Friday, 04 November 2011
Former military intelligence officer and author of Losing Small Wars: British Military Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan Frank Ledwidge discusses the UK's military involvement in Afghanistan on Channel 4 News. Ledwidge offers a sobering judgement on the UK's progress in the region, following the success of the Libya campaign.
Thursday, 03 November 2011
Edward III by Mark Ormrod is an enlightening biography that takes a deeper look at the personality of this celebrated warrior king, emphasising the importance of Edward's familial relationships and his achievement of a cohesive stable nation. Here Ormrod, who is a history professor at the University of York and an expert in the political structures and ideas of late medieval England, discusses Edward III on the BBC History Magazine Podcast with editor Dave Musgrove.
Monday, 24 October 2011
In this new animation by Andrew Park and the RSA, renowned psychiatrist and author of The Master and His Emissary Iain McGilchrist explains how our 'divided brain' has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society.
The above animation, entitled 'The divided Brain' is part of a series of animations by Park in conjunction with the RSA. RSAnimate is a 14-part series of 10-minute animations drawn from speeches about education, economics and science and has recieved more than 46m hits on YouTube.