Wilderness Presents: Headturners

Headturners is a series of events that force you to reframe your view of the world. Each day a new selection of speakers will challenge you to think afresh about some of our fundamental presumptions. We're celebrating the Mavericks, the Rebels, the Epipha

No Such Thing As a Fish

The writers of the BBC TV show QI take to the stage with their hugely popular podcast No Such Thing As A Fish. QI’s resident Elves Dan Schreiber, James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray and Anna Ptaszynski serve up the most bizarre, extraordinary and hilarious


5x15 at Wilderness develops new perspectives on big ideas and the issues transforming the world around us. Lively, thought-provoking and entertaining, 5x15 sees 5 speakers each with 15 minutes to share their stories. Topics include the future of education

Murray Lachlan Young: How Freakin’ Zeitgeist Are You?

“Simply brilliant, hysterically funny ands strangely moving." - Claudia Winkleman Prepare for satirical soliloquy, rock-n-roll reverie and ditty. Murray Lachlan Young presents a delightful romp into the bizarre facets of fame, fashion, people, politics, a

John Lloyd

John is the producer of Blackadder, Spitting Image, the BBC's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and of course the all-conquering QI. John seems to have known every brilliant and funny person in Britain, and his collaborations are legendary. He's been a fix

London Review of Books presents Gavin Francis

How do the transformations in mind and body continue across the arc of human life? Gavin Francis is a doctor and a writer who has worked on all seven continents. He’s a regular contributor to the LRB, on subjects ranging from post-mortems to lycanthropy,

Gigantic Ideas

Competition is killing us, our working days are numbered, your ancestors were definitely European royalty, our postcode determines our life expectancy and the human love for stories makes us scarily easy to deceive. Creators of Salon London, founders of t

Jamie Bartlett

Jamie Bartlett is the author of The People vs Tech, about how the internet is destroying democracy. He is also the author of The Dark Net about internet subcultures, and the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos.

Andrew Logan

Sunday Papers Live: Style Section Andrew Logan belongs to a unique school of English eccentrics. One of Britain’s principal sculptural artists, he challenges convention, mixes media and plays with our artistic values. Since its beginnings, Logan’s work ha

Alex Beard

Alex Beard has worked in education for a decade. After starting out as an English teacher in an inner-city comprehensive, Alex now works for Teach For All where he is fortunate to spend his time travelling the world in search of the practices that will sh

Drug Wars with Neil Woods and JS Rafaeli

By Neil Woods and JS Rafaeli. From the bestselling author of Good Cop Bad War comes the first ever inside history of Britain’s War on Drugs, told by those who were there. In a world where current levels of knife and gun crime feel at an all-time high, thi

Hassan Akkad

Hassan Akkad arrived in the UK after 87 days of travelling, fleeing his home and job as an English teacher in Damascus, Syria. He shares a story and experience of many refugees fleeing conflict, a story that we hear reports of on the news but that the maj