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From Miley Cyrus to Pussy Riot, musicians promote themselves as heretics. Yet for all the taboo-smashing, outrageous misbehaviour and radical political advocacy, famous musicians live lifestyles of wealth and privilege. Is popular music a hypocritical and conservative force? Or does rock'n'roll have the power to change the world?

Speakers: Phillip Blond, Aditya Chakrabortty, Adam Cohen
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From our mating habits to our territorial disputes, sociobiologists claim that natural selection explains human nature. But is this real insight or a reductionist pseudoscience? Should we seek broader, deeper answers to social questions, or will gene...

Speakers: Nayef Al-Rodhan, Richard Corfield, Lou Marinoff
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From Miley Cyrus to Pussy Riot, musicians promote themselves as heretics. Yet fo...

Speakers: Cory Doctorow, Imogen Stubbs, Colin Tudge
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When is it misguided to treat mental illness with drugs? Clinical psychologist a...

Speakers: Richard Bentall
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Do memories make us who we are? The bestselling author of The Philosopher and th...

Speakers: Mark Rowlands
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From Miley Cyrus to Pussy Riot, musicians promote themselves as heretics. Yet fo...

Speakers: Tanya Gold, John Moore, Penny Rimbaud, Julien Temple
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From medieval ballads to Richard Curtis rom-coms, art has been shaping our ideal...

Speakers: Godfrey Barker, Dennis Marks, Griselda Pollock
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Most of us regard a mate for life as a desirable goal.  Yet two thirds of marrie...

Speakers: Catherine Hakim, Brooke Magnanti, Robert Rowland-Smith
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We think evidence decides the matter. Yet even suicide bombers think they have e...

Speakers: Nancy Cartwright, George Ellis, Daniel Everett
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How do we distinguish between sanity and madness? Consultant psychiatry Mark Sal...

Speakers: Mark Salter
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