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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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Wednesday 31 May Film Screening: Unit 731 – Did Emperor Hirohito Know? Part of The Wiener Library's Science + Suffering Series

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Thursday 1 June Benjamin Franklin, Time and the Clockwork of the American Constitution Dan Kryder will explore Franklin's role in the framing of the Constitution with a particular focus on how "the divine science of politics"

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Monday 5 June Plotinus on the Beautiful Exploring Plotinus' treatise on the Beautiful - a reading and discussion.

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Tuesday 6 June Lady Winifred Burghclere and her four troublesome daughters Lady Winifred Burghclere and her Troublesome Daughters : Four Immoral Tales From The Roaring Twenties.

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Tuesday 6 June Get the Talking Mongoose Gef! the Strange Tale of an Extra-Special Talking Mongoose

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