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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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Monday 17 December Plato on Justice Plato sees justice as the basis of a healthy individual and a healthy society: we explore his reasons for this.

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Sunday 13 January Civil Partnerships for All Should Civil Partnerships be open to both mixed-sex as well as same-sex couples? What are the implications?

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Tuesday 15 January Lab Rats: Why Modern Work Makes People Miserable What can be done to recoup some sanity and dignity for the expanding class of middle-class serfs?

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Tuesday 15 January I’m A Joke And So Are You Comic Robin Ince uses the life of the stand-up as a way of exploring some of the biggest questions we all face.

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Thursday 17 January Lois Sturt : Wild Child : The Flapper of Flappers Lois Sturt's biographer, William Cross, FSA Scot provides an illustrated talk on the dazzling Hon. Lois Ina Sturt, Viscountess Tredegar, the flapper of all flappers

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