Humankind: A Hopeful History - Rutger Bregman at the Hay Festival
It’s a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Pinker, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed primarily by self-interest.
Rutger Bregman in conversation with Owen Jones - the Guardian Live
Join Dutch historian Rutger Bregman for a live streamed Q&A as part of the Guardian Live's new series of online events. He will be talking to Guardian journalist Owen Jones, and you'll get the chance to put some of your questions to him too.
New Dutch Writing Translation Workshop Series
A series of four translation workshops by leading translators from Dutch to English. Open to anyone with a sound knowledge of Dutch and native-speaker level English. Free to participate.
Eva Meijer at Words by the Water
Secret conversations with the living world. Philosopher and artist Eva Meijer explores the ways animals communicate.
J.S. Margot at the Jewish Book Week
Mazel Tov! J.S. Margot discusses her new book with chair Justine Solomons at the Jewish Book Week.
Onno Blom in Toppings Bookshop, Bath
Onno Blom in Toppings Bookshop, Bath
New Dutch Writing Translator in Residence
The New Dutch Writing Translator in Residence is an innovative, peripatetic residency for an emerging translator running from October 2019 to November 2020. Our Translator in Residence for this period is Alice Tetley-Paul. The Residency will bring the power of translation to wide ranging audiences, focusing on Dutch Literature in translation, alongside the wider New Dutch Writing campaign.
How are We Going to Explain This?
In How Are We Going to Explain This? Our Future on an Ever Warmer Planet Jelmer Mommers presents a disarmingly concise and considered explanation of the global climate crisis and reveals the effective tools a growing movement is turning to. Tools you can pick up today to help create and…
The Seaweed Collector's Handbook
The Seaweed Collector's Handbook: From Purple Laver to Peacock’s Tail is a book filled with seaweed of all colours, immortalized in painting, praised in literature, emerged in fashion and fabric designs, prepared in tasty and nutritious dishes, supplemented with wholesome seaweed recipes from various continents. In an entertaining, poetic and…
It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Dawkins, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we're…
Pluses and Minuses
What is the relationship between the number of films Nicolas Cage appears in and the number of deaths by drowning in swimming pools? How in 1850s London did John Snow calculate the relationship between the city’s water suppliers and the number of deaths from cholera? If we consider that the…
The Number Bias: How Numbers Lead and Mislead Us
Numbers are everywhere – they might denote calories, work targets, statistics or the temperature outside – and while they are not as objective as they seem, figures still colour and shape our daily landscape. Econometrist and journalist Sanne Blauw penned this book for people who don’t know anything about numbers…
The secret conversations of the living world Animals use far more elaborate and complex language than we think. They chat, gossip, mourn, rhyme, speak in dialects and make jokes. Whales sing a different series of songs each season, which rhyme and are picked up by other whales in passing, making…
The Cut Out Girl
The extraordinary true story of a young Jewish girl in Holland during World War II, who hides from the Nazis in the homes of an underground network of foster families, one of them the author’s grandparents. Bart van Es left Holland for England many years ago, but one story from…