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£18.99 | ISBN: 9781838853167 | Buy
In a world where women have more choices than ever, society nevertheless continues to exert the stigma and pressures of less enlightened times when it comes to having children. We define women by whether they embrace or reject motherhood; whether they can give birth or not. Behavioural Scientist Pragya Agarwal uses her own varied experiences and choices as a woman of South Asian heritage to examine the broader societal, historical and scientific factors that drive how we think and talk about motherhood. She looks at how women's bodies have been monitored and controlled through history, and how this shapes the political constructs of motherhood and womanhood now.
£14.99 | ISBN: 9781788166546 | Buy
Six months after the birth of her son, Emma Jane Unsworth finds herself in the eye of a storm. Nothing - from pregnancy to birth and beyond - has gone as she expected. A birth plan? It might as well have been a rough draft! Furious and exhausted, her life is the complete opposite of what it used to be. She's swapped all night benders for a grazed labia and Whac-a-Moling haemorrhoids. How did she end up here? In this brave and hilarious account of postnatal depression, Emma tells her story of despair and recovery.
£10.99 | ISBN: 9781471157233 | Buy
Celebrate aperitivo hour with this session with Spanish cooking expert Rachel McCormack. Yes, tour Spain through a taste of traditional tapas traditionally eaten at aperitivo hour. Book on alone or in a pair and find out much more whilst trying these tapas and a history over an aperitivo and take away a couple to practise what you've learnt afterwards - by the lake or at your tent. Perfect for sharing with your bubble! This event has been so popular it is fully booked. Don’t worry though! Check in at info on the day to see if more space is available.
£11.99 | ISBN: 9781529398014 | Buy
Hear from neuropsychopharmacologist and scientific powerhouse Prof David Nutt, voted by The Times as one of the hundred most important figures in British science, as he discusses humans’ complex relationship with their favourite drug - alcohol. We'll be looking at the psychology of our relationship with alcohol (and other drugs) and hearing about David's quest to create a brand new drink, Sentia, that gives the pleasant effects of alcohol without the harm. Come prepared by trying a Professor Nutt cocktail at our bars!
£16.99 | ISBN: 9781292349367 | Buy
Use the space and time ALSO offers to unlock your business model for your next business / side hustle in our masterclass with John Williams, author of WHSmith business book of the month ‘F Work Let’s Play’. In this fun & interactive session, John will show you how to turn any idea into something you can get off the ground in 30 days and grow it into a business you love. This event has been so popular it is fully booked. Don’t worry though! Check in at info on the day to see if more space is available.
£18.99 | ISBN: 9781784743529 | Buy
Natalie Haynes will be speaking with the award-winning, bestselling author Horatio Clare about his new book, Heavy Light: A Journey Through Madness, Mania and Healing on our beautiful lake stage. Horatio will share with us his story of a breakdown: a journey through mania, psychosis and treatment in a psychiatric hospital, and onwards to release, his uneasy relationship with medication, the healing power of nature and the role both play in his recovery and healing.
£20.99 | ISBN: 9781786895714 | Buy
Us humans are the most inquisitive, emotional, imaginative, aggressive and baffling animals on the planet. But have we forgotten who we really are? Environmental philosopher and history of humanity researcher, Melanie Challenger explores the idea that we struggle psychologically with thinking of ourselves as animals and why for the sake of all of us that share this planet how to get back in touch with our animal nature.
£9.99 | ISBN: 9781510106994 | Buy
A work-in-progress from one of the UK's best stand-ups and winner of the James Joyce Award. You may have seen Shappi on Live At The Apollo, Channel 4's Comedy Gala or QI, now you can catch her in the intimate setting of our woodland comedy stage. "She has plenty to say and says it with pointedness and potency" - The Guardian
£8.99 | ISBN: 9781913101428 | Buy
Calling all wannabe Knights. Over six? Want your own Knight's Tale? One starring you? Join the BAFTA award winning animator and writer duo Myles and Greg McLeod who will help you create the characters you'll need: a goody, a baddy, a buddy. Using proper storyboards they'll encourage you to create your own knight's tale in this the ultimate storytelling hands-on session for true Knights.
£6.99 | ISBN: 9781913101657 | Buy
Welcome to lo-fi sci-fi spectacular Starship Impossible. We join Captain Quitter and his crew as they journey deep into space. The award winning animation duo The Brothers Mcleod have joined forces with the amazing peeps at Misfit Inc to bring you a comedic sci-fi extravaganza. An international production made during a global lockdown. The Brothers will talk you through the production process, how they came up with the idea and why they think the world needs another sc-fi story. Then they’ll screen the film in all its lo-fi monotone glory. A glorious hour of escapism in these troubling times. https://www.starshipimpossible.com
£14.00 | ISBN: 9781787133419 | Buy
Join the founder of The Street Tree and author of the acclaimed LONDON'S STREET TREES and LONDON IS A FOREST, Paul Wood as he takes us on a very special advanced Guided Tree Walk through the gorgeous Also Festival forest. Uncovering remarkably diverse habitats, venerable individual trees, as well as the intriguing history, plants and animals that have shaped it, he'll offer us a whole new way of experiencing the festival. This event has been so popular it is fully booked. Don’t worry though! Check in at info on the day to see if more space is available.
£18.99 | ISBN: 9781788167284 | Buy
You will not want to miss our highly immersive session MOVE - the new science of body over mind from biologist and consultant to the New Scientist Caroline Williams, and her superb case for movement in our lives, and if there's ever been a year to reassess our relationship with movement this it! Lookout throughout the festival for many different opportunities to move your body in different ways as we bring Caroline's excellent research to practical life. Why not try as many as you can?
