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool.
  288. ^ a b c d Robert Kaplan, Co-founder of The Math Circle at Harvard University, author of The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero (Oxford University Press, 2001) and co-author of The Art of the Infinite: Our Lost Language of Numbers (Allen Lane, 2003).
  289. ^ Mike Broers, Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall.
  290. ^ Rebecca Spang, Lecturer in Modern History at University College London.
  291. ^ Susan James, Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London.
  292. ^ Michael Clanchy, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the Institute of Historical Research.
  293. ^ David Moore, Director of the Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research at the University of Nottingham.
  294. ^ Gemma Calvert, Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Bath.
  295. ^ Philip Hardie, Corpus Christi Professor of Latin at the University of Oxford.
  296. ^ a b Catharine Edwards, Senior Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at Birkbeck College, University of London.
  297. ^ Tim Champion, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton.
  298. ^ Richard Parkinson, Assistant Keeper in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum.
  299. ^ a b c Dr Richard Gameson, Reader in Medieval History at Kent University and he is also editor of St Augustine and the Conversion of England (Sutton Publishing, 1999).
  300. ^ a b John Hines, Professor in the School of History and Archaeology at Cardiff University.
  301. ^ Keith Hanley, Professor of English Literature and Director of the Ruskin Programme at Lancaster University.
  302. ^ Stefan Collini, Professor of Intellectual History and English Literature at the University of Cambridge.
  303. ^ Steve Connor, Professor of Modern Literature at Birkbeck, University of London.
  304. ^ Laura Marcus, Professor of English at the University of Sussex.
  305. ^ David Sedley, Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the University of Cambridge.
  306. ^ Susan James, Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London.
  307. ^ Dominic Lieven, Professor of Russian Government at the London School of Economics.
  308. ^ a b Catriona Kelly, Professor of Russian at Oxford University.
  309. ^ a b Greg Woolf, Professor of Ancient History at St Andrews University.
  310. ^ Catherine Steel, Lecturer in Classics at the University of Glasgow.
  311. ^ Osman Durrani, Professor of German at the University of Kent at Canterbury.
  312. ^ a b Brett Kahr, Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health in London and a practising Freudian.
  313. ^ a b Dr Michelle Brown, Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library and author of A Guide to Western Historical Scripts: From Antiquity to 1600 (British Library Publishing, 1990).
  314. ^ David Wark, Professor of Experimental Physics at Imperial College London and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
  315. ^ Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, Curator of Ancient Iranian Coins in the Department of Coins and Medals at the British Museum.
  316. ^ Farrokh Vajifdar, Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and a life-long student of Zoroastrianism.
  317. ^ Alan Williams, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Religion at the University of Manchester.
  318. ^ Ceri Sullivan, Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Wales, Bangor.
  319. ^ a b Alison Rowlands, Senior Lecturer in European History at the University of Essex.
  320. ^ Malcolm Gaskill, Fellow and Director of Studies in History at Churchill College, Cambridge.
  321. ^ a b Carol Michaelson, Assistant Keeper of Chinese Art in the Department of Oriental Antiquities at the British Museum.
  322. ^ Benedict O'Donohoe, Principal Lecturer in French at the University of the West of England and Secretary of the UK Society for Sartrean Studies.
  323. ^ Christina Howells, Professor of French at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Wadham College.
  324. ^ a b Amanda Vickery, Reader in History at Royal Holloway, University of London and author of The Gentleman's Daughter: Women's Lives in Georgian England (Yale Nota Bene, 2003).
  325. ^ Linda Partridge, Biology and Biotechnology Research Council Professor at University College London.
  326. ^ John Watts, Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Corpus Christie College, Oxford.
  327. ^ Carol Berkin, Professor of History at The City University of New York and author of A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution (Harcourt, 2002).
  328. ^ Simon Middleton, Lecturer in American History at the University of East Anglia.
  329. ^ Colin Bonwick, Professor Emeritus in American History at Keele University.
  330. ^ a b Murray Pittock, Professor of Scottish and Romantic Literature at the University of Manchester.
  331. ^ Irving Finkel, Curator in the Department of the Ancient Near East at the British Museum.
  332. ^ a b Paul Murdin, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge.
  333. ^ Hugh R. A. Jones, Planet hunter and Reader in Astrophysics at Liverpool John Moores University.
  334. ^ Sarah Barber, Senior Lecturer in History at Lancaster University.
  335. ^ a b Huw Bowen, Senior Lecturer in Economic and Social History at the University of Leicester.
