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  1. Editorial: The case for optimism

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    There couldn’t be a more exhilarating time to become editor of Prospect. Thanks to David Goodhart, now editor at large, for a warm and gracious handover—and for his report from Nick Clegg’s Sheffield seat, as Lib Dem ministers begin their “walk through fire” over  tuition fees. I’ve been asked how...
  2. Prospect recommends: architecture

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    Nottingham Contemporary Designed by architects Caruso St John Tel: 0115 948 9750 On 2nd October, the Royal Institute of British Architects will award the Stirling prize to what it says is the best building of the year, but often isn’t. This year an outstanding contender, the Nottingham Contemporary art gallery...
  3. From TED to Edinburgh: the power of personalisation

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    I’ve written a science and technology piece for Prospect‘s September issue about attending the TED Global and SciFoo conferences. They’re very different events, but have what I felt were a few key factors in common: intellectual passion, interpersonal contact, interdisciplinary mingling, and—most intriguingly of all—an emphasis on quelling the social...


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