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Learning Online

Information is everywhere. Here’s our growing list of places that keep learning alive online.

Ministers sit at a round dinner-table guzzling guineas, while through the window is seen a hungry mob. James Gillray, 1795. Liberal Arts
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Wealth

Humanity must reply to this question, or be shaken to pieces by it.

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Bristol Undergraduate Conference

The day will include talks by notable interdisciplinary scholars, including Professor Robert Fowler, Dr. Sarah Dillon, Dr. Kathryn Telling and Dr. Liz Bird.

Grammatica - Grammar from Septem-artes-liberales_Herrad-von-Landsberg_Hortus-deliciarum
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Colons and Semicolons

Grammar is recognised as one of the seven liberal arts. The School of Life offers a brief but fascinating explanation of the subtlety of the semicolon.

Learning and the Soul in Plato's allegory of the cave
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Learning and the Soul

In Plato’s Republic the allegory of the cave reveals that each of us has a unique capacity to learn.

A Moonlight with a Lighthouse, Coast of Tuscany (1789) by Joseph Wright of Derby. Courtesy Tate Britain, London
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We need a new Romanticism

Neuroscience was part of the dinner conversation in my family, often a prerequisite for truth. Want to talk about art? Not without neuroscience.

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This is Water

This is Water is a commencement speech given by David Foster Wallace on 21st May 2005 at Kenyon College.