Prominent international thinkers debating big ideas.
The joys and perils of porcelain, kaolin and volcanic soils
What shells can tell us about our past, present and future
How manufacturing might look in the future from the BIG M conference in Detroit
What does it mean to be good and how do you become a better person?
Should we bring the woolly mammoth back to life and should ancient languages be revived?
The importance of Myth and Storytelling
Shape-shifting in everyday objects, our brains and plastic waste.
Is the future of education a massive online classroom?
New insights into how we perceive time
How well does the idea of free trade really work? Does it improve our economic welfare?
New insights into why some objects, stars and people attract or repel.
Can shame be a force for good?
An exploration into dependency from fossil fuels to obesity and ageing populations
Is Déjà vu a brain glitch or misplaced ‘real’ memory?
How do you catch something that moves at 300 million meters per second?
How is people management in the workplace changing?
Author Will Self, Armand Leroi, Leslie Vinjamuri and Matt Parker on changing foundations
From speech recognition to computer vision, can Deep Learning transform our world?
How easy is it to say “no” where you live?
Rhythm is within us, all around us and in space. But what is it?
The cat-and-mouse world of computer encryption
Does it matter if we write less by hand?
The marvellous ability to create almost anything we want in our minds
Our changing attitude to wood and living in a ‘plyscraper’
The etiquette of interrupting a conversation, and the distracting impact of our gadgetry
How do our feet work when we stand or walk, or when we dance with them?
How important is our ability to postpone pleasure and can we ever master it?
Do the things we own and collect enrich our lives or weigh us down?
Do we have to have a ‘pecking order’?