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language as a window into human nature

For a change, here's a link to a great talk on language by Steven Pinker

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Wednesday 25 April The Firbank Beneath My Foot The life and times of Ronald Firbank, writer and fantasist and his last memorial in Campo Verano Cemetery, Rome

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Thursday 26 April Film Screening – Fred Zinnemann’s The Search In honour of Fred Zinnemann’s birth month and as part of The Wiener Library’s Fate Unknown exhibition series, we are pleased to host a free screening of Zinnemann’s The Search.

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Monday 30 April On translating Martin McDonagh Micheál Ó Conghaile on his Irish language translations of the London-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh

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Friday 4 May The British fiasco in Norway, 1940 John Kiszely discusses the British campaign in Norway, which took place early on in the Second World War.

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Sunday 13 May Save Democracy – Abolish Voting Save Democracy – Abolish Voting is a meditation on the nature of democracy in the digital age.

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