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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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Tuesday 21 August Dinosaur Landscapes and the Beginnings of Flowers Sir Peter Crane speaks on dinosaur and plant evolution and the Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs show their palaeo-garden designs.

See more talks like this in: science / naturalhistory / botany


Thursday 6 September Bridget Parsons’ Diary and the pursuit of love. The Life and Times of Lady Bridget Parsons, (1907-1972) daughter of the Earl of Rosse, Aunt of Princess Margaret Rose and Tony Snowdon

See more talks like this in: arts / books / talk / irish


Friday 24 August The development of British artillery on the Western Front Andrew Breer will discuss the development of British artillery from the turn of the 19th century to the First World War.

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Wednesday 29 August Nazi Exhibition Design and Modernism Part of The Wiener Library’s London 1938 exhibition series.

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Friday 31 August The Special Boat Squadron in the Second World War: A band of renegade cut-throats Author Gavin Mortimer discusses the history of the Special Boat Squadron.

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