Pied Piper of Hamelin (part 1 of 2)
Natasha of Storynory reads Robert Brownings Poem about the most famous
rat-charmer and catcher in history. The words are synced with the
beautiful illustrations of Kate Greenaway (1846-1901). NOTE: the words do not appear on the screen. (07:15)
Assisted dying: rights, choices and palliative care - Lord Joel Joffe
Lord Joel Joffe believes that there is an 'urgent need' to change the law on assisted dying and will argue in his lecture that assisted dying and palliative care are essential and complementary aspects of care for people suffering from painful incurable diseases.
BIME Lecture:Against the flow - Prof Alan Cottenden
Professor Alan Cottenden, from University College London, describes new technology for managing incontinence.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh - The Glasgow Legacy - Stuart Robertson
Stuart Robertson, the director of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society, gives a personal view of the great Scottish architect and designer.
Cure or weapon? Towards a new ethics of biological research - Alexander Kelle
In this Charter Day lecture, Dr Alexander Kelle, from the University of Bath's Department of European Studies and Modern Languages, talks about biological research and its possible applications for good, and ill. Illustrating a track record over a century long of biological developments being put to uses outside their original purpose, he proposes the creation of an International Framework Agreement to ensure that we learn from the mistakes of the past.
CSI unmasked - the facts about forensics - Kathleen Conabree
Forensic anthropologist Kathleen Conabree discusses issues surrounding what really goes on at a crime scene and what the term forensic actually means.
How to amaze your friends - Chris Budd
Professor Chris Budd from the University of Bath takes mathematics into the dark territory of murder, suicide, love, sex and conquest.
Bio-technology in Africa - Florence Wambugu
Florence Muringi Wambugu talks about the contribution of bio-technology, including GM crops, for improving the sustainable livelihoods of resource poor families in Africa.
At the court of the great moghul - Nicholas Fogg
Nicholas Fogg describes life at the Court of the Great Moghul, his campaigns, his foibles and his lasting impact on the history of India.
The psychology of habit - Bas Verplanken
Professor Bas Verplanken from the University of Bath talks about the psychology of habit and how much of what we do is done at the same time in the same location.
Pain science: discovering the limits of experience - Lindsey Cohen, Candy McCabe, Lance McCracken, E
Members of the new Bath Centre for Pain Research celebrate its launch. The lecture is introduced by Professor Chris Eccleston, the centre's director, and includes an address by Dr Lindsey Cohen and talks by Dr Lance McCracken, Dr Candy McCabe and Dr Ed Keogh.
Work after globalisation - Guy Standing
Professor Guy Standing from the University of Bath talks about work after globalisation.
Academics and public policy: a new alignment? - Janet Finch
Professor Dame Janet Finch talks about how academia and government can work together.
Rediscovering the common wealth - Geof Wood
Professor Geof Wood of the University of Bath investigates our human motivations for sustainable behaviour beyond our own immediate interest.
Understanding stem cells, benefits for all? - Melanie Welham
Professor Melanie Welham from the University of Bath's Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology talks about the benefits of stem cells.
Creativity in the face of crisis - How great entrepreneurs rise from recessions - David Rogers
David Rogers talks about how entrepreneurs use innovation and creativity to survive and thrive in hard times.
Spirit country - Roger Vlitos
Professional photographer Roger Vlitos talks about nature writer Richard Jefferies, who coined the phrase Spirit Country for the west of England countryside that inspired him and many other followers.
Lies, damned lies, and statistics - Simon Woo
Professor Simon Wood from the University of Bath talks about smoothing, letting data speak without telling it what to say.
How the mind controls the body - Momna Hejmadi
Dr Momna Hejmadi, from the University of Bath, explores some of the non-conventional patterns of behaviour and links them to how the brain works.