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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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Wednesday 20 November The Apology of Socrates - a reading and discussion Exploring the Apology of Socrates in two evenings - part 1

See more talks like this in: academic / religion / religion / philosophy


Saturday 23 November The Haunted Landscape: Magic and Monsters of the British Isles The Haunted Landscape: our one-day symposium on the folklore, magic and monsters of the British Isles and beyond.

See more talks like this in: arts / film / genre / occult


Tuesday 26 November The Firbank Beneath My Foot: The Life and Times of Ronald Firbank The life and times of Ronald Firbank, writer and fantasist and his last memorial in Campo Verano Cemetery, Rome. The Firbank family were based in Newport, South Wales for several generations.

See more talks like this in: academic / history / ancient / rome


Tuesday 26 November "The Kindness of Strangers": Hitler, Beveridge and the origins of the Academic Assistance Council Professor Mick Cox, Director of LSE Ideas, outlines how and why William Beveridge set up the Academic Assistance Council in 1933 to help fellow academics fleeing totalitarianism in Nazi Germany and elsewhere.

See more talks like this in: politics / immigration / asylum


Monday 2 December The Apology of Socrates - a reading and discussion (2) Exploring the Apology of Socrates in two evenings - part 2

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