Dr Edmund Richardson talks about becoming entangled with adventurers and con-men, why time-travel always ends badly and an accidental archaeologist.
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Dr Eleanor Lybeck talks history and practice of popular performance from the turn of the 19th century, including the story of her great-grandfather.
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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.
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What does Shakespeare mean to other cultures? New Generation Thinker Dr Islam Issa explores how new perspectives can add to our own apprecieation
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Dr Joanne Paul speaks about Renaissance satire and what can be learned from this period that can be used in our current political climate.
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In the second of our New Generation Thinker interviews Dr. Katherine Cooper delves into why she identifies with Storm Jameson and the thrill of discovering untold stories.
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In the last of our New Generation Thinker interviews, Dr Sarah Jackson talks about the strangeness of the telephone, the most famous journalist you've never heard of and her most enduring literary influence.
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This week we talk to Dr Simon Beard from the Centre for Existential Risk, University of Cambridge
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"We need to listen to children more. Especially when they are talking about difficult subjects such as war and violence"
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Over the next ten weeks we'll be delving into the passions and inspirations of this years New Generation Thinkers. This week we start with Leah Broad.
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