'What can MRI scans of brains in orgasm tell us? Past editrice of the Erotic Review Rowan Pelling reveals how the science of la petite mort might might hold the key to abolishing pain. This debate is brought to you by the Institute of Art and Ideas, home to cutting-edge philosophy and ideas from the world’s leading thinkers."
From the boardroom to politics we look to increase the representation of women. But if women were dominant what impact would it have? Might female leaders be the answer to our modern malaise? Could they create a more productive economy and a less conflictual politics? Or is this utopian and sexist? Darwinian philosopher Helena Cronin, Labour politician Diane Abbott, and Morgan Stanley Vice-President Niamh Corbett consider the implications of a radical culture shift. This debate, chaired by Matthew Parris, is brought to you by the Institute of Art and Ideas, home to cutting-edge philosophy and ideas from the world’s leading thinkers.
White weddings and happy families are way past their sell-by date. The modern dating landscape is as rich, varied and exciting as it has ever been and we have never been freer to express our sexual desires. So why do we still obsess over 'The One'? Is it about time we abandoned the destination and just enjoyed the ride? Author, journalist and sexpert Helen Croydon goes on a quest to find meaningful modern love. This debate is brought to you by the Institute of Art and Ideas, home to cutting-edge philosophy and ideas from the world’s leading thinkers.
"We are in the age of the Metrosexual, where binary distinctions between 'male' and 'female' have never been more ambiguous. What place does the old-school fantasy of the 'Real Man' have in 2016? Should we be pleased to relegate hyper-masculinity to the historical garbage can? Or are courage, grit and determination still qualities that are sexually attractive and socially necessary? Join our four ladies as they consider what's next for the men. Featuring radical feminist Julie Bindel, Labour MP, Diane Abbott, digital editor of the New Statesman Serena Kutchinsky and former ER editor, Rowan Pelling.
"You will never ever ever get rid of sex work, because men's sex drive is four, five, six, ten times that of women's. And that seems to be a universal fact." Catherine Hakim.