Knowledge is power – with Professor Brian Cox

Issue 1232

Knowledge is power – with Professor Brian Cox

Want to save the universe from post-truth presidents and science deniers? Question everything, Professor Brian Cox tells The Big Issue this week. Fascinating interview.

Also in this week’s magazine…

The received notion that elections are won from the centre has been turned over by Donald Trump. As outsiders rise across Europe, could Jeremy Corbyn beat all expectations and deliver an election win? The Big Issue recently sat down with the elusive Labour leader. Wood-whittling features…

Game of Thrones is the biggest TV show in the world. Almost all of it, you may or may not know, is made in Northern Ireland. We explore the lucrative tourism boom and raft of job opportunities the HBO fantasy epic has brought to the province.

Rosamund Pike, the Gone Girl star and former Bond girl, delivers her Letter To My Younger Self. “The magic carpet is great but you have to know you’ll come back down to earth again,” she says.

In the wake of president-elect Trump’s controversial White House appointments and Marine Le Pen on The Andrew Marr Show, Samira Ahmed asks why extreme views are not being challenged with tough questions.

John Bird, meanwhile, reveals why watching A Street Cat Named Bob was a real eye-opener…

And, as always, lots more.

The Big Issue

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