120 : William Hazlitt, Philosopher (1) 
first broadcast:
Mon Mar 2 2009 
11.00 pm 
Radio 3 
presenter:
Jonathan Ree 
producer:
Mark Whitaker 
William Hazlitt is recognised as a founder of English literary criticism and a magnificent exponent of the art of the essay. But he spent the first half of his career grappling with abstract questions in philosophy, and these 15-minute talks evoke and celebrate Hazlitt’s work as a philosopher, and show how it helped shape the celebrated ‘familiar style’ of his later essays. One: Winterslow   
121 : William Hazlitt, Philosopher (2) 
first broadcast:
Tue Mar 3 2009 
11.00 pm 
Radio 3 
presenter:
Jonathan Ree 
producer:
Mark Whitaker 
William Hazlitt is recognised as a founder of English literary criticism and a magnificent exponent of the art of the essay. But he spent the first half of his career grappling with abstract questions in philosophy, and these 15-minute talks evoke and celebrate Hazlitt’s work as a philosopher, and show how it helped shape the celebrated ‘familiar style’ of his later essays. Two: William Hazlitt Snr   
122 : William Hazlitt, Philosopher (3) 
first broadcast:
Wed Mar 4 2009 
11.00 pm 
Radio 3 
presenter:
Jonathan Ree 
producer:
Mark Whitaker 
William Hazlitt is recognised as a founder of English literary criticism and a magnificent exponent of the art of the essay. But he spent the first half of his career grappling with abstract questions in philosophy, and these 15-minute talks evoke and celebrate Hazlitt’s work as a philosopher, and show how it helped shape the celebrated ‘familiar style’ of his later essays. Three: the Fate of Modern Philosophy   
123 : William Hazlitt, Philosopher (4) 
first broadcast:
Thu Mar 5 2009 
11.00 pm 
Radio 3 
presenter:
Jonathan Ree 
producer:
Mark Whitaker 
William Hazlitt is recognised as a founder of English literary criticism and a magnificent exponent of the art of the essay. But he spent the first half of his career grappling with abstract questions in philosophy, and these 15-minute talks evoke and celebrate Hazlitt’s work as a philosopher, and show how it helped shape the celebrated ‘familiar style’ of his later essays. Four: a Metaphysical Discovery   
124 : William Hazlitt, Philosopher (5) 
first broadcast:
Fri Mar 6 2009 
11.00 pm 
Radio 3 
presenter:
Jonathan Ree 
producer:
Mark Whitaker 
William Hazlitt is recognised as a founder of English literary criticism and a magnificent exponent of the art of the essay. But he spent the first half of his career grappling with abstract questions in philosophy, and these 15-minute talks evoke and celebrate Hazlitt’s work as a philosopher, and show how it helped shape the celebrated ‘familiar style’ of his later essays. Five: Acquaintance with Poets   
125 : Anthropology at War 
first broadcast:
Fri Apr 24 2009 
11.02 am 
Radio 4 
presenter:
Mark Whitaker 
producer:
Mark Whitaker 
The US Army has introduced a scheme which ‘embeds’ anthropologists with military units in Iraq and Afghanistan : the aim is to make military decisions more ‘culturally informed’, but the scheme’s caused a furore in the academic community.   
126 : The Manuscript Hunter 
first broadcast:
Wed May 13 2009 
11.00 am 
Radio 4 
presenter:
Mark Whitaker 
producer:
Mark Whitaker 
Over the past twenty years the archives of many of the U.K.’s most important living writers have ended up in America, bought for the University of Texas at Austin by Thomas Staley. Mark Whitaker profiles a remarkable and controversial man, and reports on efforts to stop the continuing export of our literary heritage.    
127 : Inside the Virtual Anthill 
first broadcast:
Mon Jun 1 2009 
9.02 pm 
Radio 4 
presenter:
Gerry Northam 
producer:
Mike Hally 
- 'Open Source Means Business'. A lot’s been said about ‘open source’ software, like the free web browser Firefox and the operating system Linux, but little about how thousands of programmers scattered around the world collaborate in a “virtual anthill” to create products that rival more commercial offerings. So in this programme Gerry Northam goes behind the scenes to see how it’s done – and to show how its ethos is being applied to other kinds of business, with some startling results.   
128 : The Plight of the Bumblebee 
first broadcast:
Wed Oct 21 2009 
9.00 pm 
Radio 4 
presenter:
Louise Batchelor 
producer:
Mike Hally 
Honeybees have hogged the news recently and surely everyone now knows they are essential to our agriculture but are dying in large numbers due to the mysterious “colony collapse disease”. What’s much less well known is that bumblebees are arguably just as important – indeed they pollinate many crops and flowers that honeybees don’t touch – and they too are in serious decline.    
129 : Poppies are Red, Cornflowers are Blue 
first broadcast:
Sun Nov 8 2009 
11.45 am 
Radio 4 
presenter:
Mark Whitaker 
producer:
Mike Hally 
The fourth in our series of annual ¼ -hour vignettes for Remembrance Sunday.

It's not just how the Poppy became the symbol of remembrance in Britain - though that is a fascinating story, rarely told in full - but also a deeper analysis of why it rapidly became such a strong and enduring symbol, to the point where some fear it is becoming over-exploited. Plus a look at France's rather less ubiquitous flower of remembrance, the blue cornflower, and through these symbols an insight into the two countries' different approaches to remembering those who have died in conflicts past. 

 

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