Language unlimited – book cover

Language Unlimited: The Science Behind Our Most Creative Power


A linguist’s intro to one of society’s most compelling question: where does human language come from? An is there such a thing as universal grammar?

100 patents that shaped the modern world - book cover

One Hundred Patents That Shaped the Modern World

2019-11-08T09:30:00+00:00By Alan Dronsfield

A short history of world-changing inventions

Image of Sarah Howe's installation 'Consider Falling'

Exhibition: On Edge


Through artwork – videos, audio pieces, installations and paintings – this exhibition looks at how anxiety affects individuals and society.

How to – absurd scientific advice for common real-world problems – book cover

How to: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems


Have you ever considered the practicalities of building a swimming pool out of cheese?

Thermodynamic weirdness – book cover

Thermodynamic Weirdness: From Fahrenheit to Clausius

2019-10-18T08:30:00+01:00By Ann Bergin

Our reviewer blows hot and cold

The Cosmic Mystery Tour – book cover

The Cosmic Mystery Tour


A whistle-stop tour of the universe

An image showing the book cover of The Intelligence Trap

The Intelligence Trap: Why Smart People Do Stupid Things and How to Make Wiser Decisions

2019-09-20T09:30:00+01:00By Ann Bergin

An urgent and compelling case for self-reflection

An image showing the book over of Mescaline

Mescaline: A Global History of the First Psychedelic

2019-09-13T09:30:00+01:00By Zoë Hackett

 A story about the people who harvested, used, abused, regulated and investigated the mind-altering drug