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In Our Time RA­DIO Ra­dio 4 From Thurs­day 9 Novem­ber Never know­ingly dumb­ing down, Melvyn Bragg and aca­demic guests con­tinue to of­fer learned but ac­ces­si­ble dis­cus­sion of the his­tory of ideas as In Our Time marks its 20th sea­son. This se­ries in­cludes an out­side broad­cast about the Picts from Glas­gow Univer­sity’s chapel, a venue cho­sen as a nod to the show’s size­able stu­dent au­di­ence.

Also lis­ten out for pro­grammes about Ger­maine de Staël, a French woman of let­ters who op­posed Napoleon; the Greek city state of Thebes, once a ma­jor ri­val to Athens; and the Ger­man math­e­ma­ti­cian Carl Friedrich Gauss.

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