An Intimate History Of Humanity

Theodore Zeldin

An Intimate History Of Humanity

Essential reading for humans.

The Hidden Pleasures of Life

Theodore Zeldin

The Hidden Pleasures of Life: A New Way of Remembering the Past and Imagining the Future

Will reveal the autobiography in you.

The Amber Fury

Natalie Haynes

The Amber Fury

Amber Fury - not to be confused with Amber Furries.


  • Dr Kate Raworth

    Dr Kate Raworth

    Creating a New Economic Mindset

    Kate Raworth is an economist whose research focuses on the unique social and ecological challenges of the 21st century. She is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, and also . . .
  • Dr Molly Crockett

    Dr Molly Crockett

    Psychology of Revenge

    Dr Molly Crockett is Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology and Fellow of Jesus College, University of Oxford. She holds a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Cambridge and BS in Neuroscience from UCLA. Prior to . . .
  • Dr Morgaine Gaye

    Dr Morgaine Gaye


    Dr Morgaine Gaye is a food futurologist who runs a consultancy and trend forecasting bureau. Her work researches future global trends, ideas, products and media; with food as the main focus. She communicates this insight through media, . . .
  • Dr Nick Southgate

    Dr Nick Southgate

    Why We Need to Care About Advertising

    Nick Southgate is a former adman, lapsed philosopher and occasional and confused cultural critic. He obtained a PhD in philosophy last century before, inevitably, getting a job in an advertising agency. A meteoric rise to the . . .
  • Dr Scilla Elworthy

    Dr Scilla Elworthy

    Brokering Peace

    Scilla Elworthy. PhD, founded the Oxford Research Group in 1982 to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics, work which included a series of dialogues between Chinese, Russian and . . .
  • Dr. Alasdair Russell

    Dr. Alasdair Russell

    Genome Editing Technologies

    Dr. Alasdair Russell is head of Pre-Clinical Genome editing at CRUK Cambridge Institute.   Alasdair heads up a specialised team that provide a centralised ‘Hub’ for the innovation and application of state-of-the-art . . .
  • Edward Slingerland

    Edward Slingerland


      Edward Slingerland is an internationally recognized expert in both early Chinese thought and the links between cognitive science and the humanities. He is Professor of Asian Studies, Associate Member in the Departments of . . .
  • Elaine Fox

    Elaine Fox

    Half empty? Half full? It's up to you.

    Elaine Fox was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland and obtained her PhD in psychology and neuroscience from University College Dublin. Following 5 years teaching and researching at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, she . . .
  • Elaine Sciolino

    Elaine Sciolino


      Elaine Sciolino is a Paris correspondent and former Paris bureau chief for The New York Times, writing from France since 2002. She writes the Lumière column for The New York Times’ T Magazine.  In 2010, she was . . .
  • Ella Berthoud

    Ella Berthoud

    Bibliotherapy Live. Standon Calling 2013.

    Ella Berthoud started reading on a journey from Tehran to London, on the parcel shelf of a Wolsey 1300 when she was five. She spent the next thirteen years reading books in inappropriate places, we hear even on trampolines. She studied . . .