In Our Time

In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas

Episodes

Title Duration Published Consumed
Anna Akhmatova 00:48:43 2018-01-18 13:47
The Siege of Malta, 1565 00:49:52 2018-01-11 13:35
Hamlet 00:52:33 2017-12-28 12:00
Beethoven 00:50:13 2017-12-21 12:30
Thomas Becket 00:52:52 2017-12-14 12:15
Moby Dick 00:51:00 2017-12-07 13:33
Carl Friedrich Gauss 00:49:05 2017-11-30 12:18
Thebes 00:46:49 2017-11-23 13:57
Germaine de Stael 00:49:57 2017-11-16 11:56
The Picts 00:56:45 2017-11-09 13:37
Picasso's Guernica 00:54:17 2017-11-02 12:07
Feathered Dinosaurs 00:48:17 2017-10-26 12:37
The Congress of Vienna 00:48:51 2017-10-19 12:23
Aphra Behn 00:49:51 2017-10-12 12:26
Constantine the Great 00:48:24 2017-10-05 13:08
Wuthering Heights 00:49:31 2017-09-28 11:59
Kant's Categorical Imperative 00:49:29 2017-09-21 13:08
al-Biruni 00:41:52 2017-08-31 13:02
Bird Migration 00:51:14 2017-07-06 12:09
Plato's Republic 00:48:43 2017-06-29 12:21
Eugene Onegin 00:49:27 2017-06-22 12:18
The American Populists 00:49:52 2017-06-15 12:13
Christine de Pizan 00:50:15 2017-06-08 12:30
Enzymes 00:48:36 2017-06-01 11:56
Purgatory 00:48:38 2017-05-25 12:32
Louis Pasteur 00:51:08 2017-05-18 13:05
Emily Dickinson 00:48:30 2017-05-11 12:35
The Battle of Lincoln 1217 00:53:10 2017-05-04 12:25
The Egyptian Book of the Dead 00:46:34 2017-04-27 13:22
Roger Bacon 00:50:33 2017-04-20 12:21
Rosa Luxemburg 00:50:10 2017-04-13 12:45
Pauli's Exclusion Principle 00:48:13 2017-04-06 12:15
Hokusai 00:48:07 2017-03-30 13:40
The Battle of Salamis 00:50:23 2017-03-23 12:02
The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum 00:49:47 2017-03-16 12:34
North and South 00:48:01 2017-03-09 11:57
The Kuiper Belt 00:48:11 2017-03-02 12:03
Seneca the Younger 00:51:25 2017-02-23 12:30
Maths in the Early Islamic World 00:49:07 2017-02-16 12:24
John Clare 00:48:15 2017-02-09 12:10
Hannah Arendt 00:47:17 2017-02-02 12:10
Parasitism 00:45:45 2017-01-26 12:54
Mary, Queen of Scots 00:52:19 2017-01-19 12:11
Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morality 00:48:03 2017-01-12 12:34
Johannes Kepler 00:48:42 2016-12-29 12:30
Four Quartets 00:48:31 2016-12-22 12:24
The Gin Craze 00:52:06 2016-12-15 12:34
Harriet Martineau 00:51:01 2016-12-08 12:25
Garibaldi and the Risorgimento 00:49:32 2016-12-01 12:36
Baltic Crusades 00:46:51 2016-11-24 13:40
Justinian's Legal Code 00:47:05 2016-11-17 12:48
The Fighting Temeraire 00:45:58 2016-11-10 12:28
Epic of Gilgamesh 00:46:52 2016-11-03 12:37
John Dalton 00:45:40 2016-10-27 12:14
The 12th Century Renaissance 00:49:23 2016-10-20 13:23
Plasma 00:45:53 2016-10-13 12:20
Lakshmi 00:47:09 2016-10-06 12:15
Animal Farm 00:51:17 2016-09-29 13:15
Zeno's Paradoxes 00:46:30 2016-09-22 12:17
The Invention of Photography 00:48:46 2016-07-07 12:26
Sovereignty 00:47:21 2016-06-30 11:45
Songs of Innocence and of Experience 00:49:59 2016-06-23 12:20
The Bronze Age Collapse 00:47:12 2016-06-16 12:25
Penicillin 00:46:35 2016-06-09 13:02
Margery Kempe and English Mysticism 00:44:45 2016-06-02 12:14
The Gettysburg Address 00:48:55 2016-05-26 12:16
The Muses 00:45:29 2016-05-19 12:53
