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IOT: Bergson and Time

this morning (thursday 9th), 9.00-9.45am (shortened repeat at 9.30pm), on bbc radio 4

bergson and time (in the in our time series) (presented by melvyn bragg, with • professor keith ansell-pearson, university of warwick, • professor emily thomas, durham university, and • mark sinclair, university of roehampton)

“Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the French philosopher Henri Bergson (1859-1941) and his ideas about human experience of time passing and how that differs from a scientific measurement of time, set out in his thesis on ‘Time and Free Will’ in 1889.

He became famous in France and abroad for decades, rivalled only by Einstein and, in the years after the Dreyfus Affair, was the first ever Jewish member of the Académie Française.

It’s thought his work influenced Proust and Woolf, and the Cubists.

He died in 1941 from a cold which, reputedly, he caught while queuing to register as a Jew, refusing the Vichy government’s offer of exemption.”


IOT: Kafka’s The Trial

thursday 27th november 2014, 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4

kafka’s the trial (in the in our time series) (presented by melvyn bragg, with • professor elizabeth boa, university of nottingham, • professor steve connor, university of cambridge, • professor ritchie robertson, university of oxford)

“Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Franz Kafka‘s novel of power and alienation ‘The Trial’, in which readers follow the protagonist Joseph K into a bizarre, nightmarish world in which he stands accused of an unknown crime; courts of interrogation convene in obscure tenement buildings; and there seems to be no escape from a crushing, oppressive bureaucracy.


IOT: Judith and Holofernes

this morning (thursday 14th), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4
judith beheading holofernes (in the in our time series) (presented by melvyn bragg, with • susan foister, curator of early netherlandish, german and british painting, national gallery, • john gash, university of aberdeen, and • ela nutu hall, university of sheffield)

“Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how artists from the Middle Ages onwards have been inspired by the Bible story of the widow who killed an Assyrian general who was besieging her village, and so saved her people from his army and from his master Nebuchadnezzar.

IOT: Emmy Noether

this morning (thursday 24th), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4
emmy noether (presented by melvyn bragg, with panellists • colva roney, professor of pure mathematics, university of st andrews, • david berman, professor in theoretical physics, queen mary, university of london, and • elizabeth mansfield, professor of mathematics, university of kent) (in the in our time series)

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas and life of one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century, Emmy Noether.

Rosalind Franklin

this morning (thursday 22nd), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4
rosalind franklin (1920 – 1958) (in the in our time series) (presented by melvyn bragg)

“With: • Patricia Fara, President of the British Society for the History of Science, • Jim Naismith, Interim lead of the Rosalind Franklin Institute, Director of the Research Complex at Harwell and Professor at the University of Oxford, and • Judith Howard, Professor of Chemistry at Durham University.

Hannah Arendt

tomorrow morning (thursday 2nd), 9.00-9.45am (with shortened repeat 9.30-10.00pm), on bbc radio 4
hannah arendt (in the in our time series) (presented by melvyn bragg) (more…)


tomorrow morning (thursday 21st), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4 (shortened repeat at 9.30pm)
josephus (presented by melvyn bragg), with tessa rajak, martin goodman, and philip alexander (in the in our time series) (more…)

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