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Read, Watch and Listen

Interview: Dr Islam Issa

What does Shakespeare mean to other cultures? New Generation Thinker Dr Islam Issa explores how new perspectives can add to our own apprecieation

From the Lakes to Hebron: a history of UNESCO's heritage sites

The AHRC's Leadership Fellow for Heritage, Professor Rodney Harrison, and his colleague on the Heritage Futures research programme at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, Dr Sarah May, look at the difficulties of gaining UNESCO 'inscription' and the implications once achieved.

Interview: Dr Hetta Howes

Dr Hetta Howes, lecturer in Medieval Literature and an AHRC New Generation Thinker, looks at the connections between women and water in 12th century devotional texts.

Interview: Daisy Fancourt

"I'm excited to show how music and wider arts programmes are being developed in partnership with the health sector."

Interview: Emma Butcher

"We need to listen to children more. Especially when they are talking about difficult subjects such as war and violence"

Interview: Dr Simon Beard

This week we talk to Dr Simon Beard from the Centre for Existential Risk, University of Cambridge

Interview: Professor Andrew Chitty

Andrew Chitty, the AHRC’s first Creative Economy Champion is looking forward to championing and supporting the creative industries through research and partnerships

Coming to Our Senses

How many senses do we have? Professor Barry Smith explores them all in his new series The Uncommon Sense

The Unsilent Saint: St Patrick and the Irish Language

Professor Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, specialist in Celtic and Medieval Studies and Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, tells us about St Patrick, and how digitization of medieval texts has helped reveal for all the history of the much-loved Irish saint.

Interview: Alan Davey

BBC Radio 3 is known for its flagship musical events, but it is so much more. Station controller, Alan Davey, talks about the station's wider strategy.

Forgotten Women: International Women's Day in Russia, 1917

As today marks 100 years since the revolution began, we hear, for the first time, the story of Leokadiya Kashperova; a female composer once embedded in the bourgious life of St Petersburg, and her musical life in the wake of the revolution.