The response for our fifth edition has been immense – and we wanted to highlight a few of the big ideas we'll be presenting across the weekend:
- Award-winning business psychologist Margaret Heffernan's will guide us on how to make the most of one's time on this planet whilst benefiting all.
- Prof Sir Nigel Shadbolt explains us humans as ‘The Digital Ape’.
- Get to grips with the science behind your favourite films with the presenters of Science(ish) Dr. Michael Brooks and Rick Edwards.
- Understand anew the story of suffragettes with Lucinda Hawksley (as part of our new Teen Power series),
- LSE anthropologist Jason Hickel will present ‘The Divide’, in which he challenges the world’s most powerful governments and corporations on the success of global development.
- Carl Miller (Demos) entertains as he explains just how technology is changing power.
- Philippa Perry presents for the very first time her new work into the psychology of family.
- Viv Groskop’s book The Anna Karenina Fix offers a fabulously accessible chance for all of us to get to know and love those Russian writers.
- Award-winning comedian Robin Ince has chosen to close his ‘Pragmatic Insanity’ tour at ALSO and we will explore the ‘Psychology of Comedy’ with Ince and Professor Sophie Scott, the world’s leading neuroscience into the relationship between the brain and laughter.
So, begone the Beast from the East - and take a look at the Best in the West (Midlands). More on our line-up page here.