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Thursday 26 February 2015, David Bowden

The ISIS recruits made in Britain

From 'Jihadi John' to the schoolgirls fleeing to Syria, the inability of Western societies to project clear values leaves young people open to nihilism.

Tuesday 24 February 2015, Rossa Minogue

The Death of Socrates and the Birth of Individual Morality

Podcast: Josie Appleton asks what effect did the trial of Socrates have on fourth-century BC Athens?

Monday 23 February 2015, Rob Lyons

Big ideas, small price

There’s still time to get a discount Early Bird ticket for this year’s Academy.

Friday 20 February 2015, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: Episode 3

After Copenhagen, theatre through the ages and the anti-FGM crusade.

Tuesday 17 February 2015, Stefan Rhys-Williams

Food advice: just add a pinch of salt

Maybe we shouldn't judge our diets by health alone.

Monday 16 February 2015, Rob Lyons

After Copenhagen: why free speech matters more than ever

The real threat to free expression comes from the heart of Western society, not from gun-toting maniacs.

Friday 13 February 2015, Rob Lyons

50 Shades of Grey: not safe sex, but health-and-safety sex

EL James's kinky dom-rom suits our consent-obsessed era.

Tuesday 10 February 2015, David Bowden

How do you solve a problem like ISIS?

There are no easy answers for Western foreign policy.

Friday 6 February 2015, Rob Lyons

The Podcast of Ideas: Episode 2

In this edition we talk about mitochondrial donation, The Academy and the London Legal Salon's upcoming series of debates on abortion

Tuesday 3 February 2015, Rob Lyons

Three cheers for ‘three-person’ IVF

Today's vote in parliament was a good example of democracy in action.

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