Author Archive

Memories of the 2016 Election, In Four Parts

Reflections on the 2016 American election: What just happened, and how it came to be.

What’s Education For?

An enquiry into what's wrong with our education system, and how we can fix it.

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Joshua Foer's incredible book is a mind-bending exercise in the fascinating art and science of mastering a superhuman memory.

Sunday Poem #3: ‘The Breathing’ by Denise Levertov

So absolute, it is / no other than / happiness itself, a breathing / too quiet to hear.

How To Criticize Meaningfully

Daniel Dennett offers practical advice - in four short pointers - on how to to criticize any argument meaningfully.