Christina Pagel is a mathematician, a member of Independent Sage and Professor of Operational Research at University College, London. The first female director of the Clinical Operational Research Unit at UCL and an honorary researcher at Great Ormond Street Hospital, she has been one of the most prominent scientists in the media during the pandemic. […]
Robin Ince is a comedian, author, broadcaster and, in his words, “professional idiot”. He’s the co-creator and presenter of the BBC Radio 4 show The Infinite Monkey Cage, which has won multiple awards and the author of I’m a Joke and So Are You. He won Celebrity Mastermind, is in the Guinness Book Records for […]
How can we build a work life that brings some meaning, fun and even joy? In this preview of The Art of Work, Christina offers highlights from the two seasons of Work Interrupted. Tech entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan talks about how she livened up a boring project with live rabbits. Artistic Director of English National Ballet […]
Guvna B is a multi-award-winning rapper, author and broadcaster. He has released 10 albums, including Secret World, Hands are Made for Working and Everywhere + Nowhere. He has won two MOBO Awards, three Urban Music Awards and presented documentaries on radio and TV. He has also published two books: Unpopular Culture and Unspoken. Guvna B, whose real name is Isaac Borquaye, talks […]
“We’re all freelancers now. It’s just that sometimes you’re freelancing for an organisation and sometimes you’re freelancing as an individual.” Sarah Churchwell talks about the changing face of academia and how to fight falsehood and fascism in a pandemic.
“I was literally hanging upside down with my ass hanging out when this man comes running into the studio yelling ‘We’re going into lockdown’.” Ayesha Hazarika talks about going feral during lockdown, Zoom gin tastings and the terror and joy of stand up comedy.