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  1. April 4, 2014

    Lunch with the FT: Mary Midgley

    Mary Midgley doesn’t get out much for lunch these days. Her hearing, explains our intermediary, is not so special. So would...

  2. March 21, 2014

    Defender of the faith

    There is something of an irony in the fact that one of the world’s biggest cash prizes is awarded for contribution in the...

  1. September 29, 2013

    Ryanair volte-face shows feedback is best given face-to-face

    Earlier this month Ryanair decided that being horrid to customers was not a great business strategy and declared it would be...

  2. September 13, 2013

    Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins

    My Brief History, by Stephen Hawking, Bantam Press, RRP£12.99/$22, 144 pages An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a...

  3. March 29, 2013

    The facts of life

    Creation: The Origin of Life / The Future of Life, by Adam Rutherford, Viking £18.99, 272 pages The best books about...

  4. FT Alphaville

    March 11, 2013

    Deep thinkers?

    A new type of list. Not billionaires or executive fat cats or expensive cities, but the top “thinkers” in the world....

  5. November 13, 2012

    Academics oppose UK university reforms

    Sir David Attenborough, Sir Richard Dawkins and Alan Bennett have joined more than 60 other academics and intellectuals to...

  6. April 6, 2012

    A life scientific

    The Periodic Table by Primo Levi, Penguin Essentials, RRP£7.99, 208 pages On April 11 1987, 25 years ago this month, the...

  7. April 6, 2012

    Obama’s grasp of social Darwinism is yet to evolve

    Barack Obama and his Republican adversaries have lately hit each other with everything but the kitchen sink as they battle...

  8. March 23, 2012

    Deliver us from militant atheists

    The militant atheists are massing, apparently. I’m not sure where they are massing exactly but presumably it is somewhere...

  9. March 9, 2012

    Why nothing matters

    A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather than Nothing, by Lawrence M Krauss, Free Press, RRP£17.99, 224 pages...

  10. February 27, 2012

    Byronic lesson in moderation

    From Prof Alok Bhargava. Sir, The FT rightly referred to the views on religion of Baroness Warsi and Richard Dawkins as...

  11. February 25, 2012

    Order of gospels is not important

    From Dr Christopher Bliss. Sir, In your editorial “Britain does God” (February 18) you take Richard Dawkins to task for his...

  12. February 24, 2012

    The Diary: Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Would I prefer to live in a country run by the Archbishop of Canterbury or by Richard Dawkins? I’ve just been at a literary...

  13. February 3, 2012

    Atheism in America

    Point, Texas (pop. 792) is not the easiest place for a single lesbian to raise her child. But neither her sexuality nor her...

  14. January 20, 2012

    The God gap

    Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion, by Alain de Botton, Hamish Hamilton, RRP£18.99, 320...

  15. January 10, 2012

    EU understands innovation link

    From Mr Michael Jennings. Sir, Andre Geim’s criticism of the first European Union Innovation Convention (“Oh for a eurocrat...

  16. January 6, 2012

    Morphic man

     The Science Delusion: Freeing the Spirit of Enquiry, by Rupert Sheldrake, Coronet, RRP£19.99, 400 pages The subtitle of...

  17. October 28, 2011

    In pursuit of the universe: Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw

    Brian Cox has it made. The cheerful, good-looking physicist is the face of British science. After a brief career as a...

  18. September 30, 2011

    The Magic of Reality

    “Give me the child,” the Jesuit maxim is supposed to have run, “and I will give you the man”. But not if Richard Dawkins...

  19. September 9, 2011

    Disappearing act

    Put down the paper and hug your wife, husband, child or dog. We are all doomed. So says Prince Charles, who warns that the...

  20. August 12, 2011

    The Big Idea isn’t always best

    Either because television is moving into a new era and already starting to mourn the old one, or because somebody realised...

  21. July 11, 2011

    Private university lures academics

    The New College of the Humanities, the institution being established by AC Grayling, the philosopher, in central London, has...

  22. June 10, 2011

    On A.C. Grayling, odium and the Stasi

    “Have you heard about this new private university that A.C. Grayling bloke is setting up?” “The one that’s 18 grand a year?”...

  23. June 8, 2011

    A degree of fame is the ticket to success

    The philosopher A.C. Grayling has announced plans for a new private college of humanities stuffed to the gills with...

  24. June 7, 2011

    Schooled in the media’s ways

    Richard Dawkins is not amused. He agreed to lecture at a controversial new London college and is now being lumped with its...

  25. June 5, 2011

    Star professors set up humanities college

    A. C. Grayling, the philosopher, Richard Dawkins, the evolutionary biologist and Niall Ferguson, the historian, are among...

  26. May 3, 2011

    Referendum reckoning

    The alternative vote Who has come out in support? Backers include the politicians Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg, Lord Mandelson,...

  27. March 28, 2011

    A Wicked Company

    A Wicked Company: Freethinkers and Friendship in Pre-revolutionary Paris, by Philipp Blom, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, RRP£25,...

  28. March 14, 2011

    Patience with God

    Patience with God: For People Who Don’t Like Religion (or Atheism), by Frank Schaeffer, Da Capo, RRP£9.99, 256 pages If you...

  29. December 17, 2010

    The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas

    The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas, edited by Robin Harvie and Stephanie Myers, HarperPerennial RRP$14.99, 320 pages The...

  30. September 17, 2010

    Born-again anti-Catholicism

    As Pope Benedict XVI was celebrating mass in Glasgow on Thursday, urging Scottish Catholics to “put aside what is worthless...

  31. September 3, 2010

    No friend of God

    Sometimes you don’t appreciate your allies till they’re gone. Apparently the world’s religions had a friend in Stephen...

  32. August 21, 2010

    Faith, hope and Dizzee

    A programme called Faith School Menace? (More 4 Wednesday) and presented by Richard Dawkins, Britain’s most famous atheist,...

  33. April 5, 2010

    Abraham's children on the march

    The militantly atheist authors - Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens in the lead - are right, thinks Eric...

  34. April 4, 2010

    Abraham’s children on the march

    But the quite different contempt in which religious fundamentalists hold moderates – or at least the analysis that it...

  35. April 3, 2010

    Singh vows to continue battle to reform libel law

    Simon Singh, the science writer, will continue his fight to reform English libel law in spite of winning an important battle...

  36. April 1, 2010

    Battle to reform libel law goes on

    Simon Singh, the science writer, will continue his fight to reform English libel law in spite of winning an important battle...

  37. November 26, 2009

    Film releases: November 27

    News of American audiences gibbering or swooning with terror had already reached us. So we UK critics, barely stepped from...

  38. November 26, 2009

    The terror in everyday things

    News of American audiences gibbering or swooning with terror had already reached us. So we UK critics, barely stepped from...

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