Titus Oates and his 'Popish Plot' 00:49:05 2016-05-12 12:18
Tess of the d'Urbervilles 00:46:43 2016-05-05 12:39
Euclid's Elements 00:45:36 2016-04-28 12:12
1816, the Year Without a Summer 00:45:32 2016-04-21 12:13
The Neutron 00:45:30 2016-04-14 13:06
The Sikh Empire 00:44:57 2016-04-07 12:14
Agrippina the Younger 00:46:09 2016-03-31 12:15
Aurora Leigh 00:46:52 2016-03-24 12:18
Bedlam 00:46:57 2016-03-17 11:59
The Maya Civilization 00:46:33 2016-03-10 13:30
The Dutch East India Company 00:46:12 2016-03-03 12:10
Mary Magdalene 00:44:34 2016-02-25 12:16
Robert Hooke 00:48:11 2016-02-18 13:19
Rumi's Poetry 00:46:44 2016-02-11 13:53
Chromatography 00:47:14 2016-02-04 12:29
Eleanor of Aquitaine 00:44:49 2016-01-28 12:20
Thomas Paine's Common Sense 00:45:40 2016-01-21 12:26
Saturn 00:46:55 2016-01-14 12:46
Tristan and Iseult 00:45:12 2015-12-31 12:30
Michael Faraday 00:45:51 2015-12-24 12:30
Circadian Rhythms 00:48:04 2015-12-17 12:25
Chinese Legalism 00:45:27 2015-12-10 12:29
Voyages of James Cook 00:47:16 2015-12-03 12:32
The Salem Witch Trials 00:45:28 2015-11-26 12:35
Emma 00:47:27 2015-11-19 12:50
The Battle of Lepanto 00:48:18 2015-11-12 13:36
P v NP 00:45:45 2015-11-05 12:06
The Empire of Mali 00:47:47 2015-10-29 12:03
Simone de Beauvoir 00:46:00 2015-10-22 13:39
Holbein at the Tudor Court 00:46:30 2015-10-15 12:48
Alexander the Great 00:47:13 2015-10-01 12:45
Perpetual Motion 00:45:40 2015-09-24 13:49
Frida Kahlo 00:45:37 2015-07-09 12:39
Frederick the Great 00:48:19 2015-07-02 15:38
Extremophiles 00:46:27 2015-06-25 12:36
Jane Eyre 00:45:37 2015-06-18 17:29
Utilitarianism 00:43:59 2015-06-11 12:03
Prester John 00:44:41 2015-06-04 12:07
The Science of Glass 00:45:57 2015-05-28 12:45
Josephus 00:45:36 2015-05-21 13:05
The Lancashire Cotton Famine 00:45:12 2015-05-14 12:45
Tagore 00:46:36 2015-05-07 13:05
The Earth's Core 00:46:41 2015-04-30 12:30
Fanny Burney 00:44:25 2015-04-23 12:50
Matteo Ricci and the Ming Dynasty 00:45:24 2015-04-16 12:50
Sappho 00:46:02 2015-04-09 12:45
The California Gold Rush 00:45:52 2015-04-02 12:50
The Curies 00:47:22 2015-03-26 13:30
Al-Ghazali 00:44:12 2015-03-19 12:30
Dark Matter 00:45:43 2015-03-12 12:45
Beowulf 00:46:29 2015-03-05 12:20
The Eunuch 00:46:41 2015-02-26 12:30
The Wealth of Nations 00:46:05 2015-02-19 12:15
The Photon 00:45:02 2015-02-12 12:05
Ashoka the Great 00:46:36 2015-02-05 11:52
Thucydides 00:45:39 2015-01-29 11:45
Phenomenology 00:46:33 2015-01-22 13:15
Bruegel's The Fight Between Carnival and Lent 00:45:35 2015-01-15 12:30
Truth 00:42:10 2014-12-18 11:30
Behavioural Ecology 00:45:35 2014-12-11 12:30
Zen 00:45:08 2014-12-04 12:40
Kafka's The Trial 00:43:18 2014-11-27 13:55
Aesop 00:45:22 2014-11-20 13:30
Brunel 00:44:44 2014-11-13 12:30
Hatshepsut 00:45:42 2014-11-06 18:00
Nuclear Fusion 00:46:55 2014-10-30 12:45
The Haitian Revolution 00:46:41 2014-10-23 12:55
Rudyard Kipling 00:45:44 2014-10-16 13:55
The Battle of Talas 00:45:24 2014-10-09 12:45
Julius Caesar 00:46:30 2014-10-02 12:30
e 00:45:19 2014-09-25 13:05
The Sun 00:47:27 2014-07-10 12:20
Mrs Dalloway 00:45:30 2014-07-03 13:05
Hildegard of Bingen 00:44:33 2014-06-26 12:55
The Philosophy of Solitude 00:47:06 2014-06-19 12:20
