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Saturday 29 July Keats in Hampstead Walk Join Keats House for a guided walk of Hampstead, exploring the life, times and work of John Keats.

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Saturday 29 July A Joy Forever: ‘I Almost Wish We Were Butterflies’ Join poets Julia Bird and Mike Sims for afternoon tea – with readings, games, gifts, tea and cake – as they explore Keats’ summer days.

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Saturday 29 July Deep philosophy, deep ecology 4 presentations with Q & A discussion Philosophy in the West – especially in its English-speaking part – has been considered an isolated and private venture, with little influence upon the way in which societies conduct themselves: like Earth itself in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, its description hovers between "harmless" and "mostly harmless". But is this really the case? Can we trace today`s ecological crisis to the philosophy (or philosophies) adopted consciously or unconsciously in recent centuries?

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Monday 31 July Philosophy in theory and practice – Plato's Seventh Letter - 2 Plato on the requirements of the philosophical life

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Tuesday 1 August Royal Visits to Newport, South Wales Stories, photographs and anecdotes ( with audience involvement) of Royal Visits to Newport, South Wales in the last 100 years

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