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An evening at the Death Cafe
Sarah Dunant describes an evening talking with a group of strangers about death.
The Great Divide
David Goodhart argues it's time to look again at our tradition of residential universities
A Woman at the Last Supper
Sarah Dunant on the rediscovery of undervalued women of art.
Adam Gopnik ponders why so much of our communication these days is bereft of human warmth.
The Sex Recession
Adam Gopnik argues that there's no need to panic about the much-discussed US sex recession
Conversations of a cockroach and an alley cat
John Gray reflects on the lessons today of an unusual U.S. newspaper column
Expectations of Democracy
Will Self on why - for the first time in his life - he didn't vote.
The recurrent dream of an end-time
John Gray ponders why the belief that an end to history is imminent, never goes away.
The Consolations of Taxidermy
Rebecca Stott on her fascination with taxidermy.
Getting Close to Nature
Rebecca Stott on the joys of becoming a seal warden.
Will Self explores what he sees as a growing sense of collective hypocrisy.
Anti-Semitism and the Neo Medievalists
Howard Jacobson discusses why we all need to be concerned about anti-Semitism.
Saving the planet - on hands and knees
Howard Jacobson on why he’s taken to folding plastic bags.
Will Self bemoans the ever-increasing difficulty of finding a bit of peace and quiet.
An Epidemic of History
Sarah Dunant discusses the relationship between disease and the culture of history.