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language as a window into human nature

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Friday 27 March Smoke Mirrors and Sanctity: The Tudors and the Arts as Propaganda Nicole Mezey looks at the Tudors and their use of the arts as propaganda.

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Saturday 28 March Saturday Evening Lecture Series 2015 Professor Dame Sally Davies
'The risks to society of unrestricted antibiotic use'

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Friday 27 March Plato’s Phaedo and the Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur One of Plato’s most important dialogues is his Phaedo, in which Socrates discusses the immortality of the soul before he drinks the executioner’s cup of hemlock.

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Saturday 28 March Tracing Ancestors and Soldiers in British India In this half-day course, Peter Bailey describes the development of the East India Company armies, the Indian Army and the British Army in India from 1746 to Independence in 1947.

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Sunday 29 March Shipwrecked with Vincent Deary Expect a warm and inspiring morning with one of the UK’s best thinkers.

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