Is seeking wellness making us ill?

First published on Alt Magazine At the Battle of Ideas 2015, run by the Institute of Ideas, I went to a talk entitled ‘Mindfulness: empty minds for an empty society?’ I was expecting to hear the usual criticisms as to how mindfulness is just a way of justifying not thinking, an over marketed money making scam,Continue reading “Is seeking wellness making us ill?”

Battle of Ideas 2015

If you believe what you hear, we’re all narrow minded, unthinking and mindless robots moaning along in life with not a thought for anything around or in front of us. As is their wont, the Institute of Ideas is working to challenge this. Their remit is to provide space for thoughts, ideas, debates and discussionsContinue reading “Battle of Ideas 2015”

No Future: has pop lost its radical edge?

Pop and politics – are the two inextricable or has music lost its political power and radical layer? One of the great debates from previous Battle of Ideas event, two days of high-level, thought-provoking, public debate organised by the Institute of Ideas at the Barbican.