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From Phantasmagoria to Science! 27 May 2014 13:00 - 14:00 2014-05-27 13:00:00 2014-05-27 14:00:00

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Forget PowerPoint, Blu-ray and HD, be entertained, amazed and enlightened by the leading edge technology of the 19th Century. Join Cristina...

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Pleasure, Pain & the Capacity to Relate 27 May 2014 13:00 - 14:00 2014-05-27 13:00:00 2014-05-27 14:00:00

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Psychoanalysis and the Arts have always been companions: Freud draws on Sophocles and Michelangelo; Jung on Hesse; and Lacan and Irigaray...

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Subtitles, Surtitles and Supertitles 27 May 2014 13:00 - 14:00 2014-05-27 13:00:00 2014-05-27 14:00:00

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Wallander, The Killing, Borgen. We’re watching more and more TV series with subtitles. Theatre audiences are welcoming visiting productions...

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Find the Mind’s Construction in the Face 27 May 2014 13:00 - 17:00 2014-05-27 13:00:00 2014-05-27 17:00:00

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The plaster life and death masks in the Noel Collection were gathered in mid-19th Century Dresden to illustrate ‘good’ and ‘bad’ types of...

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Blimey! We’re All Cockneys Now 27 May 2014 18:30 - 19:30 2014-05-27 18:30:00 2014-05-27 19:30:00

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In the late Romantic period 1810-30, Cockney was a derogatory term for those lower middle class Londoners that created the suburbs of...

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After Winter Comes Spring (Winter Ade), 1988 27 May 2014 18:30 - 21:00 2014-05-27 18:30:00 2014-05-27 21:00:00

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After Winter Comes Spring (Winter Ade), 1988, Dir. Helke Misselwitz, 115 min. German with English subtitlesMisselwitz explores the space...

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Cafe Culture: Games at the Grant 27 May 2014 19:00 - 21:00 2014-05-27 19:00:00 2014-05-27 21:00:00

UCL Grant Museum of Zoology Rockefeller Building
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Will you play true in Love, Chivalry and Consequences? Survive the Journey of Love & Tenderness? Translate the words of Polglish? or Risk...

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Still Digging...But in the Archives 28 May 2014 13:00 - 14:00 2014-05-28 13:00:00 2014-05-28 14:00:00

Institute of Archaeology Lecture Theatre G.06 UCL Institute of Archaeology
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Archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler was an early television star but his contribution to British archaeology has been overshadowed by his...

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An Appointment with Dante 28 May 2014 13:00 - 14:00 2014-05-28 13:00:00 2014-05-28 14:00:00

Roberts Lecture Theatre 106, Roberts Building UCL
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Dante, the altissimo poeta of heaven and hell in European letters, is still with us and still going strong, and an hour spent in his...

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Flickering, Lost, Forgotten: London’s Silent Picture Palaces. 28 May 2014 14:00 - 16:00 2014-05-28 14:00:00 2014-05-28 16:00:00

Odeon Cinema 30 Tottenham Court Rd
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Join Chris O’Rourke to explore London’s silent cinema history through Bloomsbury and the West End: retracing the steps of early film-goers...

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This is Where we Came in. Memories of 60’s Cinema-Going 28 May 2014 18:30 - 19:30 2014-05-28 18:30:00 2014-05-28 19:30:00

Roberts G06, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building UCL
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The 1960s were pivotal but what were they really like? Permissive or conservative? Swinging London or kitchen sink? Melvyn Stokes and...

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Ronald Reagan Movie Star 28 May 2014 18:30 - 19:30 2014-05-28 18:30:00 2014-05-28 19:30:00

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Future US president Ronald Reagan made 53 Hollywood movies from 1937 to 1965. He is conventionally remembered as a limited actor...

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You Must Read this Book! 28 May 2014 18:30 - 20:00 2014-05-28 18:30:00 2014-05-28 20:00:00

Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building UCL
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What’s the best book you haven’t heard of? Come along and hear the panellists pitch for the book they’re determined you should read. With...

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Auschwitz: Awkward Approaches 29 May 2014 12:00 - 15:00 2014-05-29 12:00:00 2014-05-29 15:00:00

Roberts G06, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building UCL
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Over the post-war decades the name Auschwitz became a symbol for the Holocaust. It is often used as a synonym for absolute evil. The...

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Midnight Moonshine 29 May 2014 12:00 - 12:45 2014-05-29 12:00:00 2014-05-29 12:45:00

Wilkins Haldane Room, Wilkins Building UCL
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A concert on the variety of moods at midnight: joy, despondency, gloom and humour. Music as a reflection and surreal rehearsal of life in...

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Jeremy Bentham & the Ones that Got Away 29 May 2014 13:00 - 14:00 2014-05-29 13:00:00 2014-05-29 14:00:00

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On 28 March 1791, James Martin, with seven male convicts, one female convict and two infants, stole the governor’s six-oared cutter to make...

