Four Thought

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Four Thought talks include stories and ideas which will affect our future, in politics, society, the economy, business, science, technology or the arts. Recorded live, the talks are given by a range of people with a new thought to share.

Paralympian Darren Harris argues for a person-centred approach in the age of big data.

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Paola Antonelli explores the politics in art and design....
Jeffrey Sachs argues that many of today's global problems are hangovers from bad, ungenerous decisions at the end of previous conflicts....
Christina Greer asks what it means to be black in America today....
Elizabeth Wurtzel explores the relationship between writing and the need to pay the bills....
Writer Esther Woolfson argues that we need to radically re-think our relationship with our pets, maybe even give up pet ownership altogether....
Writer Kenneth Steven considers the dangers of cruise tourism to the longterm future of Greenland's Inuit communities....
Climber Andy Kirkpatrick argues that over protecting our children exposes them to a greater risk than letting them explore risk in the first place....
Claire Cunningham argues her disability makes her unique and she wouldn't want to be 'fixed'....
Jon Alexander argues that consumer power has become an idea which is damaging society....
Robyn Scott argues that accepting more risk will improve public services....
Wyn James tells the story of the Welsh settlements in Patagonia, and on their 150th anniversary asks what lessons they might offer about migration and integration....
We are trying to revive our high streets the wrong way, argues Clare Richmond....
Sunil Shaunak argues that pharmaceuticals could, and should, build social capital....
Daniel Hahn argues that more children's books should be translated into English....
Tiffany Jenkins argues that we need more judgement about quality in art, culture and life...
Anna Beer asks why we don't hear more music composed by women....
Carrie Gibson argues that we need to re-think what we mean by paradise....
Philosopher Amia Srinivasan makes the case for anger, arguing that it can be a huge source of strength and power, particularly for the apparently weak and powerless....
Comedian Rosie Wilby proposes the end of monogamy. She first discussed the idea in a show at last year's Edinburgh festival, since when it has taken an unexpectedly serious turn....