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Science and Literature Seminars: Francis Galton, Karl Pearson and the Biographical Laboratory

This talk will explore Francis Galton's use of biography; it will account for his use of biographical dictionaries as the basis for his early work in eugenics, including his own attempts to institute a so-called 'Golden Book of Thriving Families' as foundational work for early British sociology. More...

Starts: Dec 2, 2014 5:30:00 PM

Books Before Towels: Germans on the Beach

Publication date: Apr 25, 2014 3:12:32 PM

Start: May 30, 2014 1:00:00 PM
End: May 30, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Location: Roberts G06, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1H 0AT

German beach chair

Time for a holiday? What will you be reading? Mererid Puw Davies offers highlights from the contemporary German literary scene and newly re-issued classic works: all of them entertaining, gripping or fortifying – and all in English translation.

Learn more about: Irmgard Keun’s ‘Weimar-era Bridget Jones’; Ingo Schulz’s humorous panorama of the post-reunification East; Daniel Kehlmann’s twin stories of the explorer Humboldt and the mathematician Gauss; Hans Keilson’s Dutch couple offering shelter to a Jew during the German occupation; and more. Find out what the well-read holidaymaker is packing this year.

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