Robert Boyle 00:46:36 2014-06-12 17:40
The Bluestockings 00:46:32 2014-06-05 12:50
The Talmud 00:47:48 2014-05-29 13:10
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam 00:47:07 2014-05-22 12:45
Photosynthesis 00:46:47 2014-05-15 12:45
The Sino-Japanese War 00:46:41 2014-05-08 12:45
The Tale of Sinuhe 00:47:09 2014-05-01 12:30
Tristram Shandy 00:47:25 2014-04-24 13:15
The Domesday Book 00:47:44 2014-04-17 12:45
Strabo's Geographica 00:47:47 2014-04-10 12:50
States of Matter 00:47:07 2014-04-03 12:50
Weber's The Protestant Ethic 00:50:40 2014-03-27 12:50
Bishop Berkeley 00:47:29 2014-03-20 13:20
The Trinity 00:42:11 2014-03-13 11:45
Spartacus 00:41:59 2014-03-06 12:00
The Eye 00:42:11 2014-02-27 12:00
Social Darwinism 00:41:41 2014-02-20 12:00
Chivalry 00:42:15 2014-02-13 11:45
The Phoenicians 00:41:59 2014-02-06 12:00
Catastrophism 00:41:54 2014-01-30 12:00
Sources of Early Chinese History 00:42:19 2014-01-23 12:00
The Battle of Tours 00:42:05 2014-01-16 11:45
Plato's Symposium 00:42:11 2014-01-02 11:30
The Medici 00:42:03 2013-12-26 11:45
Complexity 00:41:49 2013-12-19 12:00
Pliny the Younger 00:41:46 2013-12-12 12:20
Hindu Ideas of Creation 00:41:57 2013-12-05 12:00
The Microscope 00:42:10 2013-11-28 11:45
Pocahontas 00:41:50 2013-11-21 12:00
The Tempest 00:41:59 2013-11-14 12:00
Ordinary Language Philosophy 00:41:57 2013-11-07 12:15
The Berlin Conference 00:42:03 2013-10-31 12:15
The Corn Laws 00:41:52 2013-10-24 12:30
The Book of Common Prayer 00:42:00 2013-10-17 12:00
Galen 00:42:03 2013-10-10 12:00
Exoplanets 00:42:01 2013-10-03 11:45
The Mamluks 00:42:05 2013-09-26 11:30
Pascal 00:41:57 2013-09-19 11:30
The Invention of Radio 00:41:59 2013-07-04 12:20
Romance of the Three Kingdoms 00:42:07 2013-06-27 12:00
The Physiocrats 00:42:01 2013-06-20 14:00
Prophecy 00:42:06 2013-06-13 12:15
Relativity 00:42:04 2013-06-06 12:00
Queen Zenobia 00:42:00 2013-05-30 12:00
Lévi-Strauss 00:42:03 2013-05-23 11:45
Cosmic Rays 00:42:05 2013-05-16 11:45
Icelandic Sagas 00:42:04 2013-05-09 11:45
Gnosticism 00:42:06 2013-05-02 11:45
Montaigne 00:42:03 2013-04-25 11:45
The Putney Debates 00:41:56 2013-04-18 12:15
The Amazons 00:42:12 2013-04-11 12:30
Japan's Sakoku Period 00:42:02 2013-04-04 12:30
Water 00:39:06 2013-03-28 13:00
Alfred Russel Wallace 00:42:09 2013-03-21 12:15
Chekhov 00:42:03 2013-03-14 12:30
Absolute Zero 00:42:11 2013-03-07 12:00
Pitt-Rivers 00:41:41 2013-02-28 11:45
Decline and Fall 00:41:58 2013-02-21 12:30
Ice Ages 00:42:10 2013-02-14 12:45
Epicureanism 00:42:12 2013-02-07 12:00
The War of 1812 00:42:09 2013-01-31 11:45
Romulus and Remus 00:42:11 2013-01-24 11:45
Comets 00:42:13 2013-01-17 12:00
Le Morte d'Arthur 00:42:07 2013-01-10 12:30
The Cult of Mithras 00:42:12 2012-12-27 12:00
The South Sea Bubble 00:41:52 2012-12-20 14:00
Shahnameh of Ferdowsi 00:42:06 2012-12-13 12:30
Bertrand Russell 00:42:15 2012-12-06 12:30
Crystallography 00:41:56 2012-11-28 18:18
The Borgias 00:41:58 2012-11-22 12:30
Simone Weil 00:42:06 2012-11-15 12:30
The Upanishads 00:42:00 2012-11-08 12:30
The Anarchy 00:42:12 2012-11-01 12:30
Fermat's Last Theorem 00:42:06 2012-10-25 12:30