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Philosophy and Theatre 29 May 2014 13:00 - 14:00 2014-05-29 13:00:00 2014-05-29 14:00:00

Roberts Lecture Theatre 106, Roberts Building UCL
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Philosophy and theatre are twins. They emerged from the same place at the same time: Ancient Greece in the 6th Century BC. Since then, they...

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Telling Mother Tongues. Ponglish: Playing with Words 29 May 2014 13:00 - 14:00 2014-05-29 13:00:00 2014-05-29 14:00:00

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The number of migrants and their economic impact are often measured and the figures cited in the media. These numbers miss the human...

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Telling Mother Tongues. I am Polish: Meet the Artists 29 May 2014 14:00 - 18:00 2014-05-29 14:00:00 2014-05-29 18:00:00

Roberts G08, Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building UCL
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The number of migrants and their economic impact are often measured and the figures cited in the media. These numbers miss the human...

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Sauna on the Moon (Chang’e), 2011 29 May 2014 18:30 - 20:30 2014-05-29 18:30:00 2014-05-29 20:30:00

Roberts G06, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building UCL
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Sauna on the Moon (Chang’e), 2011Dir. Zou Peng, 95 min. Chinese with English subtitles.Zou Peng’s satirical film is a study of the...

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London's Burning: Our Habitat in Times of Crisis 29 May 2014 18:30 - 19:30 2014-05-29 18:30:00 2014-05-29 19:30:00

Roberts Lecture Theatre 106, Roberts Building UCL
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  Contemporary discussions of the crisis of global capitalism depict the city as a locus of particular vulnerability; the centre of a...

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1492: The Year that the World Went Global 29 May 2014 18:30 - 19:30 2014-05-29 18:30:00 2014-05-29 19:30:00

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‘In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue’. He was, as we know, trying to reach the East by sailing West. Why? And why had no one tried...

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Landscapes Within: Experience the Music 29 May 2014 18:30 - 19:30 2014-05-29 18:30:00 2014-05-29 19:30:00

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  A chamber orchestra will perform the world premiere of the compositions of Belinda E. S., conducted by Christopher Petrie.   Have you...

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Music Revolution! Mozart. Rossini. Whatever Next? 29 May 2014 20:00 - 21:30 2014-05-29 20:00:00 2014-05-29 21:30:00

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In April 1817 opera in London changed: Mozart and Da Ponte's Don Giovanni (1787) was finally performed at the King's Theatre 30 years after...

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Books Before Towels: Germans on the Beach 30 May 2014 13:00 - 14:00 2014-05-30 13:00:00 2014-05-30 14:00:00

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Time for a holiday? What will you be reading? Mererid Puw Davies offers highlights from the contemporary German literary scene and newly...

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£10. Tenner. Ayrton. Brown Beer Token. What is it? 30 May 2014 13:00 - 14:00 2014-05-30 13:00:00 2014-05-30 14:00:00

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Leonie Hannan and Kate Smith are bringing together researchers from different disciplines and across London universities and museums to...

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*RESCHEDULED* “Let Nature Have You For a While!” - Scandinavian Landscapes 15 October 2013 18:00 - 20:00

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*Rescheduled* to Tuesday 15 October at 6pm. The recital will now form part of the UCL Chamber Music Club's concert series. For more...

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Queer Middle Ages: Saints and Knights 16 May 2013 18:30 - 19:30

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Queer Theory analyses how societies organise and police gender and sexuality; it aims to render visible, articulate and intelligible ways...

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Staging Daniel’s ‘Cleopatra’ 16 May 2013 18:30 - 19:30

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Yasmin Arshad, a PhD student in the English Department, recently discovered a portrait of a Jacobean lady in costume as Cleopatra. It is...

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Myth: From the Ancient World to Modernity 16 May 2013 13:00 - 14:00

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A panel and Q&A on myth and mythology with Professor Chris Carey, Professor Miriam Leonard and Dr Rosa Andújar. Dr Giulia Biffis...

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Do You Really Know Jane Austen? The Ultimate Quiz 15 May 2013 18:30 - 19:30

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Lovers of Jane Austen's fiction will discover the answers to some crucial questions about her novels - why is it risky to go to the...

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Lingua franca: Global and Local French in the Middle Ages 15 May 2013 18:30 - 19:30

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During the Middle Ages, French was the international language of literature, commerce and politics. Texts in French survive from...

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Drama & Theatre in Ancient Rome: Braggart Soldiers, Parasites & Murderers? 15 May 2013 13:00 - 14:00

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Full title: Drama & Theatre in Ancient Rome: Braggart Soldiers, Parasites & Murderers on the Stage? This talk provides an introduction to...

