Michael Bywater

Michael Bywater is a writer and broadcaster, and writes the Lost Worldcolumn for the Independent on Sunday, published as Lost Worlds“…a glossary of the missing, a cabinet of absent curiosities.” He has written two books, The Chronicles of Bargepole, and Godzone: Over the Outback and Into the Drink. He currently teaches at Cambridge.
Taking (Up) the Tablets: Simon Baron-Cohen, Michael Bywater, Giles Coren, Anne Karpf and Piers Paul Read

They are shared by all the religions of the Book but how resonant are the Ten Commandments in our lives today? Even such apparently obvious ones like thou shalt not kill are being questioned by the supporters of euthanasia.

Our glittering panel of writers discussed the relevance of the Ten Commandments today, proposed their own commandments and questioned the need for a common ethical backbone for the 21st century.