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language as a window into human nature

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Tuesday 21 February Life Lessons from Brian Eno Join clinical psychologist Tanya Byron as she meets the avant-garde maverick and creative mind behind U2 and Coldplay’s success, Brian Eno.

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Thursday 23 February Benjamin Franklin: The Founding Father of Open Source? Benjamin Franklin was also one of the leading scientists of his day. But was Dr. Franklin also the Founding Father of the Open Source movement?

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Monday 27 February Robert Adam's London: Beyond the Domestic Sphere Join Dr Frances Sands, curator of the exhibition Robert Adam’s London, as she explores Adam’s forgotten work in the capital.

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Sunday 12 March Jack Monroe on Greed Join the iconic food writer and campaigner Jack Monroe as she explores the way we live now.

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Monday 20 February Revamping the Vamp: Mata Hari Myths and Realities Mata Hari, a Dutch hat-maker's daughter, was executed for espionage after a secret trial during the darkest days of the First World War. Dr Julie Wheelwright will unpick the myths surrounding her.

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