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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 3 March Treasures of the Court / Madame de Pompadour (1745–64) Covering 500 years, 38 patrons and several continents, this course is an examination of audacious acts of patronage and how they resulted in some of the finest art collections in the world.

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Wednesday 4 March Where Theory Belongs: Catharine Rossi Where Theory Belongs is a series of ten lectures programmed and chaired by Dr. Stephen Wilson as part of CCW’s General Theory Forum, which places the excitement of theory back into the hands of the speaker and the audience.

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Thursday 5 March 'The Magic Lantern': Charles Dickens and London In this talk, Tony Williams will explore some of the ways in which this greatest writer of the city found his inspiration in the metropolis.

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Saturday 7 March Saturday Evening Lecture Series 2015 Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell
'Tapping all our talents: Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics'

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Sunday 8 March Double bill: Maria Querida & Claudia Jones: Hidden Herstories Two significant feminists who deserve greater recognition plus discussion.

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