  336. ^ James Walvin, Professor of History at the University of York and author of Fruits of Empire: Exotic Produce and British Taste, 1660–1800 (Macmillan, 1997).
  337. ^ Rachel Bowlby, Professor of English at the University of York who has written the introduction to the new Penguin translation of Sigmund Freud and Joseph Breuer's Studies in Hysteria (Penguin, 2004).
  338. ^ Jennifer Wallace, Director of Studies in English at Peterhouse, Cambridge.
  339. ^ Dr Vivienne Lo, Lecturer at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine.
  340. ^ Dr Val Gibson, Particle physicist from the Cavendish Laboratory and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.
  341. ^ Heather O'Donoghue, Vigfusson Rausing Reader in Ancient Icelandic Literature in the Department of English at Oxford University.
  342. ^ Professor Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition at the University of California, San Diego.
  343. ^ Mark Solms, Professor of Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town.
  344. ^ a b Martin Conway, Professor of Psychology at the University of Durham.
  345. ^ Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Professor of Indian History and Culture at the University of Oxford.
  346. ^ Susan Stronge, Curator in the Asian Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
  347. ^ Chandrika Kaul, Lecturer in Imperial History at the University of St Andrews.
  348. ^ Anne Janowitz, Professor of Romantic Poetry at Queen Mary, University of London.
  349. ^ Peter de Bolla, Lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge.
  350. ^ Professor Fred Piper, Director of the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London and co-author of Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction (co-written with Sean Murphy, Oxford Paperbacks, 2002).
  351. ^ a b Sandy Knapp, Senior Botanist at the Natural History Museum.
  352. ^ Rosalind Thomas, Professor of Greek History at Royal Holloway, University of London.
  353. ^ Marie McGinn, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of York.
  354. ^ Mark Greengrass, Professor of History at the University of Sheffield.
  355. ^ Hazel Rymer, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Earth Sciences at the Open University.
  356. ^ Lyn Pykett, Professor of English and Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
  357. ^ Thomas Hahn, Professor of English Literature at the University of Rochester, New York.
  358. ^ Sarah Rees, Reader in Pure Mathematics at the University of Newcastle.
  359. ^ Virginia Nicholson, author of Among the Bohemians: Experiments in Living 1900–1939 (Viking, 2002. Paperback will be published by Penguin, November 2003).
  360. ^ Peter Harman, Professor of the History of Science at Lancaster University and editor of The Scientific Letters and Papers of James Clerk Maxwell (3 volumes, Cambridge University Press, 1990, 1995, 2002).
  361. ^ Joanna Haigh, Professor of Atmospheric Physics at Imperial College London.
  362. ^ Marina Benjamin, journalist and author of Living at the End of the World (Picador, 1999).
  363. ^ a b Karen Edwards, Lecturer in English at the University of Exeter.
  364. ^ Hilary Downes, Professor of Geochemistry at Birkbeck, University of London.
  365. ^ Steve Self, Professor of Vulcanology at the Open University.
  366. ^ Rosemary Sweet, Lecturer in History at the University of Leicester.
  367. ^ Peter Jones, Professor of French History at the University of Birmingham.
  368. ^ Mike Kopelman, Professor of Neuropsychiatry at King's College London and St Thomas' Hospital.
  369. ^ Kim Graham, Senior Scientist at the Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit.
  370. ^ Stana Nenadic, Senior Lecturer in Social History at Edinburgh University.
  371. ^ Allan Macinnes, Burnett-Fletcher Professor of History at Aberdeen University.
  372. ^ Tim Whitmarsh, Lecturer in Hellenistic Literature at Exeter University.
  373. ^ Deborah Thom, Lecturer in History at Robinson College, Cambridge.
  374. ^ Dr Robert Fraser, Senior Research Fellow in the Literature Department at the Open University and author of Proust and the Victorians (Palgrave Macmillan, 1994).
  375. ^ Helen Graham, Professor of Spanish History at Royal Holloway, University of London.
  376. ^ Dr Mary Vincent, Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Sheffield University.
  377. ^ Phil Charles, Professor of Astronomy at Southampton University.
  378. ^ Professor Catherine Belsey, Chair of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University.
  379. ^ a b Janet Soskice, Reader in Modern Theology and Philosophical Theology at Cambridge University.
  380. ^ Vladimir Jankovic, Wellcome Research Lecturer at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at Manchester University and author of Reading the Skies (Manchester University Press, 2001).
