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War & peace: the message of Kinder eggs

Mon 12 September 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST

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£2.00 – £5.00
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What is the origin of human conflict and how can we make peace? The Bible offers one answer in the myth of Babel: God ‘confused their tongues’ of humanity so that humans could no longer cooperate as a species and threaten the power of the divine. But is linguistic diversity really the source of human conflict?

In this talk, Keith Kahn-Harris, author of The Babel Message: A Love Letter to Language, will argue that incomprehension can actually be a beautiful thing. He will show how something apparently trivial – the multilingual warning messages in Kinder Surprise Eggs – can allow us to appreciate the glorious, messy diversity of human language.

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Date:
Mon 12 September
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7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Cost:
£2.00 – £5.00
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Queen Square or Online
16 Queen Square
Bath, BA1 2HN
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