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We're delighted to announce our most recent acquisition with the Wellcome Collection.

Geoengineering, transhumanism and even teleportation are on the horizon in Jim Al-Khalili's new book, What's Next?

BAME is the word

10 Oct 2017

Simran Kaur Sandhu, currently interning at Profile, writes about her experience of being regarded as 'BAME' in the publishing industry.

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Founder of The Velominati & co-author of The Hardmen Frank Strack tells us about some of the toughest cyclists of all time.

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Can playing shoot-em-ups make you tougher? Can paracetamol help with humiliation as well as headaches? Join Dr Emma Byrne, author of Swearing is Good For You, to relive some of the inventively painful experiments that have unlocked the relationship between emotion and pain. Audience participation is only for the brave!
28th October is a historic date in the modern Greek calendar: 'OXI' (NO!) day, the date when in 1940 dictator Metaxas said NO to the Italian would-be occupiers. Say YES to a day of fascinating talks from a range of top authors from the world of Classics, including Paul Cartledge, Adrian Goldsworthy, Edith Hall, Natalie Haynes, Kathryn Lomas, Catherine Nixey, Bijan Omrami, Ian Ross, Michael Scott, Kathryn Tempest and Jerry Toner. There will, of course, also be the return of the ever-popular balloon debate!
What does the future have in store? How will advances in medicine, robotics, artificial intelligence, energy production and genetic engineering change the world? Join Jim Al-Khalili and a panel of horizon scanners from across the sciences for a futuristic evening of prediction, debate and discussion.