His imagination sparked by John Donne’s misguided maxim that “No man is an island”, BBC home editor Mark Easton takes us on an enchanting and illuminating adventure through the islands of the world from Ancient Crete to modern day Canvey. Can understanding these pockets of land and the mind-set they create in their inhabitants help humanity get closer to the truth about itself?
He offers a deep dive into geography, myth, literature, politics and philosophy that reveals nothing less than a map of the human heart.
Chaired by Steve Drayton
“A timely and original exploration of the liminalities of islands and the waters that envelop them: by turns beguiling, enchanting and ultimately affirming.” Sir Anthony Seldon
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