2 - 5 June 2014
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Monday 2 June 2014: Educating Ulster
Andrea Catherwood examines the movement for integrated schools in Northern Ireland. She visits schools in traditionally divided areas of Belfast and asks whether educating children together is a key step towards permanent peace. Do integrated schools work? Who chooses them? And why are there so few of them?
Tuesday 3 June 2014: Beauty and the Brain
In Beauty and the Brain Dr Tiffany Jenkins asks what our brains can tell us about art. Can there ever be a recipe for beauty? Or are the great works beyond the powers of neuroscience?
Wednesday 4 June 2014: Gunfire Over the Golden Temple #1 of 2
In 1984, the Indian Army stormed the Golden Temple in Punjab, the most holy Sikh place of worship, to oust Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale – the militant Sikh leader who had gathered arms and ammunition inside. The attack was ordered by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and led to her assassination later the same year. Following her death, four days of anti-Sikh riots took place across India, most notably in Delhi. Journalist Mark Tully reported on all these events as they took place, and now, thirty years later, he examines the repercussions that continue to this day in a two part series.
Thursday 5 June 2014: Maya Angelou: A Tribute
African-American writer and poet Maya Angelou, in tribute to the author who died on Thursday 29 May. She discusses her 1969 autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which outlines the early years of her life in this special commemorative edition of the BBC World Book Club.