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'The Sense of Style': Steven Pinker, appearing at the Sheldonian Theatre on Tuesday 23rd September at 7pm

One of the most scintillating author events with which I have ever been involved was when we played host to Steven Pinker at the Sheldonian Theatre. 484 more words

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The Scottish Referendum - A Rare Perspective

With just a fortnight to go until Scotland’s historic referendum, many people are preparing to answer the question ‘Should Scotland become an independent country?’ Let’s consider some historical context. 562 more words

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The Glasgow School of Art Fire - Blackwell's Rare Books Makes a Donation

This from Derek Walker, Manager of Blackwell’s Rare and Antiquarian dept

In May this year the Glasgow School of Art suffered a terrible tragedy when an accidental fire threatened the entirety of their famous Charles Rennie Mackintosh building. 476 more words

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New Murakami, Early Opening, Signed Copy to be won!

We are booksellers so we love Haruki Murakami (it seems to be a law of bookselling). Ever since this new novel was published in Japan 18 months agao to scenes reminiscent of The Beatles our bookish senses have been tingling with anticipation. 87 more words

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World Humanist Congress 2014 Highlights

What a weekend! With over 1000 delegates from all over the world descending on Oxford for the 2014 World Humanist Congress, and a series of ten world-famous humanists giving free talks in the Norrington Room, the bookshop was absolutely buzzing. 277 more words

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World Humanist Congress 2014 - Sunday's Speakers

It’s the final day of our fabulous free World Humanist Congress talks here in the bookshop, in our world-famous Norrington Room! If you haven’t made it down to one yet, now is your chance to be part of #WHC2014, and have your thoughts thoroughly provoked. 141 more words

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World Humanist Congress 2014 - Saturday's Speakers

The World Humanist Congress is in full swing today, and we have another four great talks from some remarkable speakers laid on in the bookshop today – just pop down to the Norrington Room for any or all of these free 20 minute talks! 211 more words

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