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language as a window into human nature

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Tuesday 25 September The Carnarvons of Highclere Castle and Downton Abbey An illustrated talk by William Cross, FSA Scot giving an overview of all the past 8 Earls of Carnarvon and their respective Countesses of Highclere Castle, Hampshire, stretching from 1793 until the present day. NB Highclere Castle is the backdrop to TV’s period romp Downton Abbey.

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Wednesday 26 September Entrepreneurial Masterclass with Patrick Gunning The Centre of Entrepreneurship host Entrepreneurial Masterclasses which offer advanced insights into the career journey of successful entrepreneurs.

See more talks like this in: music / appreciation / masterclass

Thursday 27 September Philosophies of East and West This 16-week course will introduce you to the major systems of thought of East and West. They are arranged under three subject headings: Ethics, Sociopolitics and Philosophy of History.

See more talks like this in: academic / ethics / ethicaldilemmas / politicalphilosophy / ethics

Friday 28 September The end of the First World War in East Africa Robert Fleming, the National Army Museum’s Templar Study Centre Manager, discusses the end of the First World War in East Africa.

See more talks like this in: academic / history / britain / 20thcentury / 21stcentury / world

Monday 1 October The Gods of the Platonic Tradition 2 The second of three evenings exploring the nature of the Gods as understood by the Platonists of the ancient world.

See more talks like this in: religion / spirituality / spiritualdevelopment / mythology


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