Caxton and the Printing Press 00:41:59 2012-10-18 12:30
Hannibal 00:42:01 2012-10-11 12:45
Gerald of Wales 00:42:06 2012-10-04 12:30
The Ontological Argument 00:42:11 2012-09-27 12:30
The Druids 00:42:00 2012-09-20 12:30
The Cell 00:42:03 2012-09-13 12:30
Hadrian's Wall 00:42:00 2012-07-12 12:30
Scepticism 00:42:09 2012-07-05 14:00
Al-Kindi 00:41:53 2012-06-28 12:30
Annie Besant 00:41:58 2012-06-21 12:45
James Joyce's Ulysses 00:42:05 2012-06-14 12:30
King Solomon 00:42:09 2012-06-07 12:30
The Trojan War 00:41:55 2012-05-31 12:30
Marco Polo 00:42:02 2012-05-24 12:30
Clausewitz and On War 00:42:06 2012-05-17 12:30
Game Theory 00:41:51 2012-05-10 12:30
Voltaire's Candide 00:42:07 2012-05-03 12:30
The Battle of Bosworth Field 00:42:06 2012-04-26 12:30
Neoplatonism 00:41:57 2012-04-19 12:45
Early Geology 00:42:15 2012-04-12 12:30
George Fox and the Quakers 00:41:53 2012-04-05 12:30
The Measurement of Time 00:41:54 2012-03-29 12:30
Moses Mendelssohn 00:42:18 2012-03-22 12:00
Vitruvius and De Architectura 00:42:19 2012-03-15 13:30
Lyrical Ballads 00:42:17 2012-03-08 12:15
Benjamin Franklin 00:42:00 2012-03-01 12:30
Conductors and Semiconductors 00:41:59 2012-02-23 12:45
The An Lushan Rebellion 00:42:03 2012-02-16 12:45
Erasmus 00:41:58 2012-02-09 12:30
The Kama Sutra 00:42:07 2012-02-02 13:45
The Scientific Method 00:42:01 2012-01-26 13:15
1848: Year of Revolution 00:41:57 2012-01-19 12:15
The Safavid Dynasty 00:42:08 2012-01-12 13:30
Macromolecules 00:42:12 2011-12-29 12:30
Robinson Crusoe 00:42:04 2011-12-22 13:15
The Concordat of Worms 00:41:52 2011-12-15 12:00
Heraclitus 00:41:57 2011-12-08 12:45
Christina Rossetti 00:41:52 2011-12-01 12:30
Judas Maccabeus 00:42:02 2011-11-24 12:30
Ptolemy and Ancient Astronomy 00:41:57 2011-11-17 12:30
The Continental-Analytic Split 00:42:06 2011-11-10 11:45
The Moon 00:42:03 2011-11-03 12:15
The Siege of Tenochtitlan 00:42:08 2011-10-27 12:15
Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People 00:41:57 2011-10-20 13:30
The Ming Voyages 00:42:10 2011-10-13 12:00
David Hume 00:42:10 2011-10-06 12:15
The Etruscan Civilisation 00:42:08 2011-09-29 12:15
Shinto 00:42:09 2011-09-22 12:13
The Hippocratic Oath 00:42:11 2011-09-15 13:01
The Minoan Civilisation 00:42:01 2011-07-07 11:38
Tennyson's In Memoriam 00:42:06 2011-06-29 17:27
Malthusianism 00:42:01 2011-06-22 18:34
Wyclif and the Lollards 00:42:09 2011-06-16 08:32
The Origins of Infectious Disease 00:41:56 2011-06-08 17:57
The Battle of Stamford Bridge 00:42:00 2011-06-02 11:15
Xenophon 00:42:09 2011-05-26 11:07
Custer's Last Stand 00:42:06 2011-05-19 11:30
The Anatomy of Melancholy 00:42:14 2011-05-12 14:30
Islamic Law and its Origins 00:42:14 2011-05-05 14:00
Cogito Ergo Sum 00:42:18 2011-04-28 11:00
The Pelagian Controversy 00:42:15 2011-04-21 11:00
The Neutrino 00:42:07 2011-04-14 10:58
Octavia Hill 00:42:23 2011-04-07 11:30
The Bhagavad Gita 00:41:53 2011-03-31 13:30
The Iron Age 00:41:56 2011-03-24 11:45
The Medieval University 00:41:42 2011-03-17 12:00
Free Will 00:42:20 2011-03-10 11:23
The Age of the Universe 00:42:14 2011-03-03 11:16
The Taiping Rebellion 00:41:58 2011-02-24 08:40
