In Our Time

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

Frederick Douglass June 11, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and ideas of Frederick Douglass, born to slavery
Frankenstein March 19, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Mary Shelley's Gothic story of a monster brought to life
The Covenanters March 12, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Presbyterian solidarity in C17th Scotland and its impact.
Paul Dirac March 5, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the greatest theoretical physicists who ever lived.
The Evolution of Horses Feb. 27, 2020
Discussion of the origin, migration, extinction and domestication of horses.
The Valladolid Debate Feb. 20, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the dispute in 1550 over enslavement of native Americans.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Germanic tribes' destruction of three Roman legions.
George Sand Feb. 6, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the celebrated French novelist, her life and work.
Alcuin Jan. 30, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the scholar who revived learning for its own sake in C8th
Solar Wind Jan. 23, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss solar wind, from auroras to the edge of the solar system.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Paris under Prussian siege and then under the Commune
Catullus Jan. 9, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the poems of Catullus from the late Roman Republic
Tutankhamun Dec. 26, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb and what that revealed
Auden Dec. 19, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss WH Auden's life and his poetry from the 1930s.
Coffee Dec. 12, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of coffee and its impact
Lawrence of Arabia Dec. 5, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Lawrence of Arabia for this year's Listener Week
Li Shizhen Nov. 28, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the heights of medical knowledge under the Ming dynasty
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the most powerful woman in the C12th Kingdom of Jerusalem
Crime and Punishment Nov. 14, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Dostoevsky's novel. The hero thinks he's above the law....
The Treaty of Limerick Nov. 7, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the treaty ending the Williamite War in Ireland in 1691