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In the 2014 Reith Lectures series, entitled The Future of Medicine, Dr Atul Gawande examines the nature of progress and failure in medicine. The first programme will be available to download on Tuesday 25 November.
||Reith: Atul Gawande: The Idea of Wellbeing 16 Dec 14||Speaking to an audience at the India International Centre in Delhi, Atul Gawande, describes the story of medicine over the last century through the prism of his own family. From a grandmother who died in rural India from malaria - a preventable...||16 12 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Reith: Atul Gawande: The Problem of Hubris 09 Dec 14||In this episode Atul Gawande calls for a new approach to the two great unfixable problems in life and healthcare - ageing and death. He tells the story of how his daughter's piano teacher faced up to terminal cancer and the crucial choices she made...||9 12 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Reith: Atul Gawande: The Century of the System 02 Dec 14||The surgeon and writer Atul Gawande argues that better systems can transform global healthcare by radically reducing the chance of mistakes and increasing the chance of successful outcomes. e programme was recorded at The Wellcome Collection in London...||2 12 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Reith: Atul Gawande: Why Do Doctors Fail? 25 Nov 14||In the first of four BBC 2104 Reith Lectures, surgeon and writer, Dr Atul Gawande, explores the nature of fallibility and suggests that preventing avoidable mistakes is a key challenge for the future of medicine: Why Do Doctors Fail?...||25 11 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Reith: Grayson Perry: I Found Myself In The Art World 5 Nov 2013||4/4. Grayson Perry discusses his life in the art world and assesses the role of the artist in society....||5 11 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Reith: Grayson Perry: Nice Rebellion, Welcome In! 29 Oct 2013||Can art still shock us or have we seen it all before? Speaking to an audience at The Guildhall in Londonderry, the artist Grayson Perry asks if revolution is a defining idea in art, or has it met its end?...||29 10 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Reith: Grayson Perry: Beating the Bounds 22 Oct 2013||Can anything be considered as art? Grayson Perry questions the often-heard assertion in his second Reith Lecture, recorded at St. George's Hall in Liverpool....||22 10 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Reith: Grayson Perry: Democracy Has Bad Taste 15 Oct 2013||In his first Reith Lecture the British artist Grayson Perry explains the process of assessing quality in contemporary art. Recorded in front of an audience at Tate Modern in London, Perry argues that there is no empirical way to judge quality in art....||15 10 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Reith Lectures 2013: Welcome||The award-winning artist Grayson Perry presents the 2013 BBC Reith Lectures, titled Playing to the Gallery. The first programme will be available to download on Tuesday 15 October 2013....||8 10 2013||Free||View In iTunes|