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November 4, 2022

Dating the Cerne Abbas Giant | Martin Papworth

In March 2020, in the final week before Covid lockdown, the National Trust excavated four small trenches across the feet and elbows of the Cerne Abbas Giant.

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Around the world in 80 plants

October 13, 2022

The Secret Lives of Plants | Professor Jonathan Drori

In this copiously illustrated talk, Jonathan Drori brings to life the science, history, culture and folklore of plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own.

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October 12, 2022

ORIGINS: How the Earth Shaped Human History | Professor Lewis Dartnell

By taking us through millennia of human history, and billions of years into our planet’s past, Professor Lewis Dartnell tells us the ultimate origin story.

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John Cowper Powys

July 5, 2022

John Cowper Powys: A Man Between Worlds | Dr Kevan Manwaring

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Dorset-based novelist John Cowper Powys, Dr Kevan Manwaring re-examines his influences, oeuvre, and legacy with a special focus on his ‘Wessex Quartet’ of novels (Maiden Castle; Weymouth Sands; A Glastonbury Romance; Wolf Solent).

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