Nadine O’Regan: The art of conversation in a post-pandemic age

When socialising resumes, we’re all going to have to re-learn what it means to be human – in the company of other humans

1st May, 2021
Nadine O’Regan: The art of conversation in a post-pandemic age
‘Graham Norton inevitably locates a topic that unites his guests . . . ’when stuck, think of what unites you and move the conversation onwards.’ Picture: PA

What on earth did we talk about in the before-times? I’m serious: I have no clue. Covid-19 hasn’t just imprisoned us physically on this island in the past year, it has taken a harpoon to our social abilities too. Plenty of us used to be excellent at the art of socialising; now we’re wondering how we ever did anything in polite society.

“Socialising takes it out of you,” observed...

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