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Dada and the Great Mother: The Psychology of Art & the Art of Psychology 14 May 2013 18:30 - 19:30

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This session begins by situating Jung’s pictorial work in his Red Book, 'Liber Novus'. It reconstructs the intersection between figures of...

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W.G. Sebald - New Views of an Old Master 14 May 2013 18:30 - 19:30

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The German-born émigré author W.G. Sebald burst onto the international literary scene in the 1990s with an astonishing series of prose...

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Martial Arts: Screening of The Sword Identity (2011) 14 May 2013 18:00 - 21:00

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As a continuation of the UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity (CCHH) Festival of Film and the Body, we present 'The Sword Identity' ...

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Heaven & Hell Over Lunch: An Introduction to Dante 14 May 2013 13:00 - 14:00

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A brief introduction to Dante, his life and times, and his work, plus an account of the 'Divina Commedia' and why it matters. Accompanied...

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Refunctioning the Media in the Work of John Heartfield 13 May 2013 18:30 - 19:30

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In the essay 'The Author as Producer', Walter Benjamin calls for a refunctioning (Umfunktionierung) of new media. According to Benjamin,...

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Visual Representations of Violent Pasts 13 May 2013 18:30 - 20:00

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This session reflects on some of the different ways in which violent pasts are made present through visual representations, including art,...

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John Ford's 'Young Mr Lincoln' (1939) 13 May 2013 13:00 - 14:00

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Generally considered the best Lincoln movie prior to the recent Spielberg offering, director John Ford's 'Young Mr Lincoln' offers a mythic...

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Who or What Killed Franz Ferdinand? 13 May 2013 13:00 - 14:00

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If we take the assassination of the Austrian Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo as the reason for the First World War, it would be a...

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Interdisciplinary Postmodernism: Re-Thinking the Sixties 11 May 2013 09:30 - 18:00

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'Interdisciplinary Italy' is a network which brings together musicians, academics, museum curators, artists and teachers interested in 20th...

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Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall... 10 May 2013 13:00 - 14:30

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Do you wish you were more creative but you’re not sure how to go about it? Would you like to get to know yourself a bit better? This is...

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Smoking at the Odeon: Memories of British Cinema-Going of the 1960s 10 May 2013 13:00 - 14:00

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British cinema produced two competing versions of the 1960s. The ‘kitchen sink’ dramas, such as 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning'(1960)...

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Self-Exposed: The Intensity & Variety of Self-Portraiture 9 May 2013 18:30 - 19:30

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The self-portrait is the most intriguing facet of portraiture with the artist as model being constantly available but forever...

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Primitivism: The Power of Unruly Passions 9 May 2013 18:30 - 19:30

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A Collection of Mini Lectures from the School of European Culture, Languages & Society (SELCS) From the primitive, to the sexual, to the...

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Just Highway Robbery and the Super-rich 9 May 2013 18:30 - 19:30

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Full title: Just Highway Robbery & the Super-rich: Their Money or Their Political Rights!  ‘I think that the poorest he that is in England...

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Choosing to Remember/Choosing to Forget: Shaping Legacies of a Violent Past 9 May 2013 13:00 - 15:00

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This interdisciplinary panel is organised by the AHRC-funded research group ‘Reverberations of War in Germany and Europe since 1945’, based...

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Jeremy Bentham on the Sexuality of Jesus 9 May 2013 13:00 - 13:30

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Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832), philosopher and reformer, and the intellectual inspiration for the founding of the University of London (now...

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The World Through a Russian Lens 9 May 2013 13:00 - 14:00

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The first Russian feature films were made just over a century ago and from the start the gaze of Russian film-makers has been trained not...

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Café Culture Series: What are Fairy Tales? 8 May 2013 19:00 - 21:00

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(Image © 'Crocodilian', Hannah Battershell, 2012) Come and join us for this exciting session on fairy tales and find out how the language...

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The Future of the Arts - debate, drinks and canapes 8 May 2013 18:00 - 20:00

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Join what is sure to be a lively debate on 'the future of the arts', followed by drinks and canapes at the Wellcome Collection. The panel...

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Slade Salon 8 May 2013 14:00 - 18:00

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The Slade Salon is an afternoon of short taster presentations on current research projects at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, with video...

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Risk, Safety and the Price of Life 8 May 2013 13:00 - 14:00

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Many aspects of ordinary life, such as work and transport, pose small risks of death to people who use machinery or services. Normally...

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Lunchtime Poetry: Five UCL Poets – Live 8 May 2013 13:00 - 14:00

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Poet Mark Ford reads his own work, alongside other established poets Oli Hazzard, Dante Michaux, Harriet Moore and Declan Ryan, all of whom...

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What Makes a Piece of Music Romantic? 8 May 2013 13:00 - 14:00

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We can detect in a few seconds whether a piece of music we are listening to is romantic in style. So we ought to be able to say what...

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