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.
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?
Author, Eden Project trustee, World Wildlife Fund ambassador and former BBC TV science and nature commissioner Jonathan Drori has produced a glorious love letter to trees, our most constant and varied companion.
The science: Professor Susan Stepney introduces us to different types of non-conventional computing. The music: This cantata marks Pentecost, and the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles.
Richard Mabey is the godfather of contemporary nature writing, author of some thirty books, including the ground-breaking Food for Free, Flora Britannica, Beechcombings and the prize-winning memoir Nature Cure. In this event, he celebrates his pioneering and now classic The Unofficial Countryside.