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Nature's Great Divide - The Wallace Line

It was Alfred Russel Wallace who realized the Lombok Strait in Indonesia represents the biogeographical boundary between the fauna of Asia and Australasia, a boundary subsequently named the ‘Wallace Line’. It was tectonic plate movement that brought these disparate worlds together to create the biogeographic region known as ‘Wallacea’. On the Asian... [More]
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<p>It was Alfred Russel Wallace who realized the Lombok Strait in Indonesia represents the biogeographical boundary between the fauna of Asia and Australasia, a boundary subsequently named the ‘

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27 May

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Contending Warriors of God

The most decisive conflicts in the Third Crusade (1189-1192) were fought between the armies of the sultan Salah ad-Din and king Richard I of England. Both men were determined to win and hold the holy city of Jerusalem for their contending faiths, but respected each other and were chivalrous in both victory and defeat. They exchanged gifts and... [More]
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The most decisive conflicts in the Third Crusade (1189-1192) were fought between the armies of the sultan Salah ad-Din and king Richard I of England. Both men were determined to win and hold the holy

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03 Jun

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Owen Jones - The Visionary of Victorian Design

Owen Jones was one of the most influential Victorian design theorists of the nineteenth century. Derivative of new research into colour (polychromy) in Ancient Greek and Roman architecture, Jones asserted the fundamental role of colour and the underlying global interconnectedness of aesthetics via design throughout all cultures. Jones found support... [More]
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<p>Owen Jones was one of the most influential Victorian design theorists of the nineteenth century. Derivative of new research into colour (polychromy) in Ancient Greek and Roman architecture, Jones

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10 Jun
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An Evening with Rakhmaninov

Rakhmaninov’s music can be both exhilarating and breathtakingly beautiful. In this lecture we explore his music, including his concertos, symphonies, preludes and the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. We will also hear about his life in Russia, and his career as a touring concert pianist. Join us as we spend an evening discovering the life and music... [More]
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<p>Rakhmaninov’s music can be both exhilarating and breathtakingly beautiful. In this lecture we explore his music, including his concertos, symphonies, preludes and the Rhapsody on a Theme of

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17 Jun

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100 Years Ago: Assassination of German Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau

Walther Rathenau ‎was a ‎‎German-Jewish‎‎ ‎‎industrialist,‎‎ ‎‎writer‎‎ and ‎‎liberal‎‎ ‎‎politician, who was involved in the organisation of the war economy during World War I and campaigned in favour of a strict peace treaty dictated by the victors. ‎‎After the war he joined the left-liberal DDP and was appointed ‎‎Foreign Minister of the Weimar... [More]
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<p>Walther Rathenau ‎was a ‎‎German-Jewish‎‎ ‎‎industrialist,‎‎ ‎‎writer‎‎ and ‎‎liberal‎‎ ‎‎politician, who was involved in the organisation of the war economy during World War I and campaigned in

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24 Jun

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Grover Cleveland: The Great Two-Timer

Grover Cleveland is generally remembered only as the only American president to serve two non-consecutive terms. In between, he lost an election, although he won the most votes. But Cleveland was also the only president to be married in the White House, and a politician who fought corruption at four levels – in his party, in City Hall, in his state... [More]
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<p>Grover Cleveland is generally remembered only as the only American president to serve two non-consecutive terms. In between, he lost an election, although he won the most votes. But Cleveland was

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24 Jun

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Heroes or Traitors: Three Cold War Spies

Gordievsky, Vetrov and Penkovsky were three high-ranking Soviet spies who turned ‘double agent’ and gave secrets to the West. Spying has always been part of warfare, but the long Cold War between the Soviet Union and the West was unique because it was predominately fought by spies, not armies. The weapons in this clandestine war were lies,... [More]
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<p>Gordievsky, Vetrov and Penkovsky were three high-ranking Soviet spies who turned ‘double agent’ and gave secrets to the West. Spying has always been part of warfare, but the long Cold War between

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01 Jul

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