February 8th, 2013
Episode 280 of 1204 episodes
Anne McElvoy talks to William Dalrymple about his new book Return of A King - an account of Britain's first Afghan War in the 19th century. A major retrospective of Man Ray, at the National Portrait Gallery, is discussed by writer Kevin Jackson, film critic and Parisienne Ginette Vincendeau, and cultural historian Andrew Hussey. All three discuss the artistic melting pot of Paris in the 1910s and 20s - the subject of a major event at The Rest is Noise Festival at the South Bank centre in London. Psychologist Oliver James discusses office politics with leadership expert and author Dr Liz Mellon.
From finding awe in Hubble images to visiting the doctor, science is everywhere in our lives. Whether we wear a white lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since eighth grade, science affects and changes us. We all have a story about science, and at The Story Collider, we want to hear those stories.