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January 2019

Our changes to the Earth in recent decades have altered our world beyond anything it has experienced in its 4.6 billion-year history. As a result, our planet is said to be crossing into the Anthropocene – the Age of Humans. In the first Thinking on Monday series talk, Gaia Vince shows us what the Anthropocene means for all of us.

February 2019

Using the latest research into the media, decision science, heuristics, and emotional reasoning, Bobby Duffy examines why the populations of some countries seem better informed than others, and how we can address our ignorance of key public data and trends.

March 2019

How to understand the deviance that lies in ourselves and others? Drawing together science, psychology and philosophy, Dr Julia Shaw presents an original and rigorous exploration of the darkest recesses of the human mind.

April 2019

We urgently need to talk about women’s sexual and reproductive health, about our experiences of sex and pregnancy and pain and pleasure. In this Thinking-on-Monday talk, Lynn Enright, author of Vagina: A Re-Education, does just that.

May 2019

Chris Stokel-Walker lifts the lid on YouTube’s culture and influence based on his book ‘YouTubers’. The first independent, in-depth book investigating YouTube. He investigates the past, present and future of the world’s most popular video sharing website and its impact on society.

July 2019

What should we be eating? When? How often? Just how important is food when it comes to our overall health? Pixie Turner, diet rebel, unpacks why diet and nutrition misinformation is so problematic.

September 2019

Kimberley Motley became the first foreign lawyer to practise in Afghanistan and her work swiftly became a mission – to bring ‘justness’ to the defenceless and voiceless.

October 2019

Natalie Fiennes invests in a radical, inclusive and honest sex education, taking us beyond learning about the ‘birds and the bees’, to identifying inequality that stands in the way of sexual freedom.

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