First lesson

5 minutes

From crawling to flying, the agony and ecstasy of trying to learn something new

An eloquent reminder that expertise is earned, this observational documentary from the US filmmakers Nick Paley and Dawn Kim explores the thrills and frustrations of taking on a new challenge – from swimming, to archery, to flying a plane – at any age.

Director: Nick Paley, Dawn Kim

Editor: Saela Davis

Sound Design & Mix: Chris Foster

Music: Benoît Pioulard

Video/Family Life

What family means to the world’s longest-married couple after 88 years together

7 minutes

Video/Logic

Western logic has held contradictions as false for centuries. Is that wrong?

6 minutes

Video/Mathematics

Maths notation is needlessly complex. It can and should be better

8 minutes

Idea/Social Psychology

How the buzz of dancing and sports bonds us together

Jacob Taylor Emma Cohen Arran Davis

Video/Mood & Emotion

Music might be quintessentially human, but does it serve a purpose?

4 minutes

Essay/Mood & Emotion

Only the lonely

Loneliness is hell: debilitating yet formative. Can we avoid the pains of loneliness yet enjoy the pleasures of solitude?

Cody Delistraty

Idea/Personality

Sex, drugs and late nights: on night owls and psychopaths

Minna Lyons

Essay/Neurodiversity

The inheritance of crime

Eugenic ideas about criminal genes have been repudiated for decades, but a new biological approach to crime is emerging

Douglas Starr

Video/Mood & Emotion

The true meaning of the match is clearest on the face of the diehard fan

5 minutes