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Aeon is a digital magazine of ideas and culture. Since September 2012 we have been publishing some of the most profound and provocative thinking on the web. We ask the big questions and find the freshest, most original answers, provided by leading thinkers on science, philosophy, society and the arts.

Aeon has continued to evolve and in July 2016 we relaunched with the following changes: 

  • We have restructured as a not-for-profit organisation with a new donations program.

  • Our Ideas pieces will now be published under a Creative Commons licence, free to republish.

  • We have a new Partnership program in which we co-publish pieces from university research groups, university presses and other selected cultural organisations.

  • Our new design reflects our commitment to the immersive reading and watching experience online, free of intrusive advertisements.

Aeon has four channels, and all are completely free to enjoy. Most weekdays, we publish Essays – longform explorations of deep issues written by serious and creative thinkers.

From Monday to Friday, we also publish Ideas – short provocations, maintaining Aeon’s high editorial standards but in a more nimble and immediate form.

Aeon’s Video channel streams a mixture of curated short documentaries and original Aeon content, including a series of interviews with experts at the forefront of thought.

Finally, Aeon’s Conversations invite the reader in to put their own arguments and points of view. With Conversations, old-style web comments give way to a new form of collective inquiry.

Aeon was founded in London by Paul and Brigid Hains. It now has offices in London, Melbourne and New York. Aeon is a not-for-profit and operated by Aeon Media Group Ltd. We are committed to big ideas, serious enquiry and a humane worldview. That’s it.