Frank Trentmann

When Britannia ruled the southern waves

29 August 2020 9:00 am

In 1798, Tipu Sultan of Mysore sent an embassy to Mauritius. At home, he had fought the British and seen…

The tsunami of stuff we have and want is based on culture and economics

21 September 2019 9:00 am

In 1993, the photographer Peter Menzel travelled across the globe to capture our material world. In each country, he asked…

Nothing new under the sun

30 July 2016 9:00 am

Rupert Sheldrake had it coming. In A New Science of Life (1981), he argued that animals and plants have inherited…