  381. ^ Richard Hamblyn, writer and author of The Invention of Clouds (Picador, 2002).
  382. ^ Liba Taub, Director of the Whipple Museum of the History of Science at Cambridge University and author of a new book called Ancient Meteorology (Routledge).
  383. ^ Adrian Locke, co-curator of the Aztecs exhibition currently at the Royal Academy of Arts.
  384. ^ Elizabeth Graham, Senior Lecturer in Mesoamerican Archaeology at University College London.
  385. ^ Professor Clare Lees, Professor of Medieval Literature at King's College London and author of Tradition and Belief: Religious Writing in Late Anglo-Saxon England (University of Minnesota Press, 1999).
  386. ^ Robert Poole, Reader in History at St Martin's College Lancaster and author of Time's Alteration, Calendar Reform in Early Modern England.
  387. ^ David Bradley, Professor of Tropical Hygiene at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
  388. ^ Karen O'Brien, Reader in English and American Literature at the University of Warwick.
  389. ^ Dr Susan Stuart, Lecturer in Philosophy of Mind at the University of Glasgow.
  390. ^ Mehri Niknam, Executive Director of the Maimonides Foundation, a joint Jewish-Muslim Interfaith Foundation in London.
  391. ^ Philip Maurice Davis, Reader in English Literature at the University of Liverpool and author of The Victorians, a volume of the New Oxford English Literary History (Oxford University Press 2002).
  392. ^ Gillian Darley, Architectural historian and biographer of John Soane, An Accidental Romantic (Yale University Press; ISBN 0-300-08695-4).
  393. ^ Sally Alexander, Professor of History, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
  394. ^ Phillip Dodd, Director, Institute of Contemporary Arts.
  395. ^ Lucy Beckett, Author of Richard Wagner: Parsifal.
  396. ^ Michael Tanner, Philosopher and author of Wagner and Nietzsche.
  397. ^ Frank Mclynn, Visiting Professor in the Department of Literature, University of Strathclyde, author of a new book Wagon's West – The Epic Story of America's Overland Trails.
  398. ^ Richard Sorabji, Gresham Professor of Rhetoric at Gresham College.
  399. ^ Chloe Chard, Literary historian and author of Pleasure and Guilt on the Grand Tour.
  400. ^ Edward Chaney, Professor of Fine and Decorative Arts, Southampton Institute and author of A Traveller's Companion to Florence.
  401. ^ Mike Jay, Historian and author of Emperors of Dreams, Drugs in the Nineteenth Century, Dedalus Ltd.
  402. ^ Neil Johnson, University Lecturer in Physics at Oxford University.
  403. ^ Tony Sudbery, Professor of Mathematics, University of York.
  404. ^ Sarah Hudspith, Lecturer in Russian, University of Leeds.
  405. ^ Robert Pynsent, Professor of Czech and Slovak Literature, University College London, author of Decadence and Innovation: Austro-Hungarian Life and Art at the Turn of the Century.
  406. ^ Simon Goodwin, Researcher in Astronomy, Cardiff University, co-author of XTL: Extraterrestrial life and how to find it.
  407. ^ Emma Barker, Lecturer in Art History at The Open University.
  408. ^ Frederik Pedersen, Lecturer in History, Aberdeen University.
  409. ^ Christina Hardyment, Social historian and journalist.
  410. ^ Peter Harvey, Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Sunderland.
  411. ^ Kate Crosby, Lecturer in Buddhist Studies, School of Oriental And African Studies (SOAS).
  412. ^ Mahinda Deagallee, Lecturer in the Study of Religions, Bath Spa University College and a Buddhist Monk from the Theravada tradition in Sri Lanka.
  413. ^ Blair Worden, Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Sussex and author of Roundhead Reputations – The English Civil Wars and the Passions of Posterity.
  414. ^ Roger Crisp, Uehiro Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at St Anne's College, Oxford.
  415. ^ Alistair Moffat, Writer and Historian and author of The Sea Kingdoms – The Story of Celtic Britain and Ireland.
  416. ^ Miranda Aldhouse Green, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Wales and author of Dying for the Gods.
  417. ^ Harold Ellis, Clinical Anatomist, School of Biomedical Sciences, King's College, London.
  418. ^ Ruth Richardson, Historian, and author of Death, Dissection and the Destitute, Phoenix Press.
  419. ^ Andrew Cunningham, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in the History of Medicine, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University.

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