A weekly reflection on a topical issue.
Bernardine Evaristo on news that Girl, Woman, Other may be banned in some US schools.
Fri 6 May 2022
Sarah Dunant takes the temperature of sexual equality in politics.
Sun 1 May 2022
Will Self proposes a very British solution to the legalisation of marijuana.
Fri 22 Apr 2022
Howard Jacobson on why stories of truth in war cannot be ignored.
Fri 15 Apr 2022
Zoe Strimpel asks the simple-yet-complex question, 'what is a woman?'
Fri 8 Apr 2022
The everyday repression of life in Russia, as seen by an anonymous dissident playwright.
Fri 1 Apr 2022
A L Kennedy reflects on a 1950s experiment in inducing despair.
Fri 25 Mar 2022
Adam Gopnik seeks enlightenment for our time in Tolstoy's War and Peace.
Fri 18 Mar 2022
Sarah Dunant on the power of images in war.
Fri 11 Mar 2022
Rebecca Stott on conversations with her Russian friend.
Fri 4 Mar 2022
Will Self argues that the threat of a nuclear apocalypse has never really gone away.
Fri 25 Feb 2022
Sara Wheeler says that the attack on Ukraine is not the war of Russians she has known.
Fri 18 Feb 2022
John Connell on planting trees on his family farm as reparation for years of flying.
Fri 11 Feb 2022
Sara Wheeler reflects on the harm done by seeing only from our own point of view.
Fri 4 Feb 2022
Will Self deplores the British attitude to children, mixing sentimentality with cruelty
Fri 28 Jan 2022
As she leaves academia, Rebecca Stott says an audit culture is stifling universities.
Fri 21 Jan 2022
Sarah Dunant asks if we should judge the past by the standards of the present - or future.
Fri 14 Jan 2022
David Goodhart rejects what he calls the 'Eton conspiracy myth'.
Fri 7 Jan 2022
Zoe Strimpel reflects on the impact of rapid home delivery on the way we live our lives.
Fri 31 Dec 2021
Adam Gopnik on the quest for lost souls.
Christmas Eve 2021
Howard Jacobson stares out to sea....and ponders the 'mysterious nexus of sea and Santa'.
Fri 17 Dec 2021
Will Self on our fetishisation of property.
Fri 10 Dec 2021
Sarah Dunant discusses living on a cusp of history.
Fri 3 Dec 2021
Sara Wheeler reflects on why place names matter.
Fri 26 Nov 2021
Tom Shakespeare on University Challenge and a starter for ten.
Fri 19 Nov 2021
AL Kennedy on why everything these days is... annoying.
Fri 12 Nov 2021
Zoe Strimpel on the binary choice of motherhood.
Fri 5 Nov 2021
Sarah Dunant reflects on political will and its relationship to changing behaviour.
Fri 29 Oct 2021
Will Self on motor-mania.
Fri 22 Oct 2021
Adam Gopnik poses the question: Do you have a right to make my life into your art?
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