Being Human Festival

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Being Human Festival
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Time Out says

The study of ‘humanities’ covers everything from modern languages to philosophy and anthropology, so condensing it into a two-week national festival sounds like a Sisyphean task (always knew that one Ancient Greek studies class would come in handy). But that will not stop the hundreds of researchers and historians involved in Being Human from delivering their ideas with a series of experimental online events. For starters, visit the Time Machine café to flick through radical publications from ’70s and ’80s activists, take an audio walk guided by robotic voices, listen to Neil Gaiman discuss the magical mind of Terry Pratchett or book a place at a creative writing class that’s all about booze. It’s broad, vague and full of strange ways to kill an hour – so it’s arrived at just the right time.

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