The Reith Lectures

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Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC's flagship annual lecture series

War's Fatal Attraction July 24, 2018

Historian Margaret MacMillan looks at representations of war: can we really create beauty from horror and death? Speaking at the Canadian War Museum, she discusses the paradox of commemoration. She questions attempts to capture the essence and meaning of war through art. The programme is presented by Anita Anand in front of an audience and includes a question and answer session. Producer: Jim Frank Editor: Hugh Levinson.

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War and Humanity June 26, 2018
Margaret MacMillan asks if war is an essential part of being human.
Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC's flagship annual lecture series
Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC's flagship annual lecture series
Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC's flagship annual lecture series
Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC's flagship annual lecture series
Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC's flagship annual lecture series
Adaptation July 11, 2017
Hilary Mantel on how fiction changes when adapted for stage or screen.
Can These Bones Live? July 4, 2017
Hilary Mantel on how historical fiction can make the past come to life.
Silence Grips the Town June 27, 2017
The story of how historical obsession killed a Polish writer, told by Hilary Mantel.
The Iron Maiden June 20, 2017
How do we construct our pictures of the past asks Hilary Mantel.
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Culture Nov. 8, 2016
Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah asks us to give up the idea of western civilisation.
Colour Nov. 1, 2016
Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah argues for a world free of racial fixations.
Country Oct. 25, 2016
Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah argues against a mythical and romantic view of nationhood
Creed Oct. 18, 2016
Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah says we overestimate scripture in our view of faith.
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