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Tagged with James Maskalyk

Six Months in Sudan

In 2007, James Maskalyk, newly recruited by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), set out for the contested border town of Abyei, Sudan.  An emergency physician drawn to the ravaged parts of the world, Maskalyk spent six months treating malnourished children, coping with a measles epidemic, watching for war, and struggling to meet overwhelming needs with few […]

Book Launch: Zero Moment by MG Harris

It’s  launch time! Scholastic Children’s Books are publishing the latest book in the bestselling children’s series The Joshua Files: Zero Moment by novelist – and Litopian – MG Harris… and we’re all invited to the bash.  In fact, one dedicated Litopian has journeyed all the way from Germany just to be at the event!  So […]

Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives – David Eagleman

Today there’s another chance to hear our entire interview with author David Eagleman. His book Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives has been widely praised by the likes of Philip Pullman, Brian Eno and Stephen Fry.  David’s own background is unusually broad – by day, he heads the Eagleman Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine […]

To Be Alive Is An Extraordinary Gift

Strong religionists… weak religionists… after religionists… which one are you?  “Religion is one of our most extraordinary creations; we can learn much about ourselves by interrogating it” believes Richard Holloway, formerly Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church.  This is our last day with Richard, who must now be frantically busy being […]