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Life in Letters
Helen Cullen makes the case for the art of letter writing.
The P Word
Richard Lynch-Smith argues that social workers need to better acknowledge poverty.
An Empathy Machine
Emmanuel Ordóñez-Angulo asks whether virtual reality could be an 'empathy machine'.
Penny Andrews argues that thinking of political supporters as fans helps explain politics.
Working Class Women
Rachael Gibbons discusses class, social mobility and Imposter Syndrome.
Rabab Ghazoul makes the case for Wales as a place of post-colonial possibility.
Grief, and Starscape
Lora Stimson uses sky and starscape to navigate her grief.
Life In Transit
Novelist Louise Doughty discovers her own past sheds light on the experience of others.
Recovery After Rape
Winnie M Li talks about her traumatic experience as a survivor of sexual violence.
The Romance of Train Travel
Monisha Rajesh says the romance of train travel is not dead.
The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword
Ashley Hickson-Lovence argues black boys need to read books that reflect their own lives.
Sarah Gristwood is worried that the vogue for tidying will make history harder to uncover.
Living With Gods
Anna Della Subin takes a journey with a man once worshipped as a living god.
A Boy Who Died
Andrew Hankinson tells the story of a boy who died, and his parents, who wanted him alive.
Alice Moloney discusses how best to express negative emotions in the digital realm.
Fit and Finished
Emma Hayes explains why the fit of our clothes matters.
Ali Goldsworthy explains why campaigns that succeed by polarising can cause long-term harm
Good and Clever
Sammy Wright asks why we put such weight on exam results.
Making Sense of the World
Nwando Ebizie describes how she experiences the world, through her 'visual snow'
Change Through Engagement
Mahamed Hashi, a youth worker and gun crime victim, says we must listen to communities.
Carl Honoré thinks we're all missing out by stereotyping older people as 'over the hill'.
Caoilinn Hughes discovers the power of embracing uncertainty.
The Power of Mentoring
Reggie Nelson believes in the importance for young people to find a mentor.
War on Two Wheels
Lois Pryce argues that cycling needs to be uncool again.
The Craft of Surgery
Sam Gallivan examines the similarities between surgery and sculpture.
The Other Mother
Claire Lynch describes how she navigated motherhood.
Telford, Little Yugoslavia
Jelena Sofronijevic tells a story of Serbia, Yugoslavia - and Telford.
Writing Black British History
Stephen Bourne thinks we need to teach children more about the history of black Britons.
In Defence of Embarrassment
Tiffany Atkinson rehabilitates the concept of embarrassment.
Craftivism: Gentle Protest
Sarah Corbett explains the power of 'craftivism' as a form of gentle protest.
Reading Outside Your Comfort Zone
Ann Morgan commends the challenge of reading outside your comfort zone.
Class of 2020
Rufaro Mazarura discusses what the class of 2020 have learned from the pandemic.
More Than a Game
Lydia Furse looks at the personal and political benefits of playing women's rugby.
The Empathy Equation
Anne-Marie Douglas discusses the need for more empathy in provision of services.
Ranjit Saimbi explains why he doesn't want to be defined by his cultural heritage.
Adam Morse, who is registered blind, tells how he directed a film by seeing differently.
Coffee with an Imam
Sabah Ahmedi, one of Britain's youngest imams, is on a mission to overcome Islamophobia.
Being a Carer
Penny Wincer reflects on what it means to be a carer.
Our Lost Food Culture
Alastair Hendy explains why he thinks we've lost our food culture.
Making a Friend of Fear
Dina Rezk describes how she made a friend of fear following the murder of her mother.
Defeat Don't Repeat
Sergeant Rhys Rutledge explains why he thinks people deserve a second chance.
What's In a Name?
Helena Goodwyn challenges the practice of giving children their father's surname.
The Meaning of Statues
Jak Beula says statues and memorials matter because they show who a society values.
Dr Tamsin Ellis explains how to improve health and climate outcomes.
Mums in Prison
Dr Shona Minson argues that we shouldn't punish children if their parents go to prison.
Tracey Follows explores how virtual assistants can help us survive after death.
When We Were Young
Luke Rigg argues that more young magistrates will improve justice.
The Power of Classical Music
Leon Bosch reflects on the power of classical music to transform lives.
The Tyranny of Positivity
Sian Ejiwunmi-Le Berre argues against the tyranny of positivity.
What is it to Hear?
Joe Friedman, who grew up with deaf parents, reflects on what it means to hear.
Fear of Finance
Professor Atul Shah argues that we need a healthier relationship with finance.
Steven Dowd tells the story of how his life changed, and how he regained control of it.
And His Wife
Jessica Barker argues that we should rediscover overlooked sculptures of women.
Who Owns Space?
Simon Morden argues that we should resist the privatisation of space.
Angela Frazer-Wicks tells her extraordinary story of being a mother.
And They Said We'd Be Glowing
Laura Dockrill describes her frightening experience of post partum psychosis.
Freedom Is a Must
Robyn Travis believes that labelling children as criminals is counter-productive.
Leaving Your Homeland
Eva Hnizdo reflects on the impulses which drive people to emigrate - or not.
The Power of Doubt
Nicola Reindorp says we should rehabilitate doubt as a strength rather than a weakness.
Philippa Greer discusses the imprisonment of people convicted of genocide.
Painting a different history
Tara Munroe reveals what she learned when she rescued some badly damaged paintings.
Beth Stevens talks about the brain cells most people have never heard of.
Ai-jen Poo argues that we should all value caring, and carers.