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Tom Shakespeare reflects on how dogs can teach us a capacity for contentment.
Fri 19 Aug 2016
Will Self reflects on the joys of genealogy.
Fri 12 Aug 2016
Will Self explores what is wrong with contemporary art.
Fri 5 Aug 2016
Will Self explains why he finds it hard to always act his age.
Fri 29 Jul 2016
Tom Shakespeare gives a very personal view of prenatal screening.
Fri 22 Jul 2016
The writer AL Kennedy reflects on Englishness.
Fri 15 Jul 2016
AL Kennedy ponders the importance of facts, in a world dominated by opinion.
The historian Mary Beard reflects on whether Brexit will change our cultural identity.
Thu 14 Jul 2016
Peter Hennessy sees the UK's vote to leave the EU as a profound strategic shift.
Wed 13 Jul 2016
The philosopher Roger Scruton reflects on democracy after Brexit.
Tue 12 Jul 2016
The philosopher John Gray argues that Britain should look to Brexit as a new beginning.
Mon 11 Jul 2016
Onora O'Neill criticises the standard of public debate on both sides of the EU decision.
Fri 8 Jul 2016
AL Kennedy reflects on how we can sustain each other through uncertainty.
Fri 1 Jul 2016
John Gray argues that Brexit will have a greater impact on the EU than it will on the UK.
Fri 24 Jun 2016
AL Kennedy reflects on how being able to communicate clearly is the work of a lifetime.
Fri 17 Jun 2016
Roger Scruton says government by petition is out of step with representative democracy.
Fri 10 Jun 2016
Roger Scruton says we should prioritise beauty when building in the countryside.
Fri 3 Jun 2016
Roger Scruton on why Wagner's opera cycle The Ring is absolutely a story for our time.
Fri 27 May 2016
Will Self argues we should give children their inheritance when they're most in need of it
Fri 20 May 2016
A reflection on a topical issue. Will Self ponders the role of the 'psy-professions'.
Fri 13 May 2016
Self-confessed digi-drunkard Will Self on predictive texting, spellchecking and algorithms
Fri 6 May 2016
Sarah Dunant reflects on the legacy of one of the worst floods in Florence's history.
Fri 29 Apr 2016
Sarah Dunant reflects on the demise of handwriting.
Fri 22 Apr 2016
Sarah Dunant argues that our current obsession with celebrity utterly undermines art.
Fri 15 Apr 2016
Sarah Dunant takes an historical look at avarice, in the light of the Panama Papers.
Fri 8 Apr 2016
Will Self reflects on our sense of the meaning of time.
Fri 1 Apr 2016
Will Self thinks people are as violent as ever, counting the virtual and online worlds.
Fri 25 Mar 2016
Finding himself on a restricted diet, Will Self reflects on the rise of food allergies.
Fri 18 Mar 2016
Adam Gopnik struggles with his new year's resolutions to meditate and listen to good music
Fri 11 Mar 2016
Adam Gopnik deplores the fashion for attacking so-called 'cultural expropriation'.
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