New research on how society works
Fashion & VIP parties - the hidden stories behind the glamour and wealth.
Wed 14 Oct 2020
Revolution: Must all radical upheavals in the social and political order end in tragedy?
Wed 7 Oct 2020
Elites: Why has anti-elitism become such a common stable of media and political rhetoric?
Wed 30 Sep 2020
Cars: How do cars transmit our identities behind the wheel?
Wed 23 Sep 2020
Bunkers: building for doomsday.
Wed 15 Jul 2020
Strategic ignorance and knowledge resistance.
Wed 8 Jul 2020
Rummage & waste: a social history of recycling and an examination of the meaning of waste.
Wed 1 Jul 2020
Traders and finance.
Wed 24 Jun 2020
Blood - its many meanings.
Wed 17 Jun 2020
Trust in a time of pandemic.
Wed 11 Mar 2020
Kidnap for ransom, past and present.
Wed 4 Mar 2020
Loneliness - is it a uniquely modern emotion?
Wed 26 Feb 2020
Citizenship - from schools to the process by which immigrants become British citizens.
Wed 19 Feb 2020
Loss - an exploration of different forms of lost experience.
Wed 12 Feb 2020
Water: a cultural as well as a natural substance.
Wed 5 Feb 2020
Nudity - its cultural history and changing meaning.
Wed 29 Jan 2020
Hidden gay lives, from Polari to true crime stories.
Wed 22 Jan 2020
Borders: from Calais to Mexico.
Wed 4 Dec 2019
The religious right in the US - an exploration of their route to power.
Wed 27 Nov 2019
Black music cultures - how did they evolve in London?
Wed 20 Nov 2019
Thrift and austerity
Wed 13 Nov 2019
Time - how do we use & how has this changed in the last 50 years?
Wed 6 Nov 2019
Disasters: from Haiti to New Orleans.
Wed 30 Oct 2019
Immortality and transhumanism
Wed 23 Oct 2019
The origins & meaning of 'cool'
Wed 16 Oct 2019
Serial killers: the media and cultural response to these crimes.
Wed 9 Oct 2019
Council estates - then and now. Laurie Taylor explores the concept of the 'sink estate'.
Wed 2 Oct 2019
Land struggles: from Bolivia to Britain.
Wed 8 May 2019
Conspiracy theories - their origins and evolution.
Wed 1 May 2019
The Politics of Memorials - from Ireland to the Mississippi Delta.
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