Big Ideas (Video)

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Big Ideas offers lectures on a variety of thought-provoking topics which range across politics, culture, economics, art history, science.... By nature of its lecture format, pacing and inquisitive approach, it is the antithesis of the prevailing sound-bite television norm. The simple, bold concept is a victory of substance over style.

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Title: Ruth Wisse on Serious Thoughts on Jewish Humor - 2004

Robert Adams on the novel Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry.

September 7th, 2013

Robert Adams, author of A Love of Reading, discusses the novel Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry. Go to Episode

Christopher Hitchens on The Three New Commandments

August 24th, 2013

Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great, on The Three New Commandments. Go to Episode

Robert Adams on the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

August 10th, 2013

Robert Adams, author of A Love of Reading, discusses the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Go to Episode

Hazel Carby on Belonging to Britain

July 27th, 2013

Hazel Carby looks at the historic relationship between England and Jamaica, including the history of the slave trade in Bristol and the complex question… Go to Episode