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The Big Apple just got an extended shelf life. Suicide Club, by debut Singaporean novelist Rachel Heng, is the story of a future New York in which life expectancy averages 300 years and people are struggling to stay alive for ever.


The BBC’s comedy-science show The Infinite Monkey Cage returns to celebrate its 100th episode on 11 July. Joining the celebrity panel are physicists Neil deGrasse Tyson and Fay Dowker, anatomist Alice Roberts and forensic anthropologist Sue Black.



On 12 July, Toynbee Studios in east London is hosting On Sulphur, a day of screenings and discussions about sulphur the chemical element, sulphur as metaphor and Sulphur (pictured), an artwork by Sheila Ghelani. Contributors include volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer and performance artist Tim Spooner.


Opening on 13 July, EX-LIBRIS: The New York Public Library by veteran documentary-maker Frederick Wiseman celebrates an institution dedicated to learning and rational thinking in the city. A rousing speech by Richard Dawkins, paying tribute to “the poetry of reality”, sets the tone.

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