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How to live your life

Fulfill your dreams and make the most of your life! So advocate headmasters, moralists and revolutionaries. Yet poet John Betjeman's principal regret was that he did not have more sex. Is life not about goals and ambition but about the moment of being? Or is making our dreams real the only way to fulfillment?

Speakers: Oliver Burkeman, Erwin James, Helen Lederer

The future is a storm front. Science fiction novelist Warren Ellis reveals where lightning will strike next  


What divides us?

Speakers: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Jonathan Cruddas, Chandran Kukathas

Are eternal laws an illusion?

Speakers: Nancy Cartwright, John Ellis, Rupert Sheldrake

From the boardroom to the bedroom, we think happiness means having it all. Prize...


What are the limits of language?

Speakers: Paul Boghossian, Joanna Kavenna, Ray Monk

Far flung destinations are often home to those seeking to 'find themselves'. Enc...

Speakers: Adjoa Andoh, Christopher Hamilton, Daniel Miller

Ancient cultures often chose their leader and gave them unbridled power of life ...

Speakers: David Aaronovitch, John Sweeney, Polly Toynbee

Neuroscience has enabled us to explain how the brain affects the body. Yet there...

Speakers: Ray Brassier, Markus Gabriel, Eva Jablonka

None of us believe Mr. Darcy or Oliver Twist are real, no matter how much we mig...

Speakers: Julian Baggini, Dylan Evans, Jasper Fforde
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