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language as a window into human nature

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Monday 30 November The Reading Agency Lecture: Shami Chakrabarti The lecture aims to provide a platform for leading writers and thinkers to share original, challenging ideas about reading and libraries.

See more talks like this in: arts / literature / fiction / british / 21stcentury / authors

Tuesday 1 December Do we need to leave our cars at home to create better urban environments? Annual IET Sir Henry Royce Memorial Lecture to suggest how low-carbon and intelligent technologies can reduce congestion and pollution in cities

See more talks like this in: society / history / london / transport

Wednesday 2 December How To Die Like a Victorian The Victorian preoccupation with death and dying might seem morbid to modern eyes. But have we now gone too far in the opposite direction?

See more talks like this in: science / medicine / medicine / medicine

Friday 4 December Shadow Without Object Symposium Shadow Without Object: an interdisciplinary symposium on photographic futures in a post-digital context.

See more talks like this in: arts / photography / talk / imagemaking

Thursday 10 December Lifting the lid - the Royal Society since 1960 Join Dr Peter Collins to explore the Royal Society’s fascinating journey from post war to present day.

See more talks like this in: society / science / publicengagement


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