Ideas notebook – Julian Baggini

We asked writer and philosopher Julian Baggini to comment on his current work and ideas that have influenced him…

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Ideas notebook – Jonathan Balcombe

Jonathan Balcombe, author of Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals, speaks at a special Festival event next week. We asked him to comment on his work

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Ideas notebook – Tim Dee

We asked BBC Radio producer Tim Dee to comment on his current work and ideas that have influenced him…

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Ideas notebook – Albie Sachs

We asked Albie Sachs, a judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa, to comment on his current work and ideas that have influenced him…

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Ideas notebook – Suzanne Rolt

We asked Suzanne Rolt, Director of St George’s Bristol, to comment on her current work and ideas that have influenced her…

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My three books of the decade…

Happy New Year! The programme for the May 2010 Bristol Festival of Ideas is already taking shape and will be announced fully in March.

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Should You Judge This Book By its Cover?

Good, new ideas are hard to come by, which justifies our reliance on good, old ones. No point in re-inventing the wheel, after all, and if it ain’t broke..

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