Latest Issue

See 2001: A Space Odyssey with a live orchestra at the Southbank

CP Snow, who famously highlighted the two cultures of the sciences and humanities, would have relished the cultural blizzard hitting London’s Southbank Centre from 25th June to 4th July, in celebration of the Royal Society’s 350th anniversary. Marvel at 2001: A Space Odyssey with live orchestral score, and muse on such puzzlers as “Who needs men anyway?” More at

Twitter and Facebook are better for the soul than telly because they make us all activists, argues Clay Shirky. Turn off EastEnders and hear the new media sage…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect