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Science is destined to change human nature. Bioethicist John Harris reveals why ‘universal rights’ will need to change with us. “Uncompromising intellectual honesty” Independent

Speakers: John Harris

We see democracy as progress. Yet with the evidence of Chinese success, the Arab spring that turned to winter, and crisis in the Ukraine, its victory looks precarious. Might democracy be a temporary blip in world history? Or is this a heresy favoured...

Speakers: Michael Howard, Owen Jones, Laurie Penny, Jamie Whyte

The world around us is manifestly complex. Yet from Aristotle to Einstein, we ha...

Speakers: Julian Barbour, Nancy Cartwright, Steve Fuller

We tend to believe in evil acts, but not evil people. But can we separate a pers...

Speakers: Camila Batmanghelidjh, Sally Green, Mark Rowlands

Social media had all the appearance of a democratic revolution, hailed after the...

Speakers: Lyse Doucet, Carl Miller, Steve Richards

Critic and curator Stephen Bayley reveals why ugliness is superior to beauty. “H...

Speakers: Stephen Bayley

From everyday objects to the stars, the world of things appears stable and fixed...

Speakers: Eleanor Knox, Huw Price, Carlo Rovelli, Daniel Stoljar

Evidence and reason are supposedly the basis of our beliefs. Yet religion contin...

Speakers: Scott Atran, Simon Blackburn, Pavan Dhaliwal

Equality is usually seen as the goal of feminism. Yet with women more than a thi...

Speakers: David Aaronovitch, Julie Bindel, Beatrix Campbell

Will computers ever think outside of the box? Leading cognitive scientist Margar...

Speakers: Margaret Boden
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