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Health, sickness and exploitation

When people feel ill they go to the doctor for a diagnosis and what they hope will be the first...

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Justice, war crimes and targeted killings

Linda Kinstler’s Latvian grandfather disappeared after WWII and the family never spoke...

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Social inequality - up close

The failure of British politics and public institutions to tackle social inequality is down to...

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A revolution in food and farming

The environmentalist George Monbiot argues that farming is the world’s greatest cause of...

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Family drama at Hay Festival

In front of an audience at this year’s Hay Festival Helen Lewis talks to three prize...

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Learning from apes, fish and wasps

Adam Rutherford explores how other species can help us understand our own. The world-renowned...

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The body clock and sleep

Every moment of the day tiny biological clocks are ticking throughout the body, but Russell...

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Marwa Al-Sabouni - Rebuilding with hope

The Syrian architect Marwa al-Sabouni is the Guest Co-Director of this year’s Brighton...

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Curiosity, ingenuity and experimentation

Wonder at the natural world has inspired people and fuelled curiosity for millennia. The ancient...

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The age of the strongman leader

In The Age of the Strongman, the journalist Gideon Rachman explores how populist and...

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NoViolet Bulawayo on Glory

The new novel, Glory, by prize winning writing NoViolet Bulawayo is a postcolonial tale of power...

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Love poetry; love books

"Stand still, and I will read to thee / A lecture, love, in love's philosophy." John Donne is one...

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Resistance

The picture of a lone figure, plastic bags in hand, standing in front of a column of tanks in...

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Liberalism in crisis

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine images of war in Europe dominate the news, and questions...

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Welsh identities

In May Wales will hold local elections to elect members of all twenty-two local authorities....

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Feathered friends

Humans have been fascinated with birdlife since the first cave drawings 12,000 years ago. In...

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Creating art; reflecting life

New York, 1984: the iconic artist Andy Warhol meets the rising star Jean-Michel Basquiat. Their...

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Post-war/post-Covid

The historian Peter Hennessy asks whether post-Covid Britain needs to set out a new social...

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Wealth, influence and the global elite

The Sassoons were one of the great commercial dynasties of the 19th century: ‘the...

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Stonehenge, and conserving the future

Stonehenge is one of Britain’s most iconic monuments: an ancient stone circle still...

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