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There is a health revolution coming from our understanding of immunity. New cures for auto-immune diseases and cancer are on their way. Author of The Compatibility Gene, Prof. Daniel M. Davis, and expert in immunology and ageing, Dr. Natalie Ri
It feels inevitable that we’re approaching a revolution in our relationship with technology. Machines already show signs of creativity and intelligence - in game playing, art and music, not to mention driverless cars; the ability to recognise c
with DR TAMAR MAKIN, DR ALDO FAISAl & DR ISABEL VAN DE KEERE on body representation, brain organisation and virtual reality, chaired by CATHERINE ALLEN. For the festival, I wanted to put on an event that walked the audience through the ways th
Level Up Human is an optimistic science comedy podcast panel show about the future of our species, with Simon Watt, Stuart Goldsmith, Anna Ploszajski & Giles Yeo Let's redesign the human! We'll soon be able to edit our genome, travel i
In this provocative talk sociologist Dr Ben Fincham and architect Dinah Bornat examine urban environments, and expose the disconnection between fun, joyful, self-directed, unaccompanied play and provisions for structured activity. They suggest
with Dr Sandy Grant icw. Will Storr At Latitude Sandy played language games with Will, talking individualism and the self. Sandy and Will riffed on selfies, showing off, drag and self-fashioning in today’s culture. They talked about changing p
Every day the news carries stories of unrest, uprising and resistance in all corners of the world. In this timely talk Professor Stephen Reicher talks to Dr Jon Sutton, editor of The Psychologist magazine, about his work as an activist and scie
A talk at Latitude Festival with DR TONY GOLDSTONE, DR SAMANTHA SCHOLTZ and MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE Food, alcohol, cigarettes, stress: could gut hormones help you reduce your addictive cravings? We need better treatments to help people manage thei
This week we’re talking about the immune system, health and happiness, with Dr Pippa Kennedy and Alex Kogan. The immune system is one of your body’s most powerful tools. It can be your best friend, fighting off disease; or your worst enemy, do
Professor Ian Robertson’s new book, The Stress Test, is a study of how and why we react to pressure the way we do. How do you react when you’re under pressure? Do you struggle, or do you shine? Are your instincts sharpened by stress, or do you
From pain to autoimmune disease to surgery: are we missing a crucial piece of the mind-body puzzle? Can our minds heal us? Alternative therapists routinely claim that our emotions and beliefs dramatically influence physical health, while scepti
This episode might just change the way you eat forever. Clean eating… no sugar … no gluten …no caffeine. We’re in the grip of panic over our food, but where is the evidence? Professor Tim Spector has spent the last decade looking at the real e
For something so extraordinarily complex, brilliant, and evolutionarily advanced, the human brain is a bit of an idiot. Neuroscientist Dr Dean Burnett’s new book, The Idiot Brain, illuminates the imperfections of the brain, and how these messy,
Professor Elizabeth Stokoe is an expert in social interaction, and particularly conversation. She’s collected and analysed tens of thousands of recordings of conversation in the wild - from low stakes chit-chat with your best friend to a police
Level Up Human – Live from Latitude Elf Lyons judges suggestions from QI elf Stevyn Colgan and Dr. Joe Latimer with Simon Watt keeping tabs on everybody from the chair. The panel discuss smart bacteria, sentient suitcases and what the 'G&
The Porn Perspective explores a variety of topics concerning modern-day pornography, including healthy exploration of pornography as well as addiction, the consumption of pornography and how it affects our sexual worldview, and the effects it c
Live from Latitude Festival, we present film critic Mark Kermode in conversation with award-winning film and television director Ken Loach to discuss the state of the modern film industry. #LatitudePodcast Supported by the Wellcome Trust Get
Latitude Festival presents Dr Marius Kwint (University of Portsmouth, Creative & Cultural Industries) in conversation with Arthur I. Miller (Emeritus Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at UCL) on Creativity: How Cutting-edge Science
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