Blog articles from the Futures section of The Big Idea


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Four great thinkers whose ideas could save the world


Colin Tudge nominates four 20th century prophets who between them said most of what we need to know to put the world to rights. But the powers-that-be have their own agendas  The world is in an awful state and – worse – the world’s most powerful governments and the powers-that-be in general are not on … Read more

A people-led renaissance needs people-centred spaces


To create the kind of world that could keep humanity and our fellow creatures in good heart we need radical thinking and new ideas. But first, says Jane Powell,  we need to create the conditions — the “space” —  in which the necessary thinking can take place  Discussions of food and farming in progressive circles … Read more