Prominent international thinkers debating big ideas.
What is the best way to redress historical injustices?
Exploring ideas about expansion and growth
What lies at the heart of the universe and the core of the earth itself?
Will India cope once the majority of its people live in cities?
What can fragmented knowledge and physical matter tell us?
Boundaries: real and imagined
How important is the bicycle and what does it do for us?
Is it time to rethink what a modern state is for?
How the wind shapes our environment from the sea to art and outer space
In the age of perpetual distraction, are we losing the ability to focus?
Subversion and inversion in a topsy-turvy world
Curves in art, space and life
How steel gives us music, art and the modern world
The art - and science - of magic and its place in the world today.
Salt: its history and future.
Grief and loss and ritual in different creatures and different cultures.
Design is everywhere- from tables and chairs to physics. Does it have to be beautiful?
Why tiny things appeal to us.
Developments in the human voice
How countries and NGOs exert power
What is the future of graphene and other ‘2D’ materials?
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?