The music: The OAE perform the cantata Bach wrote for New Year’s Day, 1725. The science: Last year scientists, led by Professor Alan Fitzsimmons, discovered ‘Oumuamua, the first known interstellar object to pass through our solar system.
The music: A cantata written when Bach was very busy – he was expected to produce six over the course of a month at the same time that he was writing the St John Passion. The science: How did the universe emerge from its dark ages after the Big Bang? Dr Emma Chapman tells us more...
In Apartheid South Africa, many desperate parents fought to rescue their children, arrested for so-called ‘anti-apartheid’ activities. The Knock on the Door tells the story of the parents who fought back.
Emigré sculptor Oscar Nemon was one of the 20th century’s greatest and most flamboyant sculptors. His daughter Aurelia Young, in conversation with cultural historian Patrick Bade, tells his rip-roaring story.