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A growing need for fresh blood

Forecasts suggest Catalonia will need migrants to grow and compensate for its increasingly ageing population

Mireia Farré, in the Idescat HQ.

'Ageing is a main success of our society' Adjusting to a new social model

Should we be concerned about the ageing of the population?Not at all. I am sure we will find solutions to face these challenges. I am completely confident that everything will turn out well; we do not...

From six to seven and a half million

Fertility, life expectancy and migratory flows determine the population. This graph shows how, in the first place, between 1980 and 2000 the population remained around six million people. However, in the...

Fewer children

Catalonia went from having almost 100,000 births every year in the 1970s to 55,000 in the 1990s. In other words, there was a decline in children per woman that has since recovered slightly. The baby boom...

More deaths

For the first time in the recent history of Catalonia it is forecast that in the immediate future –before 2020– the number of deaths will outstrip that of births. The mortality rate is rising, despite...

Tom Hiddleston, the main character in The Night Manager Archive
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Le Carré makes his return to television

The much-admired John Le Carré is one of those writers on course to become a Dickens or Verne, in other words, a writer continually adapted by the audiovisual world. So far, his work has been adapted...

The Flower Portrait was long thought to be a contemporary painting of the Bard, but a 2004 investigation found it to be a 19th-century forgery. /  ARCHIVE

400 years of Shakespeare

This year is the 400th anniversary of the “Bard of Avon” who has become a global cultural icon and is often referred to as the greatest writer who ever lived

Tendencies and trends often generate unthought of consequences which themselves are trends, many liable to manipulation. The “selfie” is a case in point. (Thanks for your help Gemma) JOE HOGAN

Oh my God, my nose!

Big data and little data are used to interpret tendencies, create trends and anticipate our thoughts and desires; fashion is no exception. Are we that gullable?

A publicity shot for The Hollow Crown, the BBC series based on Shakespeare's plays. /  ARCHIVE

Bard on the box

‘The Hollow Crown' takes its inspiration from Shakespeare's history plays and is the latest TV adaptation by the BBC

Images of the show El Bressol de la Humaniatat, at CosmoCaixa.  ANDREU DALMAU/ EFE

Origins and evolution

El bressol de la humanitat runs until January next year and is the largest archaeology exhibition Cosmocaixa's has ever put on, with displays of pieces from sites in Tanzania