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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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Sunday 31 May ITAY TALGAM ON INSPIRING BRILLIANCE In a rare visit to the UK, Itay Talgam tells us what the great conductors can teach us about inspiring unpredictable brilliance in ourselves and others.

See more talks like this in: music / appreciation / concert / orchestra

Wednesday 10 June Should Humanists Eat Animals? by Phil Walder Phil argues that, apart from the moral questions about killing and eating animals, the best thing that each of us can do for the planet, is to become vegetarian.

See more talks like this in: leisure / food / home / cooking / vegetarian

Friday 19 June Babycham and Bitter Beers Join Len Morgan for this slideshow tour and talk

See more talks like this in: arts / art / chester

Friday 10 July (Day 1 of 2) Integrating Language and Literature in the Classroom A one and a half day symposium (10-11 July 2015) for A Level teachers looking for ways to teach and resource new specifications

See more talks like this in: academic / arts / linguistics / stylistics

Saturday 30 May Family History: Tracing your Trade and Craftsman Ancestors Many of our surnames hark back to our ancestors' trades and crafts, for example, Butcher, Baker or Thatcher. In this half-day workshop, Adele Emm helps us to learn about the non-industrial trades and crafts in which our ancestors worked.

See more talks like this in: academic / culture / crafts


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