David Ault – Giving voice to the words of Idries Shah

2019-04-11T08:24:46+00:0015/04/2019|

About David Ault A polymath worthy of the Renaissance Age, David Ault is the voice of ISF’s audio editions. Working with his partner, Patrick – who handles the technical side of the recordings – he has brought new life to works as short as The Book of the Book, and as lengthy as Kara [...]

Daby Ihsan – ‘Stories are an essential element in a child’s life’

2019-04-12T10:24:55+00:0008/04/2019|

  About Daby Ihsan Born in Iraq, Daby Ihsan is an award-winning illustrator and animator who has done the art work for two ISF children’s books – The Onion and Speak First and Lose. Profoundly original, her work perceives the East with extraordinary subtlety, drawing on her love for architecture and eye for detail. [...]

Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

2019-03-28T12:36:12+00:0027/03/2019|

Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder By Nassim Nicholas Taleb Nassim Nicholas Taleb made his name in 2007 by coining the term ‘Black Swan’ events. The idea of a black swan was unthinkable in the West (where all swans are white) until such animals were discovered following European landings in Australia in the 18th [...]

The crew of the Heraclitus talk to ISF

2019-03-26T14:30:41+00:0025/03/2019|

About the Heraclitus The Research Vessel Heraclitus is a ferro-cement ship modelled on a Chinese junk which has been sailing the world’s seas for over forty years as a ‘floating platform for scientific studies, ecological understanding and multicultural, multidisciplinary projects’. Its expeditions, workshops and training programmes are designed to champion the ocean, ‘and the [...]

Erik Weihenmayer – ‘I can hear rocks and trees and even space’

2019-03-26T14:52:45+00:0018/03/2019|

Erik Weihenmayer as featured in the Guinness Book of Records, 2019 About Erik Weihenmayer On 25th May 2001, Erik Weihenmayer summited Everest. Little more than a year later he had completed the ‘Seven Summits’ – scaling the highest mountain in every continent. The achievement would have been impressive for anyone. But for Erik [...]