The History of the Future

Starts Monday 10th September 2012, 1:45 pm, Radio 4

1 of 10 - The Oracle of Delphi  - Mon 10 Sept, 13:45

Juliet Gardiner begins her journey into the History of the Future with a look at the Oracle of Delphi, the place where the Ancient Greeks went to consult the Oracle and hear what the future held for them.

2 of 10 - The Druids – Tues 11 Sept, 13:45

Juliet Gardiner continues her journey back to the History of the Future with a look into the society of the Druids and their beliefs about the future.

3 of 10 - The Book of Revelation – Weds 12 Sept, 13:45

Juliet Gardiner continues her look back into the History of the Future with the apocalyptic visions of Divine Judgement in the Book of Revelation.

4 of 10 - Nostradamus – Thurs 13 Sept, 13:45

Juliet Gardiner continues her History of the Future with a look into the world of the most famous futurologist of them all, Nostradamus.

5 of 10 - Leonardo Da Vinci – Fri 14 Sept, 13:45

Juliet Gardiner continues her History of the Future with a look at the designs of Renaissance Man Leonardo Da Vinci.

6 of 10 - Malthus – Mon 17 Sept, 13:45

Juliet Gardiner continues her History of the Future with a look at the predictions of the clergyman and economist, Thomas Robert Malthus.

7 of 10 - Marx – Tue 18 Sept, 13:45

Juliet Gardiner continues her History of the Future with a look at the ideas of Karl Marx.

8 of 10 - HG Wells – Wed 19 Sept, 13:45

Juliet Gardiner continues her History of the Future with a look at the figure who, for many of us, defines our modern vision of the future, H.G.Wells.

9 of 10 - George Orwell – Thu 20 Sept, 13:45

Juliet Gardiner continues her History of the Future with a look at the visions of George Orwell, and his haunting fictions imagining a dark near-future under a Totalitarian regime.

10 of 10 - The Future from Here – Fri 21 Sept, 13:45

Juliet Gardiner concludes her History of the Future with a view of the future from where we stand in 2012. Are we more or less anxious about what's to come than we ever were?

Producer: Victoria Shepherd
A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.