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The Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment is a new and fast-expanding research centre with an annual programme of lectures, seminars and conferences on every aspect of the Enlightenment and the Eighteenth Century - from debates about tolerance and freedom of speech, questions of intelligent design and atheism, to issues of colonialism and commercial economy. We bring together internationally renowned scholars, post-doctoral fellows, graduates and undergraduates in every major discipline across the Humanities - Classics, English, French, German, History, History of Art, History of Science, Music, Philosophy, Russian and Theology.