17 December 2013

‘Why shouldn't we be gluttonous at Christmas?’

Brendan O'Neill says Christmas has become a magnet for miserabilists, and it's about time we told them where to go.

10 December 2013

‘Privacy is crucial to a vital public sphere’

Tim Black explains how the Nigella Lawson affair illustrates the death of the private sphere.

3 December 2013

‘We don't need laws to tell us how to behave’

Jon Holbrook explains why equality law is making society more intolerant.

26 November 2013

‘A student's happiness is not the business of a university’

Joanna Williams says campus wellbeing services are sapping students' autonomy.

19 November 2013

The Prince and the radicals: an unholy alliance

Rob Lyons explains why Prince Charles still holds sway over public discussion, and why it's high time he shuffled off the scene for good.

14 November 2013

Academic freedom in illiberal times

Listen to the spiked debate on university life and freedom of speech that took place at parliament this week.

12 November 2013

‘Bullying can be good for you’

Helene Guldberg, author of Reclaiming Childhood, explains why our obsession with bullying is poisoning social relationships.

5 November 2013

‘Victims should have no rights in a courtroom’

Podcast: Luke Gittos on why victim-centred reform is turning justice into therapy.

29 October 2013

‘We’ve gone from megawatts to negawatts’

Podcast: Professor James Woudhuysen explains why investment in new forms of energy is a price worth paying.

22 October 2013

‘Neuromania stops us from thinking’

Podcast: Professor Raymond Tallis explains why neuroscience can't tell us what it means to be human.