In 2022, the BBC's centenary year, the Reith Lectures on Radio 4 will focus on President Franklin D. Roosevelt's speech of 6 January 1941, in the depths of World War Two, when he outlined his vision of eventual peace and justice. His four concepts - Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want and Freedom from Fear - have had an enduring effect on what we mean by "human rights."
In an "Archive on Four" programme History Fellow Professor David Reynolds reflects on what FDR meant by the Four Freedoms and on how far the United States has lived up to his ideals ever since. Contributors include Honorary Fellow Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein and former Research Fellow Professor Kristina Spohr (Saturday 26 November, 8pm, Radio 4) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001fm6c
Dr Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury and another of our Honorary Fellows, will deliver the second of this year's Reith Lectures on Freedom of Worship (Wednesday 7 December, 9am, Radio 4)