Joined Up Thinking, Hodder & Stoughton, August 2022
A lively examination of communal endeavour… important and correct Steven Poole ― The Guardian
For tens of thousands of years we have tried to work out how we can best think. At last this genius work explains the past, the present and the future of our minds. Read – to be amazed — Bettany Hughes
Hannah Critchlow has written a timely and engaging book about human intelligence and the challenges our brains face in the twenty-first century. It will make you think. It might even change for the better the way you think. — Ian Rankin
A powerful manifesto for the strength of “we” thinking — Marcus du Sautoy
Hannah Critchlow’s research into collective intelligence, team work, communication, performance, resilience, ethics etc from a neuroscience perspective is absolutely fascinating. — Tatjana Marinko
From startling futuristic speculation to practical exercises in getting in touch with your own routine mental processes, Hannah Critchlow steers us with a sure hand and an unfailingly clear and engaging voice. This is a treasure of a book, exploding some damaging myths and encouraging us to re-imagine the values of relationality and receptivity in our thinking. — Rowan Williams
This is absolutely wonderful, uplifting and soulful. I can’t tell you how much we need joined-up thinking – this book and the thing itself. The future of humanity very much depends on how well we embrace these ground-breaking provocative ideas, to focus on the collective ‘we’ more than the individual ‘me’. — Daniel M. Davis
The Science of Fate, Hodder & Stoughton, May 2019
The Sunday Times Bestseller
A truly fascinating read — The Daily Telegraph
Everybody can benefit from Critchlow’s book — New Scientist
In this engrossing and highly illuminating book Critchlow brilliantly argues that this intimate knowledge can actually empower us to shape better future for ourselves — The Bookseller, Editors Science Choice Book of the Week
A humane and highly readable account of the neuroscience that underpins our ideas of free will and fate. — Professor David Runciman, Cambridge University & Host of Talking Politics podcast
Acute, mind-opening, highly accessible – this book doesn’t just explain how our lives might pan out, it helps us live better. — Bettany Hughes, Historian, Author & Broadcaster
Consciousness: A Ladybird Expert Guide, Penguin, June 2018
A really impressive example of how scientific research can be made accessible and appealing, and it will fulfil a seriously important function in opening up such research to potential students as well as a wider interested public — Lord Rowan Williams, Former Archbishop of Canterbury.
Hay Festival Conversations: Thirty Conversations for Thirty Years, Hay Festival Press, 2017. , Hay Festival Press, 2017.
Including a conversation between Bettany Hughes and Hannah Critchlow, as part of the Raymond Williams Dailogue: The Ideas That Make Us where a classicist and a neuroscientist explore the Ancient Greek words Liberty, Comedy, Charisma, Xenia, Wisdom and Peace and travel both forwards and backwards in time, investigating how these ideas have been moulded by history and have made an impact on history and the human experience.
Judge of the prestigious 2018 Wellcome Book Prize, an annual British literary award sponsored by the Wellcome Trust to “celebrate the topics of health and medicine in literature”, including fiction and non-fiction.
Winner of the Prize: Mark O’Connell, To be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death.