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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 21 August Dinosaur Landscapes and the Beginnings of Flowers Sir Peter Crane speaks on dinosaur and plant evolution and the Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs show their palaeo-garden designs.

See more talks like this in: science / naturalhistory / botany


Thursday 6 September Bridget Parsons’ Diary and the pursuit of love. The Life and Times of Lady Bridget Parsons, (1907-1972) daughter of the Earl of Rosse, Aunt of Princess Margaret Rose and Tony Snowdon

See more talks like this in: arts / books / talk / irish


Friday 17 August Lawrence of Arabia, the Arab Revolt and the forgotten few who shaped it Join historian Philip Walker to explore the Arab Revolt of 1916-18.

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Friday 17 August The Quest for Spirituality in Modern Art The spiritual quest is deeply embedded in the adventurous paths pursued by a number of artists during the 19th and 20th centuries.

See more talks like this in: arts / art / contemporaryart / painting


Friday 24 August The development of British artillery on the Western Front Andrew Breer will discuss the development of British artillery from the turn of the 19th century to the First World War.

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