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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 1 September Will We Crash Again? Why Capitalism Needs Debt Write-offs to Survive Mainstream economists failed to anticipate the great financial crash of 2007-8. In this talk, Professor Steve Keen will share his view on the bigger picture – including recent financial developments around the world.

See more talks like this in: academic / history / usa / coldwar / economy


Monday 7 September The Vickers Wellington The Vickers Wellington was the only RAF bomber to serve from the first day of the European war to the last, and to serve as such in every theatre of World War II.

See more talks like this in: arts / books


Wednesday 9 September The Kite and Key Join Education Manager, Stephen Wilson, for a lecture and live demonstration exploring the science and speculation behind Franklin’s infamous and much-mythologised ‘kite and key’ experiment.

See more talks like this in: academic / historyofscience / technology


Wednesday 9 September The Poulton Project Talk by Kevin Cootes

See more talks like this in: arts / archaeology / archaeology


Thursday 10 September ‘Design for Living’: Life Inside the Tuberculosis Sanatorium Sanatoria were the institutional answer to tuberculosis from the end of the 19th century until the successful outpatient use of anti-tuberculosis drugs in the 20th century, but what was life like inside?

See more talks like this in: arts / design / graphicdesign / design






 

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