£16.99 | ISBN: 9781472156082 | Buy
Award-winning Poet and author, Jack Underwood introduces his new book Not Even This – in which he explores how becoming a father has compelled him to reconsider the certainties of the world around him. He will be in conversation with writer Ben Pester, also a father, also struggling with uncertainty in his work – as well as unreality. Together they will discuss how it feels to write in a time of increasing global uncertainty, what it means to let go of the idea of control as a parent, and when exactly all of this supposed to get done!
£11.99 | ISBN: 9781509873142 | Buy
Rock star classicist Natalie Haynes sits down at ALSO to help us understand anew the most loved and the most misunderstood of mythological figures and creatures. Gods, goddesses and gorgons will definitely feature in the award-winning novelist's tour of the ancient world so feel free to dress accordingly.
£11.99 | ISBN: 9780099590132 | Buy
Food, and how we search for and consume it, has defined our human journey. Whether it's the daily decision of what to eat, or the monopoly of industrial food production, food touches every part of our world. But by forgetting its value, we have drifted into a way of life that threatens our planet and ourselves. So join us as architect and leading thinker on food and cities, Carolyn Steel draws on insights from philosophy, history, architecture, literature, politics and science, as well as stories of the farmers, designers and economists who are remaking our relationship with food in her provocative and exhilarating vision for change.
£12.99 | ISBN: 9781472971388 | Buy
Do the roots for prejudice lie in our evolutionary past? What happens in our brains when our biases are activated? How has bias affected technology? If we don’t know about it, are we really responsible for it, and, if so, is there anything we can do to stop it? Join behavioural scientist, activist and writer Dr Pragya Agarwal as she helps unravel the way our implicit or ‘unintentional’ biases affect the way we communicate and perceive the world, and how they affect our decision making, even in life and death situations.
£11.99 | ISBN: 9781786892829 | Buy
Come along and find out why we should not underestimate the power of touch. Yes, Claudia Hammond presents her extraordinary findings from The Touch Test - the test that explored touch in its many forms - commissioned by Wellcome Collection and in collaboration with BBC Radio 4 and Goldsmiths University of London.
£11.99 | ISBN: 9780241258767 | Buy
Prof Sir David Spiegelhalter OBE FRS takes to the stage to help us understand the last year in statistics, it is a job for such a majestic mathematician. The respected British statistician and Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge has been a firm fixture on the TV screen as Netflix - he's here to help us understand what just happened and what we can learn from the numbers for the future. Bring your questions and a strong coffee.
£11.99 | ISBN: 9780233005454 | Buy
Have our memories really got worse during the pandemic? If you have felt more forgetful during the pandemic you're not alone. Join Claudia Hammond, Prof Catherine Loveday and ALSO Festival’s Helen Bagnall as they explore time perception during the pandemic and the impact on memory.
£18.99 | ISBN: 9781409197058 | Buy
Want the most up to date evidence on the use of CBD for anxiety, depression, insomnia, joint pain and many other health concerns? Internationally-recognised expert, Dr Dani Gordon, with years of clinical experience in prescribing cannabis and CBD in many forms, takes us on an entertaining and enlightening journey about the cannabis plant and its benefits. She'll cut through the hype, dispel the myths, and introduce us to the fascinating endocannabinoid system in our own body.
£14.99 | ISBN: 9781472138064 | Buy
This Also Festival institution features speakers from the day's programming at the festival who will bring the broadsheets to life in our great fun, fast-paced morning session. Hosted by broadcast star, Nichi Hodgson. It's an ALSO institution. Bring your coffee and start your day with us.
£11.99 | ISBN: 9781784162344 | Buy
Bestselling author and social historian Hallie Rubenhold's extraordinary work, The FIVE: The Untold Lives of The Women Killed by Jack the Ripper reclaims five women who became the Ripper’s victims and who, until her book, have never been given a voice of their own and, worse, had been disregarded by society for over 130 years. Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-fiction, her work has been praised for changing our narrative on these famous crimes forever.
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Millennial? Boomer? Gen Xer? Bored by the tired cliches about you and your tribe? Too right. Ahead of publication of his work, polling expert and professor of public policy, Bobby Duffy is at ALSO to explain how generations change and why? He'll help us understand the most divisive issues raging today: from climate change to cancel culture his research will transform how you view the world restoring more love and harmony between the generations.
£12.99 | ISBN: 9780753554517 | Buy
Leading public philosopher, Roman Krznaric will be exploring the ways you can be a good ancestor, the subject of his powerful book, The Good Ancestor: How To Think Long Term in a Short-Term World. Yes, we'll explore how to think long-term - neglected but unique to the human-animal - from expanding our time horizons and learning from the superb animal world by caring for all the places you call home so they will nurture the many generations that come after us.
£20.99 | ISBN: 9780241406793 | Buy
Zoologist and University of Cambridge animal communication expert (wolves are his speciality) Dr Arik Kershenbaum talks to human voice expert Juliet Russell about the ways animals communicate (why and how they do so) and what this might mean for extra-terrestrial life. This is the story of how animal life really works, on Earth and in space.
£22.00 | ISBN: 9781474614351 | Buy
'If a thing loves, it is infinite.' Celebrate what one artist can do in a lifetime with this immersive exploration of the artist's work, philosophy and imagination in a beautiful setting with writer, novelist, journalist and cultural historian John Higgs. Dismissed and misinterpreted when alive, yet Blake now is a rare animal - an inclusive symbol of English identity. Thanks to the work of neuroscientists and psychologists, we are now in a better position to understand what was happening inside that remarkable mind, and we will ultimately discover that it is Blake who helps us to understand ourselves.