• Making lives less ordinary

    Making lives less ordinary

    Hilary Spurling and Kathryn Hughes bring their passion to writing biography. Alicia Clegg hears how they pursue their subjects.
  • Charm and cruelty

    Charm and cruelty

    Peter Carey reflects on a life of Nobel peace prizewinner and political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi.
  • We are all brethen

    We are all brethen

    John Pinofold explores the remarkable records in Oxford's libraries of the fight to end the transatlantic slave trade.
  • H2 Oxford

    H2 Oxford

    Chris Sladen peers into the murky story of Oxford's water.
  • Brothers in arms

    Brothers in arms

    Simon Machin traces some Oxford connections, and examines the importance of war and song in Tolkien's writing.
  • Drugs, fakes and parasites

    Drugs, fakes and parasites

    Nick White is fighting criminal drug dealers as well as malaria parasites, says Oliver Tickell.