Celebration of Thought
Welcome to Mixcloud's Celebration of Thought, showcasing content from some of the world’s best brains.
for thought provoking Cloudcasts from the London School of Economics, the Institute of Art and Ideas, Wired UK, Caught by the River, and the RSA.
Thought. It's all about people by London School of Economics
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world. Set up to improve society and to 'understand the causes of things', LSE has always put engagement with the wider world at the heart of its mission. Launched in 2006, the LSE public lectures podcast channel has a back catalogue of more than 1000 podcasts. Presidents, prime ministers, international business leaders, leading academics and other opinion leaders from all over the world choose to speak at LSE when they're in London. The extensive range of podcasts takes the listener through subjects as diverse as climate change, why markets fail, happiness, micro-finance, new technology, the rise of cities and even African music. If you’re looking for lively debate and discussion on the hot topics of the day then look no further!
The RSA combines thought leadership with social innovation to further human progress. Building on our 250 year history as a beacon for enlightenment values, we undertake influential and varied research projects and host the UK’s most ambitious free lecture series. Our work is supported by 27,000 Fellows, an international network of influencers and innovators from every field and background.
Thought. Spoken Word and Nature Disco vol1 by Caught by the River
Caught By The River began in summer '07 as a website based solely on a handful of passions shared by the people behind it. Angling, music, books, films, nature and pubs to name a few. In the time since the first posting, after two summers at the Port Eliot Festival & several packed out Caught By The River Social Club events, the nature of the site has changed somewhat.
The site’s growth has been a constant surprise to us. Finding new contributors who have brought with them a different discipline we’d previously had little or no knowledge of has seen it spiral off into uncharted territory. Now it encompasses everything from watching birds and urban rambling to poetry, art & gardening.
That’s what has been the most interesting aspect of developing Caught By The River – the exchange of knowledge, the opening of doors, the making of friends – how it has somehow carved itself a unique place on the web and judging by the feedback, a place in your bookmarks.
Thought. Beats, Loops and Samples by Institute of Art and Ideas
The Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI) aims to promote all forms of creative expression. We are excited by new thinking and ideas that push boundaries.
Our events include HowTheLightGetsIn, the Philosophy and Music Festival at Hay, which puts innovation and cutting-edge thought at the forefront of contemporary culture and Crunch, the Art Festival at Hay, which brings together the world's leading contemporary artists, curators and commentators.
IAI TV showcases the best of our debates and talks in audio and video formats. Visit our website for more details.
Wired is the magazine about what's next -- bringing you the people, the trends and the big ideas that will change our lives. Each month, through thought-provoking features and stunning photography, we explore the next big ideas in science, culture, business -- wherever innovation and new thinking are reshaping our world.
Since the US edition of Wired launched in 1993, the magazine has been synonymous with informed and intelligent analysis, and a consistently reliable predictor of change. The UK edition, launched in April 2009, is similarly committed to bringing you the best writers and photographers; compelling long-form journalism; extraordinary photography and design; and the people, products and ideas that matter.