From 'Jihadi John' to the schoolgirls fleeing to Syria, the inability of Western societies to project clear values leaves young people open to nihilism.
Podcast: Josie Appleton asks what effect did the trial of Socrates have on fourth-century BC Athens?
There’s still time to get a discount Early Bird ticket for this year’s Academy.
After Copenhagen, theatre through the ages and the anti-FGM crusade.
Maybe we shouldn't judge our diets by health alone.
The real threat to free expression comes from the heart of Western society, not from gun-toting maniacs.
EL James's kinky dom-rom suits our consent-obsessed era.
There are no easy answers for Western foreign policy.
In this edition we talk about mitochondrial donation, The Academy and the London Legal Salon's upcoming series of debates on abortion
Today's vote in parliament was a good example of democracy in action.
6:30pm, Friday 28 April, London
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