Weekly reflections on topical issues from a range of contributors.
Tom Shakespeare discusses our changing attitudes to risk.
Sarah Dunant on QAnon... and conversations with her hairdresser.
Zoe Strimpel discusses growing divides between our social groupings.
Michael Morpurgo questions whether we are educating our children or programming them.
Adam Gopnik on why, during the pandemic, there's a fine line between clever... and stupid.
John Gray discusses why he believes liberals are turning their backs on tolerance.
Will Self reflects on how the pandemic could affect our perception of human progress.
Bernardine Evaristo reflects on changing attitudes to gender.
Linda Colley on why being a small nation can be an advantage.
Rebecca Stott tells the story of 536 AD - the year the sun 'disappeared'.
Will Self discusses how the pandemic has affected our views of inheritance.
Adam Gopnik discusses how the pandemic is bringing out our most conventional behaviours.
Bernardine Evaristo discusses how we historicise the past
Zia Haider Rahman reflects on the comment "If you don't like it here you can always leave"
Mary Beard asks: Has the iconic university lecture had its day?
David Goodhart examines our changing attitudes to authority.
Howard Jacobson takes a wry view of life under lockdown.
Rebecca Stott reflects on how it feels being out of kilter with time.
Will Self on the Great British Wipe-Up.
Howard Jacobson on his mother's life - and death.
AL Kennedy on how we perceive risk.
Will Self ponders what lessons Aboriginal culture might have for the days of pandemic.
Zia Haider Rahman discusses the moral questions facing us in lifting the lockdown
Rebecca Stott reflects on unfinished projects.
Tom Shakespeare on becoming a grandad for the first time.
Adam Gopnik on life in lockdown in New York.
Sarah Dunant on how imagination will be a vital tool to deal with social distancing.
Michael Morpurgo on hunkering down in his cottage... waiting for coronavirus to pass.