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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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Saturday 22 November The Tickle Stick: The Importance of Happiness and How To Get It Professors Lord Layard, Elaine Fox, and Heather Widdows discuss happiness.

See more talks like this in: society / mindtraining / happiness / happiness


Tuesday 25 November Alan Turing: The Man who invented the Computer The Contextual Lecture Series 2014
People who Changed the World
10.30 – 11.30am
This new series of Tuesday morning lectures presents some of the world’s most influential people in a new light. These talks will explore the lives of key figures in history, philosophy, politics and religion. Pre-eminent specialists cover diverse topics such as Socrates, Nelson, Pankhurst and Brunel

This new series of Tuesday morning lectures presents some of the world’s most influential people in a new light. These talks will explore the lives of key figures in history, philosophy, politics and religion. Pre-eminent specialists cover diverse topics such as Socrates, Nelson, Pankhurst and Brunel

See more talks like this in: arts / finearts / film / film / history


Tuesday 2 December Disnarration in fact and fiction Disnarration in fact and fiction: tellability and characterisation in an analysis of Tobias Wolff’s short story, Bullet in the Brain.

See more talks like this in: arts / finearts / film / film / narrative


Sunday 23 November Thinking on Sunday: Climate Change - the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth Dr David Williams proposes the arguments and solutions to climate change.

See more talks like this in: science / climatechange / climate


Monday 24 November Richard Harries, "The Christian concept of peace" Richard Harries, former Bishop of Oxford and a prolific writer on the ethics of war, discusses what Christians mean by the word 'peace'.

See more talks like this in: academic / internationalrelations / diplomacy / peace






 

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