SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Doughnut Economics

Richard Twinch contemplates the message of an important new book by economist Kate Raworth

The most powerful tool in economics is not money, nor even algebra. It is a pencil. Because with a pencil you can redraw the world.

A Biology of Wonder

Dr Andreas Weber talks to David Hornsby about a new way of understanding nature

“It is intrinsic to life to create the experience of self through connection. What is the difference between this and saying that there is an intrinsic yearning to love?”

The Century of Complexity

Dr Vasileios Basios talks to Jane Clark and Michael Cohen about new ideas in science

“I think we have to come back to considering the ancient concept of the ‘great chain of being’ – that somehow consciousness manifests itself from the rock to the plant to the human being.”

Getting Back in Time

Richard Gault on technology and our relationship to time.

“Lewis Mumford designated the clock as the most critical invention for our civilisation.”

Three Transitions

Richard Twinch on Cultural Change

“The past is not just a heap of outmoded algorithms, but a valuable resource to be archaeologically unpicked and valued.”

The Ecology of Money

Ciaran Mundy, Director of the Bristol Pound

“We should not refuse to engage with the world of complex finance”