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language as a window into human nature

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Saturday 27 September The Scottish Referendum 2014 in Historical Perspective A tribute to the work of Professor Christopher Whatley.

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

Thursday 2 October Writing Wrongs What role do literature, science and policy play in protecting the planet?

See more talks like this in: science / environment / conservation

Wednesday 29 October The science of zombie killing Discover what you really should arm yourself with if the zombie apocalypse happens this Halloween!

See more talks like this in: academic / historyofart / museum / museum

Sunday 21 September Myths and Mysteries of the Thames What’s lurking in the water? Discover pagan Thames rituals, sacred rites, magic, myths, urban legends and monsters.

See more talks like this in: arts / books / history / military / wwi / infantrymen

Sunday 21 September Stories from the Docks A lively look at the rise, fall and rebirth of London's docks from ancient history to modern redevelopment.

See more talks like this in: leisure / outdoor / sport / river


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