Scott's Book Review

God’s Traitors

Jessie Childs

Past Present - What's new in History

Lively interest in the Tudor and Elizabethan ages have been stimulated in recent years by the histories and popularisations of David Starkey...

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Richard Fortey

Experimental Evidence - Science and Technology

Before retirement Richard Fortey ( was Professor of Palaeontology at the Natural History Museum. He is a world...

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The Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence

Margaret Boden

Egghead Choice

There is much talk these days about artificial intelligence, and whether advanced computer systems could ever really ‘think’. Might they, after we...

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Jakob’s Colours

Lindsay Hawdon

Fantastic Fiction - Escapes to other places and other times

Lindsay Hawdon ( is a writer of travel, adventure and fiction.  She began travelling at the age of...

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Grooming, Gossip and the Evolution of Language

Robin Dunbar

Experimental Evidence - Science & Technology

I’m assuming you don’t spend a lot of time picking out unwanted insects from your best friend’s fur. Yet the function of that activity in...

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