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My one-man mission to build a school – and keep a promise
Jordan Wylie

My one-man mission to build a school – and keep a promise

Adventurer and ex-soldier Jordan Wylie on his new book The Power of the Paddle, which is about using the spirit of adventure to have a positive impact on the world.

What I learned from being held hostage for 450 days
Edith Blais

What I learned from being held hostage for 450 days

Edith Blais and her partner were captured by terrorists in Burkina Faso. Here, she explains why she’s decided to share her story for the first time in new book The Weight of Sand.

‘I consider myself a foot soldier in the exploration of Mars’
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‘I consider myself a foot soldier in the exploration of Mars’

Geologist Larry Crumpler on his new book, Missions to Mars: A New Era of Rover and Spacecraft Discovery on the Red Planet.

Finding the real Shane MacGowan meant roving down a different road
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Finding the real Shane MacGowan meant roving down a different road

Author Fiona Valpy discovers the real Casablanca
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Author Fiona Valpy discovers the real Casablanca

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Author Tash Aw: ‘So many of us have multiple identities’
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Author Tash Aw: ‘So many of us have multiple identities’

I went to the quietest place in America. The locals want wifi
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I went to the quietest place in America. The locals want wifi

From 13th-century monks to Google, we’re all index-linked
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From 13th-century monks to Google, we’re all index-linked

Author Charles Foster: ‘Unless we rediscover our stories we’re finished’
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Author Charles Foster: ‘Unless we rediscover our stories we’re finished’

The benefit of glasses for middle-aged eyes
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The benefit of glasses for middle-aged eyes

Deep issues: Martin Robson’s fight for his life underwater
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Deep issues: Martin Robson’s fight for his life underwater

It’s time to Get Loud for forcibly displaced people
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It’s time to Get Loud for forcibly displaced people

Katie Mack: ‘The universe is doomed to perish’
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Katie Mack: ‘The universe is doomed to perish’

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The Assistant’s Kjella Ola Dahl on discovering a criminal family past
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The Assistant’s Kjella Ola Dahl on discovering a criminal family past

Black Buck’s Mateo Askaripour: ‘I didn’t hesitate on injecting humour’
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Black Buck’s Mateo Askaripour: ‘I didn’t hesitate on injecting humour’

Memories from five tours in Afghanistan
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Memories from five tours in Afghanistan

Time’s up for Britain’s oil giants, but they won’t go down without a fight
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Time’s up for Britain’s oil giants, but they won’t go down without a fight

Everything you thought you knew about farming is wrong
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Everything you thought you knew about farming is wrong

Forget Tasmanian tigers, species are still going extinct by the million
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Forget Tasmanian tigers, species are still going extinct by the million

The Four Horsemen are back, but there are modern heroes ready to defend us
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The Four Horsemen are back, but there are modern heroes ready to defend us

How access to art can help all kids succeed
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How access to art can help all kids succeed

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In an age of crisis, we can’t afford rulers who lie to us
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In an age of crisis, we can’t afford rulers who lie to us

If we want a fairer society, morality might not be the answer
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If we want a fairer society, morality might not be the answer

What can 16th-century sailors teach us about resolve in the time of Covid?
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What can 16th-century sailors teach us about resolve in the time of Covid?

We need to re-evaluate feminism to address the needs of all women
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We need to re-evaluate feminism to address the needs of all women

The whole world must learn from Latin America’s populist leaders
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The whole world must learn from Latin America’s populist leaders

How a group of wartime pilots founded a movement to use aviation for good
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How a group of wartime pilots founded a movement to use aviation for good

Sometimes we need to go against everything we know to get what we need
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Sometimes we need to go against everything we know to get what we need

Kevin Maxwell: racism and homophobia blighted my career in the Met police
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Kevin Maxwell: racism and homophobia blighted my career in the Met police

Why do Jews drink ‘to life’ rather than ‘to health’?
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Why do Jews drink ‘to life’ rather than ‘to health’?

Not slow, frail, or dim-witted: railing against ageist stereotypes
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Not slow, frail, or dim-witted: railing against ageist stereotypes

We need to understand online fascism and we need to fight it
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We need to understand online fascism and we need to fight it

Over the Rainbow: Sheldon Baverstock looks back to South Africa’s rebirth
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Over the Rainbow: Sheldon Baverstock looks back to South Africa’s rebirth

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