Reflecting on recent science news stories and current events, authoritative thinkers unpack the implications for society. Naked Reflections is chaired by Ed Kessler, director of the Woolf Institute, Cambridge.

17 October 2021

There’s a disturbing amount of anti-Semitic material on the social media, and hate postings in general are rife...

11 October 2021

Neither the Torah nor the Quran are short of violent calls to arms. So is this where terrorism comes from?

02 October 2021

The theory that the COVID epidemic escaped from a lab in Wuhan is gaining traction...

25 September 2021

“Big Pharma” is sometimes painted as a greedy villain, protecting its patents at any cost. But is this fair?

17 September 2021

Paypal handles it, and Bitcoin is now legal currency in El Salvador. So what’s next for the crypto currency revolution?

12 September 2021

The gap between rich and poor is getting ever wider. Or is it?

03 September 2021

There’s more to decadence than eating too much chocolate cake. It can be an artistic movement with serious intent for...

12 August 2021

Exploring the concept of childhood through literature, psychology, religion and education...

05 August 2021

From encouraging positive action around pensions to restoring old masters and manuscripts too fragile to touch...

29 July 2021

It's crucial to science, diplomacy, theology and literary culture, but it’s not always easy to get a translation...

22 July 2021

Could space be where the next arms race plays out?

15 July 2021

Black Britons 70 years after Windrush...

08 July 2021

Does justice have to be served to bring about reconciliation? Or does the memory of some harms just fade away with time?

01 July 2021

What is it, and do we accept it?

24 June 2021

A Metropolitan Police commissioner and a criminology PhD student discuss policing...

17 June 2021

Beyond the glory and the drama of football, what is the impact of increasing cultural, ethnic and religious diversity...

09 June 2021

What’s the best way to deal with everyday difficulties or trauma when they occur?

04 June 2021

What makes for good collaborative thinking?

27 May 2021

If we believe something is sacred, does it make it so?

20 May 2021

What does it take to be a leader? Does leading on the sports field differ from leading a political party?

12 May 2021

Quantum theory has practical applications in everyday life but remains an enigma for most of us...

05 May 2021

There seems to be a generational deficit among the young in the UK when it comes to voting. Why?

28 April 2021

And does failure get any easier...

22 April 2021

Islamophobia can take many forms. But why does it happen?