A weekly reflection on a topical issue.
Linda Colley on why being a small nation can be an advantage.
Fri 24 Jul 2020
Rebecca Stott tells the story of 536 AD - the year the sun 'disappeared'.
Fri 17 Jul 2020
Will Self discusses how the pandemic has affected our views of inheritance.
Fri 10 Jul 2020
Adam Gopnik discusses how the pandemic is bringing out our most conventional behaviours.
Fri 3 Jul 2020
Bernardine Evaristo discusses how we historicise the past
Fri 26 Jun 2020
Zia Haider Rahman reflects on the comment "If you don't like it here you can always leave"
Fri 19 Jun 2020
Mary Beard asks: Has the iconic university lecture had its day?
Fri 12 Jun 2020
David Goodhart examines our changing attitudes to authority.
Fri 5 Jun 2020
Howard Jacobson takes a wry view of life under lockdown.
Fri 29 May 2020
Rebecca Stott reflects on how it feels being out of kilter with time.
Fri 22 May 2020
Will Self on the Great British Wipe-Up.
Fri 15 May 2020
Howard Jacobson on his mother's life - and death.
Fri 8 May 2020
AL Kennedy on how we perceive risk.
Fri 1 May 2020
Will Self ponders what lessons Aboriginal culture might have for the days of pandemic.
Fri 24 Apr 2020
Zia Haider Rahman discusses the moral questions facing us in lifting the lockdown
Fri 17 Apr 2020
Rebecca Stott reflects on unfinished projects.
Fri 10 Apr 2020
Tom Shakespeare on becoming a grandad for the first time.
Fri 3 Apr 2020
Adam Gopnik on life in lockdown in New York.
Fri 27 Mar 2020
Sarah Dunant on how imagination will be a vital tool to deal with social distancing.
Fri 20 Mar 2020
Michael Morpurgo on hunkering down in his cottage... waiting for coronavirus to pass.
Fri 13 Mar 2020
Adam Gopnik on his children leaving home and becoming an "empty nester".
Fri 6 Mar 2020
Tom Shakespeare asks how best to confront difficult situations.
Fri 28 Feb 2020
To recline - or not to recline - your seat on an aeroplane? Adam Gopnik on "recline-gate"
Fri 21 Feb 2020
Sarah Dunant on the romance of writing history.
Fri 14 Feb 2020
Sarah Dunant discusses the relationship between disease and the culture of history.
Fri 7 Feb 2020
Will Self bemoans the ever-increasing difficulty of finding a bit of peace and quiet.
Fri 31 Jan 2020
Howard Jacobson on why he’s taken to folding plastic bags.
Fri 24 Jan 2020
Howard Jacobson discusses why we all need to be concerned about anti-Semitism.
Fri 10 Jan 2020
Will Self explores what he sees as a growing sense of collective hypocrisy.
Sun 5 Jan 2020
Rebecca Stott on the joys of becoming a seal warden.
Following the death of Clive James, hear one of his first talks for "A Point of View".
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