Radio programme

One of my favourite places for finding good mathematics in the media is In Our Time on Radio 4, a programme hosted by Melvin Bragg.  Each week, he picks a topic (from a very wide range of subjects) and discusses it with experts for forty-five minutes.  Properly.  Without avoiding the difficult bits, even when it’s maths.  Which I really like.  On the 24th September, he discussed the famous dispute between Newton and Leibniz about who came up with calculus first.  You can still listen to the programme online.  Not a huge amount of maths in this one, but jolly interesting nonetheless.  (You can probably listen to the other mathematical programmes in the archives too.)


2 Responses to “Radio programme”

  1. Radio and television programmes « Theorem of the week Says:

    […] I’ve mentioned before, I often like the way the BBC Radio 4 programme In Our Time tackles mathematics, so I’m […]

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    […] is In Our Time, discussing imaginary numbers.  I’ve written about In Our Time before; I’ll listen out for this programme.  It should be available to download as a podcast after […]

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