‘Is this story true?’ readers invevitably ask. In the first of her BBC Reith Lectures, the double Man Booker prize-winning author explores the complicated relationship between history, fact and fiction

Hilary Mantel: why I became a historical novelist

‘Is this story true?’ readers invevitably ask. In the first of her BBC Reith Lectures, the double Man Booker prize-winning author explores the complicated relationship between history, fact and fiction

BBC Radio 4 - The Reith Lectures: Back in 1948, Britain was making another difficult transition, moving from the trauma of World War II to the chill of the Cold War. Hoping to give radio listeners some clarity on contemporary affairs, the BBC began airing an annual series of lectures — the Reith Lectures — that featured leading thinkers of the day.

BBC Radio 4 - The Reith Lectures: Back in 1948, Britain was making another difficult transition, moving from the trauma of World War II to the chill of the Cold War. Hoping to give radio listeners some clarity on contemporary affairs, the BBC began airing an annual series of lectures — the Reith Lectures — that featured leading thinkers of the day.

Reith Lectures - by the brilliant Grayson Perry - worth a listen, free download of 3 x 42 minute lectures on art.

Reith Lectures - by the brilliant Grayson Perry - worth a listen, free download of 3 x 42 minute lectures on art.

A collection of Reith lectures on the pulse of medical matters, ethics and futures.

A collection of Reith lectures on the pulse of medical matters, ethics and futures.

Professor Stephen Hawking delivers the first of his BBC Reith Lectures on black holes.

Professor Stephen Hawking delivers the first of his BBC Reith Lectures on black holes.

Professor Stephen Hawking delivers the first of his BBC Reith Lectures on black holes.

Professor Stephen Hawking delivers the first of his BBC Reith Lectures on black holes.

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