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.

25 September 2022

In a world of threatened resources and growing population, how should we eat sustainably and responsibly?

14 September 2022

When the film LADY OF HEAVEN was released, there were vigorous protests and Cineworld withdrew the film. What was going...

21 August 2022

Extracts from two of our favourite episodes, combined into a Summer Special covering QAnon and Sex...

12 August 2022

Can you have one without the other?

21 July 2022

Gambling can take place in a bedroom, on the High Street or on a train. Is it’s ubiquity a problem for a few or for...

14 July 2022

Irish writer Rose Doyle talks to Ed Kessler about her son’s suicide...

07 July 2022

Victor Orban coined the phrase Fortress Europe, expressing a desire for Christianity to keep Islam at bay...

30 June 2022

Memory is mysterious and we are only now beginning to understand how it works in our brains...

25 June 2022

Many families in the UK open their homes to provide refuge for fleeing Ukrainians. What is the history and the future...

16 June 2022

The Archbishop of Canterbury and Archbishop Kirill of Moscow both got into trouble recently for mixing up religion with...

09 June 2022

There’s a pizza joint in Washington DC where a cabal of satanic child abusers meets to brag about their exploits.

02 June 2022

Is diaspora community just a posh phrase for immigrant community?

19 May 2022

Is religion as much about community as communion?

12 May 2022

Is there a science of forgiveness?

05 May 2022

For an adjective which is defined simply as “alert to racial prejudice”, WOKE seems to attract a lot of controversy...

27 April 2022

Dying is a necessary and inevitable part of living. So why are we so hung up about it?

17 April 2022

What does mainstream religion make of the Kama Sutra?

27 March 2022

Genocides, and why we as a species are capable of such things...

13 March 2022

In many ways, A.I. has crept up on us without us noticing. Beth Singler and Hope McGovern assess the current state of...

09 March 2022

Cop 26 has been and gone. Are we any the wiser? Or are we on a cliff edge?

27 February 2022

What’s the link between C20th Muslim pop music and Victorian synagogue music?

20 February 2022

Silence is much more than the absence of noise or speech. It can be contemplative, defiant, truthful or evasive...

13 February 2022

What is wisdom and how do we measure it? It’s different from brilliance but it’s difficult to pin down...

06 February 2022

Ask a person of faith and they’ll probably say God. But is it that simple?