The Fifth Estate
American-born journalist Megan K. Stack is an acclaimed author and war correspondent. She was Moscow bureau chief for the L.A. Times when she made the decision to work from home and look after her newborn child. As her growing family followed her husband’s work through China and India, Stack’s new life forced her to understand the economy of women’s work…
High Notes: Michael Pollan on the New Science of Psychedelics
For years, Michael Pollan's books have changed minds.
Pollan’s books, like The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto – and Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, the latter now also a successful Netflix series – have strongly influenced contemporary ideas about agriculture, nature, nutrition and ethics. He's sparked debates on genetically…
So What If …
We Didn’t Gender Babies?
An increasing number of parents are choosing to raise their children gender-neutral. What will happen if the movement grows, and we raise whole generations of people who are not assigned a binary gender at birth? What would be the flow-on effects in health and education, and for our institutions of law and citizenship?
Is it possible to shield a child…
Writing the Body
In our daily lives, we’re flooded with images and ideas of how our bodies should or shouldn’t be. Many of us struggle with self-acceptance, and when our bodies deviate from what’s considered ‘normal’, we often also struggle with the attitudes of others.
Carly Findlay and Lee Kofman are both authors of new memoirs that examine how our bodies shape who…
The Wheeler Centre
Take It From Me: Queer Edition
Take it From Me is back. You know the drill – we take your anonymous romantic questions in advance. Then, at the Wheeler Centre on Friday 16 November, our panel of unqualified strangers puzzle over your problem before a live audience, and dish out some ill-informed and context-free advice.
This time, our panellists specialise in queer romantic conundrums. Hear outpourings, lustful brags, head scratchers and everything in between, with guest advisors Amy Middleton, Gregory Phillips and Dion Kagan.
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The Wheeler Centre
Dead Calm: Bodies
Hilary Harper, Pia Interlandi, Rohit D'Costa and Dominique Martin at the Wheeler Centre
What happens to our bodies when we die? Do our bodies define who and what we are – or are they a vessel for something more?
In the final talk in our Dead Calm series, we focus on the site of death itself, exploring the physiological and philosophical implications of death for the human body. For many of us, ‘bodies’ are an integral part of the whole discussion of death and also the most confronting. Does the way we treat our bodies after we die have ethical implications, or merely practical ones? How do different religious traditions conceive of the body after death? And how is the meaning of death changing with advances in medical science?
At this event, Dominique Martin, Rohit D'Costa and Pia Interlandi talk organ donation, artistic intervention, bioethics and more, hosted by Hilary Harper.
Anything and everything in Bodies from across our archives.
The Interrobang: A Festival of Questions
Is the attainment of physical beauty a classist pursuit? Anne Summers
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