Personal Perspectives

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Until January 9th, we will be providing limited access each week to a different one of our 7 TOK Samplers from Ideas Roadshow‘s IBDP Portal that explicitly demonstrate TOK concepts from the front lines of research.  All TOK Samplers are inherently interdisciplinary, featuring experts across a wide range of disciplines.


From December 19th -25th we featured the TOK Sampler Personal Perspectives which offers candid glimpses of the motivations, passions and frustrations of a variety of researchers at the front lines of knowledge. Each expert clip is roughly a minute in length and is paused briefly to highlight a sample knowledge question related to the material.


  • Claudia de Rham, Physicist, Imperial College
  • Josiah Ober, Political Scientist and Classicist, Stanford University
  • Artur Ekert, Physicist, University of Oxford & NUS
  • Jennifer Michael Hecht, Historian, Poet and Author, The New School
  • Freeman Dyson, Physicist and Author, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Jill Tarter, Astronomer, SETI Institute
  • Ian Stewart, Mathematician and Author, University of Warwick

Please contact if you’d like to receive further information about Ideas Roadshow’s IBDP Portal and individual and institutional subscriptions to our comprehensive database of more than 400 video and print resources tailor-made for the Diploma Programme, capturing uniquely accessible insights of over 60 top researchers, including 2 Nobel Laureates, to support teachers and students with TOK, TOK Connections, the Extended Essay and 21 DP subjects..



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