Matthew Dennison gives us all the depravity of Rome's emperors, but his real interest lies in power, and how it corrupts and intoxicates Vespasian and Titus were decent enough, but many of Rome's emperors were evil, power-crazy sexual deviants. In this i
Pulitzer-prize winning novelist, Richard Russo is best known for his portraits of blue-collar small-town life. In these absorbing memoirs, he recalls his own experiences of a hardscrabble 1950s childhood and his relationship with his complicated mother, J
Hydra-headed conspiracy theories and rumours are spawned daily on the internet. Increasingly, cyberspace is where we are judged by others and, on occasion, even destroyed. If this sounds paranoid, consider how a perfect stranger can park his car outside y
What is a homeland, and when does it become a national territory? Why have so many people been willing to die for such places throughout the twentieth century? What is the essence of the Promised Land? Following the acclaimed and controversial The Inventi
Contemporary Japanese artist Mariko Mori and Professor Brian Cox (University of Manchester) consider how Mori's artistic practice progresses the tradition of imaginative engagement with science. This event is moderated by Heather Mayfield (NMSI).
In the tradition of Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's classic, A Midwife's Tale, comes this groundbreaking narrative by one of America's most promising colonial historians. Joshua Hempstead was a well-respected farmer and tradesman in New London, Connecticut. As h
W.D.Hamilton (1936-2000) was responsible for a revolution in thinking about evolutionary biology - a revolution that changed our understanding of life itself.
He played a central role in the realization that what matters in evolution is not the surviva