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David Attenborough at the RSE

Do animals have an aesthetic sense? Do they ever take actions based on factors other than those of a purely  practical value? Sir David Attenborough addressed these questions in a talk given as part of the conference on The Science of Beauty at the RSE in November 2015.

Watch the full video of his talk now and read the summary report.

This video can only be viewed in the United Kingdom.

 

 

 

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Winter Seminar Series 2016.Organised by the David Hume Institute in conjunction with the Young Academy of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Speaker: Willie Rennie, MSP Liberal Democrat

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The European Union is facing unprecedented challenges, including the problems of the Euro, the refugee crisis, and turbulence in its neighbourhood. The conference will address these questions and the different possible futures for Europe. It will examine the issues in the relationship between the United Kingdom and Europe, and the way they are seen in the nations and regions. It will also look at the alternatives to EU membership should the UK decide in the coming referendum that it wishes to withdraw.

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