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Friday 27 November Science with a million people Join Chris Lintott for an exploration of the past, present and future of citizen science and discover the power of people behind it.

See more talks like this in: science / chemistry / biochemistry / catalysis / newtopic

Monday 30 November The Reading Agency Lecture: Shami Chakrabarti The lecture aims to provide a platform for leading writers and thinkers to share original, challenging ideas about reading and libraries.

See more talks like this in: arts / literature / fiction / british / 21stcentury / authors

Tuesday 1 December Do we need to leave our cars at home to create better urban environments? Annual IET Sir Henry Royce Memorial Lecture to suggest how low-carbon and intelligent technologies can reduce congestion and pollution in cities

See more talks like this in: society / history / london / transport

Wednesday 2 December How To Die Like a Victorian The Victorian preoccupation with death and dying might seem morbid to modern eyes. But have we now gone too far in the opposite direction?

See more talks like this in: science / medicine / medicine / medicine

Thursday 26 November Brief therapy for stopping addictions - a practical skills-based day New ideas and techniques from various schools of brief, solution-focused therapy showing how it's possible to help transform lives.

See more talks like this in: arts / finearts / therapy


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