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Unnatural: the Heretical Idea of Making People. Philip Ball at the Royal Institution

Philip Ball is nothing if not versatile – on my shelf I have books by him on Chartres Cathedral, on why we like music, his Nature’s Patterns trilogy (Branches, Flow and Shapes), and now Unnatural, on what the cultural history … Continue reading

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Blooming Snapdragons at the Royal Institution

Occasionally, instead of a lecture or a discourse, the Royal Institution stages a short play in the Faraday Theatre. Last October, for example, I saw Juliet Aykroyd’s gripping play The Ostrich and the Dolphin, about the relationship between Charles Darwin … Continue reading

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