Visions of Apocalypse

Visions of Apocalypse

Dr Kate Hudson  7.05.2015
When we debate Trident's future, we would do well to recognise that although we no longer live in direct fear of nuclear weapons, as the...
Tiger Mothers and Cultural Success

Tiger Mothers and Cultural Success

Melissa Benn  6.05.2015
Responding to a failing economy, rising parental stress about our children's economic futures and policymakers' obsession with the link...
Reality, Comedy or Fantasy - I Know Which Side My Bread Is Buttered

Reality, Comedy or Fantasy - I Know Which Side My Bread Is Buttered

Helen Lederer  5.05.2015
The reason so many quote from E M Forster's modus operandi - only connect - is that it works. Connecting is the mainstay of all communication....
Fantasy and Reality

Fantasy and Reality

John Bird  2.05.2015
Our contemporary times has made fantasy the biggest of all industries in the world. Fantasy as distraction; as movie, as game, as Internet...
Whose England?

Whose England?

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown  30.04.2015
Most of Ukip's voters are English. They yearn for a fantasy golden age when they were masters of these isles and the world, and their land...
HowTheLightGetsIn Festival Returns For 2015

HowTheLightGetsIn Festival Returns For 2015

30.03.2015
HowTheLightGetsIn, the World’s Largest Philosophy and Music Festival, is set to return to Hay-on-Wye for 2015. HowTheLightGetsIn Festival...
London's Private Members' Clubs

London's Private Members' Clubs

Ronald Ndoro  29.04.2014
London is a haven for private members' clubs. From the traditional centres of St James and Mayfair, to Shoreditch and Kentish Town, our...

Does a Post-Satire World Indicate the Death of Fantasy?

Jasper Fforde  24.04.2014
Firstly, that while chaos is really very lovely in a coastline or a forest or a cup of tea, I'm not convinced it would be much fun on a...
Anonymity

Anonymity

Dr Brooke Magnanti  24.04.2014
Some may think of anonymity as a modern phenomenon enabled by media and technology and its ability to help people hide their true identities....
Is Sexuality Innate or Socially Constructed?

Is Sexuality Innate or Socially Constructed?

Julie Bindel  24.04.2014
Some gay people might feel that finding a gay gene might diminish prevalent homophobia, but this is naive. Racism has not diminished because...
INTERVIEW: 'What Do We Value As Human Beings?'

INTERVIEW: 'What Do We Value As Human Beings?'

Sarah Dean  25.06.2013
HowTheLightGetsIn, the philosophy and music festival at Hay-on-Wye, has just finished its fifth outing. To find out how the festival went...
Global Warming as a 21st Century Religion

Global Warming as a 21st Century Religion

Peter Lilley  22.06.2013
G.K. Chesterton said that "when people stop believing in orthodox religion, rather than believe in nothing, they will believe in anything"....
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