2 - 5 December
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Monday 2 December: Mass Made to Order
Management consultant Joe Pine updates Peter Day on mass customisation and what customers really want. He talks about how his ideas have developed over the past two decades and what many businesses still have to learn about what their customers really want.
Tuesday 3 December: Ruby Wax: Performer and Mental Health Campaigner
Mental illness is the invisible scourge of modern life, and it comes with a stigma. To admit to depression, or another illness of the mind, has been to risk being labelled as weak, self-indulgent or mad. Ruby Wax wants to change that. She made her name as a comedian and TV entertainer; long experience of depression eventually took her into neuroscience and psychotherapy. Mental illness raises difficult questions, where did she find answers?
Wednesday 4 December: The Father of English Football
The story of how football gained the rules 150 years ago, which led to the modern game. A historic series of meetings happened in London 150 years ago which led to the modern game of football. This was a time when each English football team played by different rules. The aim of the meetings was to create a standard code. The first, on October 6, 1863, founded the Football Association, and over the course of six dramatic meetings between October and December the rules were simplified, allowing today’s game to develop, where any football team from anywhere in the world plays by the same rulebook.
Thursday 5 December: Syria: A Road Trip to War
Catrin Nye follows a group of British Muslims risking their lives to deliver medical supplies, blankets and dried food to the thousands of people affected by the on-going civil war in Syria. The group travel overland through France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Greece and finally to the Turkey-Syria border where they cross into Syria. They deliver aid by hand and dodge snipers to administer medical treatment in hospitals. The men fit the profile of those known to be going to fight in Syria and British counter terror police are tracking the group - resulting in delays, questioning and some not making it to Syria.