Composer Charlotte Bray talks about her new work, The Certainty of Tides, to be heard as part of Aurora's concert in Hall One tonight. Conductor Duncan Ward discusses the long-neglected music of Louise Farrenc.
The science: Professor Buzz Baum works at the intersection of biology and physics. He is trying to understand how cells evolve. This cantata repurposes a famous tune from Bach’s St Matthew Passion.
The science: Dr Vicky Neale is here to convince you that mathematics as beautiful as Bach’s music. The music: This is one of Bach’s first cantatas, written when he was in his early twenties for a friend’s wedding.
Drawing on history, his own personal experience and conversations with many of the world’s greatest innovators, ex-CEO of British Petroleum John Browne makes an impassioned and eloquent case for technological progress.
When Hitler came to power in 1933, Berlin’s mainly Jewish clothing industrialists were robbed, displaced or murdered, while their companies were ‘Aryanized’. What happened to those who escaped to Britain - and how did they revolutionise fashion in the UK?