Through our literary festival sponsorship, we engage with some of the world’s most respected authors, tapping into their knowledge and expertise to help guide our research. A number of these insights are available for you to read below, in our selection of exclusive author interviews.
There were no items found based on the criteria entered.December 2022 Chip War
How semiconductors bring a competitive world together.Mary Ann Sieghart Author interview: Closing the gap
Sally Magnusson interviews Mary Ann Sieghart about her argument that bias can undermine professional women.Viktor Mayer-Schönberger Frames of mind
Viktor Mayer-Schönberger discusses the human advantage of decision making in the age of big data.Tony Fadell The storyteller: Tony Fadell
After his book on succeeding in tech, the man behind the iPod and Nest is investing to solve climate change.James Poskett The story of science retold.
It's wrong to credit a handful of western geniuses with revealing the secrets of the universe, according to James Poskett. The science historian introduces Alice Ross to the pioneers left out of our history books.Josiah Wedgwood Pioneering potter
The V&A’s Tristram Hunt discusses how the 18th century entrepreneur crafted disruptive change.May 2022 Cogs and monsters.
Virtual goods and the value of digital data pose unresolved challenges to economists, investors and regulators.Patrick Radden Keefe An empire of addiction and pain.
Patrick Radden Keefe discusses his book about the Sackler family’s role in the US opioid crisis.Gillian Tett Tribal knowledge.
Companies that hire anthropologists to get inside customers' minds would do better getting them to look at their own corporate behaviour, Gillian Tett tells Pádraig Belton.Roman Krznaric Living for the long term.
Australian philosopher Roman Krznaric talks about putting our descendants’ best interests above our own instant gratification.Tracey Follows Blurring the boundaries of our identity.
The definition of what makes you who you are was once a simple matter. But as Tracey Follows explains to Pádraig Belton, big tech has encroached on our personal space.Craig Brown Prize-Winning Paperback Writer.
The world isn’t short of books about The Beatles but Craig Brown, whose book won the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, tells Malcolm Borthwick why his is different.Ainissa Ramirez The Unknown Innovators.
Inventors such as Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison are household names, but often they were inspired by relative unknowns. Materials scientist Ainissa Ramirez talks to Malcolm Borthwick about the outsiders who should be inside our history books.Peter Lacy Circles of Life.
Peter Lacy claims that re-use and recycling can remodel the economy, helping people, companies and the planet itself. Erica Wagner spoke to him.Hallie Rubenhold The Final Chapter - Five Untold Lives.
Hallie Rubenhold reveals the hidden history of the Ripper’s victims.Martin Rees Navigating the Future.
In his book On the Future: Prospects for Humanity, Martin Rees describes ‘Space-Ship Earth’ as hurtling blindly through the void. At his home in Cambridge, he talks to Trust editor Malcolm Borthwick about why we need to think long term and globally to stay the course.WatchMay 2015 We love great work that stands the test of time.
As long-term supporters of literary festivals and events, we love authors and their work because it reminds us of how we work.Azeem Azhar Archived Exponential change: minding the gap.
Tech advances are outpacing older institutions’ ability to adapt, says author Azeem Azhar.Emma Gregg Archived Back to earth: Rethinking international tourism
Travel industry expert Emma Gregg tells Pádraig Belton why holidays have to change.Carlo Rovelli Archived Desert Island Discovery
Carlo Rovelli wants to reconcile us to the unstable state of the universe, as first understood on a North Sea island a century ago. Kate Clanchy asks why.Vince Cable Archived Tactics Over Textbooks.
The wealth of nations isn’t determined by economic theorists, but by practical politicians seeking quick fixes, Vince Cable tells Pádraig Belton.Full Year 2020 Archived Off the Page.
Baillie Gifford has supported literary festivals for over 10 years with a goal of helping them to flourish. This reflects the value we place on these events and the work of the fascinating authors who appear at them.Ian Goldin Archived Charting global change.
Maps showing the ebb and flow of globalisation give us hope for the future, Ian Goldin tells Pádraig Belton.Tim Harford Archived Vital Statistics.
Better understanding of how raw numbers reflect and obscure reality makes the world a saner place, Tim Harford tells Pádraig Belton.Andrew Scott and Lynda Gratton Archived Live Long and Prosper.
Ever-extending lifespans bring more uncertainty as well as more leisure. Andrew Scott and Lynda Gratton tell Erica Wagner how we should be preparing for the long road ahead.Kapil Komireddi Archived Shadow on the Tiger.
India’s growth and development has been diverted by the rise of nationalism, according to a powerful new book. Erica Wagner meets the young historian raising the alarm.Sarah Harper Archived Population Matters.
Sarah Harper, author of How Population Change Will Transform our World, talks to Tiffany Jenkins about the challenges presented by our changing population.
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