Shaped on all six sides

7 minutes

Building a boat, plank by plank, is like giving life to an inanimate object

Kat Gardiner’s film looks at what it means to be a craftsman in the 21st century from the view point of Andy Stewart, master boat builder. In an age of automation and convenience, how do we value skill and authenticity? And what is it like to assemble a boat, whose precisely placed planks must survive the rigours of the violent sea?

Director: Kat Gardiner

Producer: Kat Gardiner

Video/Sports & Games

Even before kick-off, Milan’s San Siro stadium is an awe-inducing spectacle

6 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Ethics

If soldiers act with unjust aggression they are as culpable as civilian criminals

6 minutes

Video/Neurodiversity

How the ‘Island of the Colourblind’ made Oliver Sacks rethink ’normal’

6 minutes

Essay/Stories & Literature

Sex and death in Homer

Why would Odysseus dump a hot nymph? Or toyboys lust after his wife Penelope? Unveiling the erotic mysteries of the Odyssey

C D C Reeve

Video/Sports & Games

Why falconers believe a bird of prey in action is still a wonder worth beholding

4 minutes

Idea/Nature & Environment

Winter is a time of regeneration: we’ll miss it when it’s gone

Bernd Brunner

Video/Stories & Literature

The welder-turned-poet who fell in love with words in a Glasgow shipyard

11 minutes

Essay/Cosmopolitanism

This is your morning

I left the US, the land of my birth, sickened by racial injustice. But the return to a homeland is not a simple matter

Enuma Okoro

Idea/Death

Ghosts and ghouls haunt the living with a message about life

Thomas W Laqueur