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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.