BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival: Rethinking Civilisations

In association with Insights Lecture Series at Newcastle University

Sage Two

To guarantee your ticket book in advance. There will be some tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis.

As the BBC screens its landmark new arts series, Civilisations, one of the presenters, David Olusoga, joins Philip Dodd alongside anthropologist Kit Davis and the historian Kenan Malik to consider our different notions of world history from the dawn of human civilisation to the present day.

David Olusoga is a historian, writer and broadcaster who has presented several TV documentaries including A House Through Time; The World’s War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire and the BAFTA award-winning Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners. His most recent book is Black and British: A Forgotten History.

Dr Kit Davis is a lecturer in social anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies who has written about travels across Europe and about Rwanda. She is a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Review.

Kenan Malik’s books include From Fatwa to Jihad and The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics. Kenan is a writer, lecturer and broadcaster and has written and presented radio and TV documentaries including Disunited Kingdom, Are Muslims Hated?, Islam, and Mullahs and the Media.

Philip Dodd helped to set up BBC2’s The Late Show, is an award winning broadcaster and a regular presenter of Radio 3’s arts and ideas programme Free Thinking.


For your information…

  • Phase one tickets will be available from 12noon on Monday 5 February, with phase two tickets available from 12noon on Monday 19 February.
  • Tickets are strictly limited to four per person.
  • To guarantee your ticket book in advance. There will be some tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please take your seats 10 minutes prior to the event start time otherwise you may lose your place.


Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2018

Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2018

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