Professor Felipe Fernandez-Armesto explodes the myth of the Protestant work ethic. Read more
Felipe Fernandez-Armesto: The Myth of the Protestant Work Ethic
Professor Felipe Fernandez-Armesto explodes the myth of the Protestant work ethic.
Steve Jones: The Legacy of Eugenics
Biologist Steve Jones reflects on the legacy of the father of eugenics, Francis Galton.
Ed Smith: Professionalism in Sport
Former England cricketer Ed Smith argues that too much professionalism is not a winner.
Danny Kruger: The Purpose of Punishment
Danny Kruger calls for a re-evaluation of the purpose of punishment for crime.
Penny Pepper: Disability and Identity
Writer Penny Pepper gives her perspective on human identity as a disabled person.
Matthew Engel: An Invasion of Americanisms
Matthew Engel warns of a new threat to the English language from Americanisms.
Hilary Cottam: Redesigning Welfare
Entrepreneur Hilary Cottam unfolds her vision for redesigning the welfare state.
Clare Lockhart: Rethinking Aid and the Developing World
Clare Lockhart calls for a new model of engagement for the developing world.
Musa Okwonga: Life without Facebook
Poet Musa Okwonga explores the downside of living a life on Twitter and Facebook.
Dominic Hobson: Sport is a Zero Sum Game
Dominic Hobson argues that organised competitive sport harms rather than builds character.
Owen Hatherley: The Decline of Architecture
Owen Hatherley attacks the architectural results of recent 'urban regeneration'.
Andrew Robinson: What Can We Learn from Geniuses?
At the Edinburgh Festival, Andrew Robinson asks: 'What can we learn from geniuses?'.
Ed Howker: Do Young People Deserve a Bad Reputation?
Ed Howker asks if young people deserve the bad reputation given to them?
Jim Crumley: A New Dance with Wolves
Nature writer Jim Crumley asks if it is time to reintroduce wolves to the UK.
Charles ffrench-Constant: Regenerating the Human Body
Charles ffrench-Constant on a new wave of drugs which could help the body heal itself.
Russell M Davies: The Next Technological Revolution
Russell M Davies says the next revolution will unleash individual creativity.
Matthew Goodwin: An Electable Far Right?
Matthew Goodwin argues the well of potential support for the far right in Britain is deep.
Cindy Gallop: Embracing Zero Privacy
Advertising guru Cindy Gallop discusses embracing zero privacy.
Kate Fox: Understanding Alcohol
Kate Fox argues we need to re-learn what we think we know about the effects of alcohol.
Ed Yong: The Philosophy of Bacteria
Science journalist Ed Yong explores the implications of being host to billions of microbes
Christie Watson: What's Worse than Death?
Christie Watson asks if there are some things worse than death for some very ill children.
Dreda Say Mitchell: Family, Faith and Community
Author Dreda Say Mitchell says we have overlooked the cultural element to social mobility.
Aza Raskin: A Design Renaissance for Healthcare
American designer Aza Raskin proposes a design renaissance in healthcare.
James Daunt: In Defence of Bookshops
James Daunt argues libraries and bookshops should be vital social and cultural spaces.
David Bainbridge: Celebrating Middle Age
David Bainbridge sees the evolution of middle age as central to our species' success.
Angela Saini: Throwaway Technology
Science writer Angela Saini celebrates being a late adopter of new technology.
David Perks: Re-thinking Science in Schools
Physics teacher David Perks says current science teaching is short-changing children.
Anthony McGowan: Seeing Ourselves as Villains
Author Anthony McGowan thinks we should see ourselves as villains, not heroes.
James Lange: YouTube and Scientific Research
James Lange argues that YouTube videos can be a vital tool for sociology - and science.
Tim Smit: Britain's Not Broken
Tim Smit argues that if we learn to trust one another, Britain could be great again.
Paul Flatters: Childhood is Better Than Ever
Social trends analyst Paul Flatters argues that childhood today is better than ever before
Judith Clegg: Pay it Forward
Judith Clegg argues that start-up culture can make the world a dramatically better place.
Clare Allan: Liberation Through Lies
Novelist Clare Allan asks why lying gets such a bad press.
Gerard Darby: Science and Creativity
Writer Gerard Darby argues that creativity is just as vital as science in education.
Bali Rai: Stop Talking About Race
Author Bali Rai argues that stopping talking about race is the best way to stop racism.
Gordon Bridger: Re-thinking Foreign Aid
Economist Gordon Bridger says we should change the way in which we spend overseas aid.
Rob Hopkins: Sustainability and Community
Rob Hopkins argues for a new approach to energy, society and our surroundings.
Robin Gorna: Are We Losing the Fight Against AIDS?
Robin Gorna fears the world is losing the political will to deal with the problem of AIDS.
Adam Cohen talks to Janice Forsyth about his father Leonard Cohen's final album, Thanks for the Dance, released after his death
Adam Cohen talks to Janice Forsyth about his father Leonard Cohen's posthumous album.
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War Of The Worlds re-imagined, Stephen Bourne- Playing Gay, Museum Funding
A down-to-earth look at all that's arty in Cumbria.
The Weimar Years
Historian Jochen Hung presents his view of the Weimar Republic from Berlin.