September 13, 2023
Truth: an endangered species?
What happened to truth in the age of misinformation
Why are we wired to ignore climate change?
As news of climate catastrophes washes over us, is it an aversion to considering our own mortality that stops us…
The elusive search for justice
What do Trumpers and Anti-Trumpers, pro-voice and anti-voice campaigners, have in common?
Are refugees the crisis? Or is it the stories we tell about them?
The global refugee crisis shows no signs of abating in the coming years and decades - conflicts and climate change…
Ashes to ashes: Why we yearn for moments that matter
Every test cricket series between England and Australia is keenly anticipated by both sides. Offer an English captain the choice…
Plastic pollution: Convenience is king, until it’s not
The fight against plastic pollution is increasingly under the spotlight. But will solutions that focus on policy and technology be…
May 11, 2023
The moral grammar of budgets
Here’s what I always ask myself at budget time: are we idiots, tribespeople or citizens?
Finding redemption in a world of conflict
War creates no absolutely new situation: it simply aggravates the permanent human situation so that we can no longer ignore…
April 5, 2023
Resurrection, relationships, and “the good life”
What makes a good life? Some will tell you it consists of career fulfilment and purpose, while others may endorse…
April 3, 2023
Are we looking at our phones more than each other?
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the first hand-held mobile phone. It’s hard to quantify the changes that have…