5 speakers 15 minutes each

Aarathi Prasad

Like a Virgin: How Science Is Redesigning the Rules of Sex

Suzanne O’Sullivan


Jack Hartnell

Medieval Bodies

Gavin Francis


Rachel Clarke

Your Life in My Hands

"A super hot ticket. The 5x15 series has a bonkers but rather brilliant line-up... From the secrets of literary giants to Judaism, sex, homelessness, quadratic equations, ageing, accolades and politics, you couldn’t really wring more from a Monday, could you?"


Henry Eliot

Henry Eliot is the Creative Editor of Penguin Classics. Having studied English Literature at Cambridge University, he has spent the past decade immersed in literature, creating a mass public pilgrimage for the National Trust inspired by William Morris; recreating Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to raise money for the National Literacy Trust; and leading a number of […]

Henry Eliot

Follow This Thread

Michael Pollan

A materialist, a sceptic, a storyteller, Michael Pollan is the bestselling author of some of our greatest thinking on human nature and nutrition. In mid-life, he here turns his attention to one of the most intriguing stories of the 20th century; the scientific promise and cultural burial of psychedelic research and its renaissance today in […]

Michael Pollan

How to Change Your Mind

"an amazingly sophisticated event..."

David Aaronovitch