Free lecture series replaces inane bar conversations with stimulating talks

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The web has made higher education-level learning more accessible, and even free, through programs such as MIT and Harvard's EdX and the nonprofit Khan Academy, but it's actually inspiring adults to want to learn new skills and knowledge that can be difficult. New York's Raising The Bar is an event placing 50 lectures in 50 bars across the city, replacing drunken conversation with stimulating talks. Created by students at NYU and Columbia University, the program will take over Manhattan bars for one night on 29 April, offering a range of free lectures by top university professors. The talks will take…

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