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Conway’s Journey Round the World, 1883–84: Part 1

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In 1882 Robert J. Jeffray and Henry Gyles Turner invited Moncure Conway to lecture in Australia. I know only that Jeffray had been a gold miner, but Turner (1831–1920) was…

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The Penultimate Curiosity: Science, Religion and the Big Questions?

Lecture date: Sun, 2nd Oct, 2016
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The Ardèche Gorge, in the South of France, is home to some of the most remarkable paintings in the world. They would be worthy of inclusion in any national gallery….

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Is it Time to Rethink the “University”?

Lecture date: Sun, 4th Dec, 2016
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Jeremiads abound on the ‘end’ or the ‘death’ of modern universities. There are claims that they are been severely compromised by ‘neoliberalism’ and social changes and left behind by technological…

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The Case for Abandoning CO2 Emission Reduction Targets

Lecture date: Sun, 10th Jul, 2016
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Global anthropogenic CO2 emissions continue their inexorable rise. The science shows that there is the increasing likelihood that the world is heading towards an environmental and humanitarian catastrophe. Yet despite…

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Stepping into Britain: The Early Human Occupation of Europe

Lecture date: Sun, 26th Feb, 2017
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As with many great discoveries they were found by chance. We had been working at Happisburgh for over a decade, but visited in May 2013 to continue geophysics on the…

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How Should the West Handle North Korea?

Lecture date: Sun, 12th Mar, 2017
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The Kim Cult Current North Korean national legend is very easily summarised. The Koryo Dynasty, between 918 and 1392, unified the peninsula. This was followed by what is called “feudal…

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Dystopian Times

Lecture date: Sun, 12th Feb, 2017
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The election and assumption to office of President Trump in January 2017 and the Brexit vote and its unfolding implications have led to widespread discussions as to whether we are…

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New Frontiers in UK Politics?

Lecture date: Sun, 5th Feb, 2017
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The new leadership of the Green Party has called for a “progressive alliance” involving Labour, Greens, Plaid Cymru, the SNP and the Lib Dems to take on the Conservatives in…

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Is the Writing on the Wall for Liberal Democracy?

Lecture date: Sun, 19th Feb, 2017
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1. Liberal Democracy after Brexit and Trump Where do the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s election leave liberal democracy? Both events are to do with the discontent of the disenfranchised…

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John Barrett – Obituary

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John Barrett (15 October 1936 – 19 January 2017) We regret to report the unexpected death of CHES member John Barrett, after some routine operations. His non-religious funeral was conducted…

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The Role of Language in Understanding Sexual Behaviour

Lecture date: Sun, 23rd Oct, 2016
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Warning: this article contains sexually explicit descriptions. This piece starts with a warning: if you are worried about explicit sexual language, you should consider skipping to a different article. The…

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What if we could Rebuild the EU?

Lecture date: Sun, 22nd Jan, 2017
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In this unique and controversial discussion event, Lucy Anderson and Professor Keith Pilbeam addressed the question of whether our focus should be on creating a brand new EU rather than…

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52. And it Got to Come Out

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“Let that boy boogie-woogie because it’s in him and it got to come out.” John Lee Hooker This will be the last post in this series… About thirty years ago, I…

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51. Becoming

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“Becoming who you are is not something one is ever finished doing.” Nietzsche It is not with sadness that we should begin this penultimate post, but with unbridled joy because,…

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