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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 19 February The Carnarvons of Highclere Castle and Downton Abbey An illustrated talk by William Cross, FSA Scot giving an overview of all the past 8 Earls of Carnarvon and their respective Countesses of Highclere Castle, Hampshire, stretching from 1793 until the present day. NB Highclere Castle is the backdrop to TV’s period romp Downton Abbey.

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Monday 26 February Diotima's path of Love in Plato's Symposium An exploration of the teachings of Diotima, and her place in Plato's philosophic outlook.

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Thursday 1 March Secret Lives Exposed: If Walls Could Talk ‘Secret Lives Exposed: If Walls Could Talk’ will see award-winning authors Sarah Dunant, Bettany Hughes and Suzannah Lipscomb share stories from history’s hidden lives, from the private life of Henry VIII to the secrets of Renaissance courtesans, cloistered nuns and a Pope's daughter. The talk will take place on 1 March, 7:30pm at the Royal Geographical Society, and will be followed by an audience Q&A led by BBC HARDTalk presenter and Just a Drop Patron Stephen Sackur. All proceeds from the evening will go towards Just a Drop's safe water and sanitation projects.

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Friday 2 March ‘Eve in Khaki': Women and the British Army, 1917-48 Professor Lucy Noakes discusses the key role women played in Britain in both world wars.

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Wednesday 7 March Kipling’s ‘The Eyes of Asia’ Join historian, broadcaster and author, Charles Allen, for a talk on Rudyard Kipling’s final fictional work on India.

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