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Roger Scruton

The Uses of Pessimism and the Danger of False Hope

05 Jul 2010
Roger Scruton, philosopher and writer

Francis Beckett

What did the baby-boomers ever do for us?

05 Jul 2010
Francis Beckett, journalist and contemporary historian

Al Aynsley Green

Should the Nurture of Children be Everybody's Business?

30 Jun 2010
Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green, former Children’s Commissioner for England

Stephen Green

Good Value: Building a Better Life in Business

28 Jun 2010
Stephen Green, chairman, HSBC

David Crystal

Texts and Tweets: Myths and realities

24 Jun 2010
David Crystal, leading linguistic expert

Philippe Legrain

Aftershock

17 Jun 2010
Philippe Legrain, economist and visiting Fellow, the LSE European Institute

Matthew Taylor - 2010

21st century enlightenment

17 Jun 2010
Matthew Taylor, chief executive, the RSA

Dr Sally Uren

Consumers: Can they, should they be nudged?

10 Jun 2010
With Sir Martin Sorrell, Dr Andy Wood, Dr Sally Uren and Matthew Taylor

John Keane

Do we still need enlightenment values?

10 Jun 2010
With John Keane, Nigel Warburton, Robert Rowland Smith and Matthew Taylor.

Michael Pollan

Food Rules for Healthy People and Planet

07 Jun 2010
Michael Pollan, award-winning food writer

Alberto Toscano

Fanaticism: On the uses of an idea

03 Jun 2010
Alberto Tosacno, lecturer in sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London

Sir Harold Evans

The Spirit of Innovation

02 Jun 2010
Sir Harold Evans, journalist, author, editor and publisher

Ian Buruma

Religion, Democracy and "Enlightenment Values"

26 May 2010
Ian Buruma, journalist and academic

Muhammad Yunus

Building Social Business

26 May 2010
Muhammad Yunus, founder, Grameen Bank

Spencer Wells

The Unforeseen Cost of Human Civilisation

24 May 2010
Spencer Wells, anthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence

Paul Seabright

The Company of Strangers

20 May 2010
Paul Seabright, professor of economics, Toulouse School of Economics

Adam Kahane

Power and Love: A theory and practice of social change

19 May 2010
Adam Kahane, Reos Partners

Caryn Mandabach

The Evolution of Comedy

18 May 2010
With Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong, Simon Nye and Caryn Mandabach.

Stanley B Greenberg 2010

Appetite for Change? Post-Election Analysis

17 May 2010
Stan Greenberg, leading US pollster and political strategist

Mike Berners-Lee

The Carbon Footprint of Everything

13 May 2010
Mike Berners-Lee, leading expert in greenhouse gas footprinting

Stella Creasy

General Election 2010

13 May 2010
With Anthony Painter, Mark Pack, Stella Creasey, Mark Hanson, Craig Elder, Harry Cole and James Crabtree

Paul Collier

The Plundered Planet

12 May 2010
Paul Collier, director, the Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University

Clive Hamilton

Facing up to Climate Change

12 May 2010
Clive Hamilton, professor of public ethics, Australian National University

Bjorn Lomborg

Tackling Global Warming and Doing Good

05 May 2010
Professor Bjorn Lomborg, political scientist and author

Nabeel Hamdi

The Placemaker's Guide to Building Community

05 May 2010
Nabeel Hamdi, professor emeritus, Housing and Urban Development, Oxford Brookes University

David Harvey

The Crises of Capitalism

26 Apr 2010
David Harvey, professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Danny Dorling

Why Social Inequality Persists

22 Apr 2010
Danny Dorling, professor of Human Geography, University of Sheffield

Pascal Bruckner

The Tyranny of Guilt

19 Apr 2010
Pascal Bruckner, award-winning author

Heather Brooke

Secrets, Surveillance and the State of British Democracy

15 Apr 2010
Heather Brooke, award-winning campaigner and journalist

Eric Kaufmann

Religion, Demography and Politics in the 21st Century

15 Apr 2010
Eric Kaufmann, reader in politics, Birkbeck College, University of London

Christian Salmon

Storytelling: How narratives shape our reality, ideas and behaviour

08 Apr 2010
Christian Salmon, writer and researcher, the Centre for Research in the Arts and Languages, CNRS

Phillip Blond

Red Tory: The future of progressive Conservatism

01 Apr 2010
Phillip Blond, author, political thinker and director, ResPublica

Richard Lambert

Doing Good is Good Business? From rhetoric to reality

30 Mar 2010
Richard Lambert, director general, the CBI

Philip Zimbardo

The Secret Powers of Time

25 Mar 2010
Philip Zimbardo, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Stanford

John Kay

Obliquity: Why our goals are best achieved indirectly

24 Mar 2010
John Kay, economist and FT columnist

Jeremy Hunt

The Future for the Arts?

22 Mar 2010
With Ben Bradshaw and Jeremy Hunt MP

Bill Nighy

What Should Everyone Know?

22 Mar 2010
Including: Bill Nighy, Shami Chakrabarti, Richard Curtis, Nicholas Christakis, Rebecca Goldstein, Lord Bingham, Desmond Tutu, Robin Dunbar, Steven Pinker and others.

Peter Snowdon

Back From the Brink

18 Mar 2010
Peter Snowdon, political journalist

Jeremy Rifkin

The Empathic Civilisation

15 Mar 2010
Jeremy Rifkin, author and political adviser

Richard Curtis

The Robin Hood Tax

09 Mar 2010
With Jeffrey Sachs, Alan Beattie, Richard Curtis, Bill Nighy, Clare Melamed and Major Ivor Telfer

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