Maimonides 00:42:13 2011-02-15 13:33
The Nervous System 00:42:11 2011-02-10 12:00
The Battle of Bannockburn 00:42:05 2011-02-02 18:28
Aristotle's Poetics 00:42:00 2011-01-27 08:46
The Mexican Revolution 00:42:06 2011-01-20 12:14
Random and Pseudorandom 00:42:06 2011-01-13 11:55
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage 00:41:55 2011-01-06 08:36
Consequences of the Industrial Revolution 00:42:16 2010-12-30 12:00
The Industrial Revolution 00:42:16 2010-12-22 18:09
Daoism 00:42:22 2010-12-15 16:57
Thomas Edison 00:42:16 2010-12-09 11:51
Cleopatra 00:42:06 2010-12-02 12:12
History of Metaphor 00:42:05 2010-11-25 11:50
Foxe's Book of Martyrs 00:42:08 2010-11-18 11:22
The Volga Vikings 00:42:03 2010-11-11 12:08
Women and Enlightenment Science 00:42:08 2010-11-04 11:23
The Unicorn 00:41:59 2010-10-28 08:39
Logic 00:42:14 2010-10-21 11:48
Sturm und Drang 00:42:13 2010-10-14 11:31
The Spanish Armada 00:42:06 2010-10-07 13:14
The Delphic Oracle 00:42:05 2010-09-30 11:29
Imaginary Numbers 00:42:10 2010-09-23 11:35
Pliny's Natural History 00:42:17 2010-07-08 10:00
Athelstan 00:42:07 2010-07-01 10:00
Antarctica 00:42:12 2010-06-24 10:00
The Neanderthals 00:42:13 2010-06-17 10:00
Edmund Burke 00:42:06 2010-06-03 10:00
Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists 00:41:53 2010-05-27 10:00
The Cavendish Family in Science 00:42:03 2010-05-20 10:00
William James's 'The Varieties of Religious Experience' 00:42:18 2010-05-13 10:00
The Cool Universe 00:42:15 2010-05-06 10:00
The Great Wall of China 00:41:52 2010-04-29 10:00
Roman Satire 00:42:06 2010-04-22 02:00
The Zulu Nation's Rise and Fall 00:42:09 2010-04-15 02:00
William Hazlitt 00:41:55 2010-04-08 02:00
The City - a history, part 2 00:42:14 2010-04-01 02:00
The City - a history, part 1 00:42:15 2010-03-25 01:00
Munch and The Scream 00:41:32 2010-03-18 01:00
Boudica 00:42:08 2010-03-11 01:00
The Infant Brain 00:42:01 2010-03-04 01:00
Calvinism 00:42:02 2010-02-25 01:00
The Indian Mutiny 00:42:17 2010-02-18 01:00
Mathematics' Unintended Consequences 00:41:54 2010-02-11 01:00
Ibn Khaldun 00:42:15 2010-02-04 01:00
Silas Marner 00:42:15 2010-01-28 01:00
The Glencoe Massacre 00:42:08 2010-01-21 01:00
The Frankfurt School 00:42:03 2010-01-14 01:00
The Royal Society and British Science: Episode 4 00:41:46 2010-01-07 01:00
The Royal Society and British Science: Episode 3 00:42:06 2010-01-06 01:00
The Royal Society and British Science: Episode 2 00:41:53 2010-01-05 01:00
The Royal Society and British Science: Episode 1 00:42:04 2010-01-04 01:00
Mary Wollstonecraft 00:41:59 2009-12-31 01:00
The Samurai 00:42:05 2009-12-24 01:00
Pythagoras 00:41:47 2009-12-10 01:00
The Silk Road 00:42:15 2009-12-03 01:00
Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 00:42:19 2009-11-26 01:00
Sparta 00:42:14 2009-11-19 01:00
Radiation 00:42:07 2009-11-12 01:00
The Siege of Munster 00:41:54 2009-11-05 01:00
Schopenhauer 00:42:18 2009-10-29 01:00
The Geological Formation of Britain 00:42:10 2009-10-22 02:00
The Death of Elizabeth I 00:41:09 2009-10-15 02:00
The Dreyfus Affair 00:42:21 2009-10-08 02:00
Akhenaten 00:42:12 2009-10-01 02:00
Calculus 00:42:07 2009-09-24 02:00