Futility!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Sam Willis and James Daybell explore the history of FUTILITY! Who knew it was so interesting and important? From a digital analysis of written sources 1590-2019 to the First World War via Oscar Wilde, hard labour in Victorian prisons – breaking rocks, turning crank wheels, moving cannon balls – to the charge of the Light Brigade – you’ll never think about futility the same way ever again. Guaranteed.

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