The Golden Valley in Herefordshire
has just survived an attempt to
‘rationalise’ its schools network. Can
village life survive at all in the C21st?
How vital is education to its future?
Headmaster Chris Barker hosts a debate to launch a new magazine: How Gold is Our Valley. All welcome.
Do you know where your bara brith from your cullen skink? Why regional specialties are important to the British Isles and why we need to protect them. BBC Radio 4’s Sheila Dillon hosts this debate with food writer Elisabeth Luard, Graham Cassie of Waitrose, Irene Bocchetta of Food From Britain, and Matthew O’Callaghan from the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association, to support the Made in Britain Campaign.
After Darwin, Utopia evolved. From Eden to Erewhon, society changed but people stayed much the same. The geneticist argues that the agents of evolution have lost their power and that—whatever happens to society— humans are stuck with what we are.
The biographer celebrates the 400th anniversary of the author of Paradise Lost, probably the most politically and religiously engaged poet in the English language. Chaired by author and SBC Literature & Spoken Word director Rachel Holmes.
In his arcadian exploration, the historian takes a single great family, the Earls of Pembroke - their wives, children, estates, tenants and allies - and follows their high and glamorous trajectory across three generations of change, nostalgia, ambition, resistance and war from the 1520s to the 1640s.
In the first of a series of conversations with the audience, the captivating author of Bring on the Apocalypse: Six Arguments for Global Justice discusses a global or environmental topic arising from the day’s news.