‘When We Rise Up, We Must Not Lift Away… Real Hope is Horizontal’


Thrilled to announce that my talk at TEDx Exeter is now online! It was a huge honour to be asked to close the event, which was on the theme of hope.

‘Instead of getting out of our heads, we must work with our hands.’

In Countering Political Turmoil with a New Summer of Love I look back 50 years to 1967 and the technologies of escape that lifted people away from fear and anxiety – LSD, Apollo and religious ecstasy – and argue that, in equally tumultuous times, if things are going to change, our hope needs to be horizontal.

If you’ve appreciated my work on Getting High, please – it would help hugely if you could click click click and share this widely! Thank you 🙂