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THE FIRST GEORGE ROUSSEAU LECTURE AND A COLLOQUIUM AT MAGDALEN COLLEGE Monday 29 April 2019, Magdalen College, Oxford Thanks to a gift by George Rousseau, a scholar of eighteenth-century culture with strong links to Magdalen College, the first George Rousseau Lecture will take place on 29 April at Magdalen. It will be delivered by Professor … More ENLIGHTENMENT HUMAN RIGHTS BETWEEN LIBERTY AND EQUALITY:

A workshop on Hobbes and Gender will be held on 22-23 November at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. Registration is free. For more details see the attached poster and programme, or go to