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Lectures in London

There are always loads of free or at least inexpensive lectures on in London. I imagine, at least I hope, it's the same in Your City™.

Here's a selection:
Magical Beliefs and the Two Cerebral Hemispheres
Psychoactive Plants and Psychic People: Does Psilocybin Really Cause Psi?
The Borley Rectory Companion
Montague Summers: Occultist, Catholic, Witch-Hater
Universe or Multiverse?
Lost Londoners
Medicine and magic in Babylon
Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie on Lost Girls
Jeremy Isaacs on the Cold War
The Mummy, the film, shown at the Petrie Museum of Egyptology (Nov 27th, dodgy link though)

And here's an mp3 of Neil Gaiman talking about the Ramayana from the British Library.

Comments

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kinesys
Nov. 10th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
I am gnawing my own liver in jealousy Steve.

Nothing cool ever happens in Kentucky.
BAH!
gbsteve
Nov. 10th, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)
I'm not so sure, we visited a couple of years ago.

At least you can download the Neil Gaiman mp3, perhaos I should make that clearer.
kinesys
Nov. 10th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
Really. Have family round here? I know there is a sizeable community of british nationals and ex-pats who work in the horse industry round these parts.

In any case, I can't speak for all parts of the states i guess. But Lexington is deathly dull. It's not even a city really. It's more like a town with pretensions.

Personally, i've been a shameless anglophile since our PBS station started showing Monty Python episodes when i was a young man.
If'n i ever hit the big money somehow, i would like to head across to your side of the pond, as i consider it my spiritual home.

Then i'd drive up to southend-on-sea and stalk Warren Ellis. I'd leap out of an alley, grip him firmly by his shoulders and start screaming "WAFFLES! DELICIOUS WAFFLES!" until he managed to get loose and run off. That would be fun. :D
gbsteve
Nov. 10th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't bother with Southend, apart from the pier it's a dump. And the main benefit of the pier is that it allows you to walk a mile out to sea away from the town.

We don't have family in Kentucky, we just drove south after Origins and KY is pretty much unavoidable. We went to Mammoth Cave, saw the My Old Kentucky Home and then on to Nashville.

We drove round Lexington for a bit. There was a parade and we got lost. We didn't stop though.

On the way back we caught the Bats at Louisville.
morbidfrog
Nov. 10th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
great i didn't know about the alan moore talk..i have booked tickets thanks to your piost
gbsteve
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
Cool. I don't know if I'm going but I thought it was worth a comment. I'm house-sitting builders at the moment so I've got time to browse around.
morbidfrog
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
he is my boyfriend idol so he is very happy indeed, we went to their signing a few weeks back and they were so nice people.

samvail
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
Looks like a Trail of Cthulhu plot device to me.
kruku
Nov. 10th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
Good post.
fractalgeek
Nov. 11th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
The Moore/Gibbons talk, I can't go to - again.

The UCL stuff - I should get this list....

Thanks
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