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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 1 April The Life and Secrets of Almina Carnarvon An Illustrated talk from William Cross, FSA Scot on Almina, 5th Countess of Carnarvon, of Tutankhamun Fame and Highclere Castle, the back drop to Downton Abbey

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Thursday 2 April In Conversation: Ellen Altfest and Jennifer Higgie American painter Ellen Altfest discusses her practice with writer and co-editor of Frieze, Jennifer Higgie.

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Saturday 4 April Saturday Evening Lecture Series 2015 Allan Little
'A Witness to War'

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Wednesday 22 April Picturing Dante/Pacing the Nightmare Beautifully ​(Inferno Cantos 11–20 The return of this popular series at twice its original length as THE COURSE makes its contribution to celebrations across the world to mark the 750th anniversary of the birth of the poet Dante Alighieri in Florence in 1265.

What Botticelli, Flaxman, Blake, Gustav Doré, Salvador Dalì and others drew and painted when they read Dante, in The Divine Comedy, speaking of what he saw, on a journey no man had ever made before, through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise.

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CANCELLED: Wednesday 1 April Family History: Caught in Court Learn about the English legal system and the records that may give you a fascinating insight into your ancestors' lives.

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