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Want to take back the future; inspiration for a new decade? That’s why we’re here, isn’t it? But how can we think about the future? What do we need to do – and who do we need to be? For all the big questions in our lives we like to look towards Margaret Heffernan for answers, and so we are so glad she is beaming in for ALSO20. Do not miss the chance to see the award-winning business psychologist (her TED talks have been viewed by over 7 million people) as she explores why we need less tech and messier human skills - imagination, humility, bravery - to create the futures we want and can believe in.
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Broadcaster and award-winning science writer (she was the first woman to win the Royal Society Science Book of the Year for ‘Adventures in the Anthropocene’), Gaia Vince is at ALSO to explore the astonishing story of how culture enabled us to become the most successful species on Earth and help us reflect on the way we now want to evolve beyond the pandemic.
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How can we lessen our impact on the world without giving up the experiences and escapes that make life so rich? We’ll be taking a good hard look at how we travel with Juliet Kinsman (eco-travel writer, author of The Green Edit: Travel, founder of Bouteco and founding editor of Mr & Mrs Smith), exploring how we can do it in a way that benefits the planet and lets us enjoy the planning part from our sofas while we consider how to have the best holidays in the future which happen to be more eco-friendly. This event has now sold out. More spaces may be available on the day, please check at the venue. Pre-buy Juliet's new book, The Green Edit: Travel: Easy tips for the eco-friendly traveller from us here: https://www.also-festival.com/books/#how-to-travel-now (published 10 September 2020).
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Today, in an age driven by the tyranny of the now, we rarely stop to consider how our actions will affect future generations. With such frenetic short-termism at the root of contemporary crises, the call for long-term thinking grows every day - but what is it, has it ever worked, and can we even do it? Leading public philosopher, Roman Krznaric is at ALSO to reveal the profound ways in which we can all learn to think long-term, exploring how we can reawaken oft-neglected but uniquely human talents like 'cathedral thinking' that expand our time horizons and sharpen our foresight.
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A guided mediation from Philippa Perry, psychotherapist and author of Sunday Times bestselling, 'The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)'
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No offence, David but who would have thought that a book on statistics would have been such a big seller in 2020. There’s a reason why and it’s a hopeful one. Surrounded by fake news, we are all trying to learn more about stats to make sure the information we are taking on is real. Statistics has played a leading role in our scientific understanding of the world for centuries, yet we are all familiar with the way statistical claims can be sensationalised, particularly in the media. We are so pleased to have the leading risk, probability, chance and uncertainty academic in the UK, Prof Sir David Spiegelhalter to guide us through the essential principles we need in order to derive knowledge from data. You'll never think about information in the same way again.
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Award-winning writer and broadcaster, and star of BBC's All in the Mind, Claudia Hammond will be inviting us all to re-establish a positive relationship with rest and recovery - two things essential for our health and well-being. Her book, THE ART OF REST, draws on the ground-breaking research 'The Rest Test' and she'll be explaining the science so we can understand what really works and how we can master a more restful and balanced life.
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Bombastic headlines about science and technology are nothing new. They can cut through the constant stream of information and misinformation on social media, or convince governments to take notice. But hype has a dark side, too. Technology journalist, Gemma Milne is at ALSO to explain how hype can even be responsible for derailing crucial progress and exactly how it can be combated and discounted - if you're able to see exactly where, how and why it is being deployed.
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Here for the ideas? Want to know how we can make the most of this slowdown? The Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford, Danny Dorling has answers and he'll be talking us through the coming slowdown and just how we can make the most of it.
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Drugs. We've all done them. Whether it's a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, a cigarette or a sleeping pill. But how well do we understand the effects of the drugs we take - legal or illegal? Dr Suzi Gage, psychologist, epidemiologist and co-creator of the hit podcast, Say Why to Drugs, is at ALSO to present her extraordinary research into the science behind recreational drugs - debunking common myths and misconceptions - and explaining what they're really doing to your mind and body.
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The Greek myths are among the world's most important cultural building blocks and they have been retold many times, but rarely do they focus on the remarkable women at the heart of these ancient stories. Hear from “the nation's muse” and the critically acclaimed writer and broadcaster, Natalie Haynes in a world premiere for her extraordinary new book, PANDORA'S JAR as she redresses this imbalance and puts the women of the Greek myths on equal footing with the menfolk. Pre-buy Natalie's new book, Pandora's Jar: Women in the Greek Myths from us here: https://www.also-festival.com/books/#pandora-s-jar (published 1 October 2020).
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Without our realising it, a single, slippery concept has become a secular deity throughout the modern industrial world. We make terrible sacrifices in its name: of our money, our health, and our planet. That deity is nature itself. Alan Levinovitz, the assistant professor at James Madison University, Virginia, is at ALSO Digital to explain why arguments based on what is 'natural', in food, medicine, and society at large, are appeals to a false idol - our oldest, most persistent superstition.
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This brilliant Uehiro Centre Professor of Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford explains the case for more research into "love drugs" and "anti-love drugs" exploring their ethical implications for individuals and society. Get insight into this cutting-edge field of medical research that could have profound effects on us all. Will relationships be the same in the future? Will we still marry? It may soon be up to you to decide whether you want a chemical romance.
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Awaken your senses through the power of nature. Embrace the Japanese art of Shinrin-Yoku and discover the proven health benefits of Forest Bathing with ALSO's self-guided walk. Please book on to receive your self-guided pack. To delve deeper into Forest Bathing, we highly recommend Dr Qing Li's Into the Forest: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness.
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Author, Refinery29, Stylist and Grazia journalist, thrift-lover and reformed fast fashion addict, Lauren Bravo makes a brilliant case for How To Break Up With Fast Fashion: a guilt-free guide to changing the way you shop with a session especially for ALSO with hundreds of ideas for how to sustainably, ethically and stylishly redefine your relationship with your wardrobe. Lauren will be in conversation with Salon London’s Helen Bagnall.
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Also Festival’s favourite psychotherapist, Philippa Perry - author of Sunday Times bestselling, The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did) - is 'in residence' in our wonderful Capability Brown setting. This is a chance to hear about Philippa's brand new edition of 'Couch Fiction' (published later this year) which offer her keen insights to the power of therapy as she talks us through the story of a year's therapy sessions and how they can help with our search for understanding and truth. With plenty of time for questions. Pre-buy Philippa's new book, COUCH FICTION: A Graphic Tale of Psychotherapy from us here: https://www.also-festival.com/books/#ask-philippa (published 26 Nov 2020).
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Join renowned classicist Natalie Haynes for her new series of short videos on Ovid's Heroides. Natalie Haynes is the author of five books. Her most recent book A Thousand Ships, is short listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020. Her earlier books include: The Children of Jocasta (2017), The Amber Fury (2014), and The Ancient Guide to Modern Life (2010). Her next book, Pandora’s Jar, is a non-fiction book about women in Greek myth, and will be published in October 2020. She has written and recorded five series of Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics for BBC Radio 4. Series Six will be broadcast in summer 2020.