History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
Britain has not really faced up to losing an empire and the unresolved cost is playing out through the traumas of Brexit.
With the likely next Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, praising Britain today as the 'Greatest Place on Earth' all the unlearned lessons of Empire are coming back to haunt us.
Hardeep Matharu speaks to Tahir Butt, a Muslim campaigner who spent nearly 30 years in the police, about his experience of racism and identity.
Molly Greeves on why the iconic festival celebrating the LBGT+ community must return to its roots to have a real impact on social change.