Why it’s time for a festival of the humanities

By Professor Barry C. Smith What do you think of when someone tells you that they’re a scientist or an artist?  You probably don’t know exactly what they do – there is huge variety in the arts and the sciences – but you have a rough idea.  Compare this with someone telling you that they… Continue reading Why it’s time for a festival of the humanities

Celebrating the humanities and ‘Being Human’

By Nicholas Stern We live in a time when the world faces problems of trust in institutions and a weakening of confidence in existing ideas and models. The geo-political landscape is shifting fundamentally. Politicians in many countries, including the UK, are failing to inspire younger generations. The UK is seeing a decline in membership of political… Continue reading Celebrating the humanities and ‘Being Human’