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Languages in a Global World – Exeter January 25th

Anyone interested in Modern languages in the Exeter area is invited to an event at the University of Exeter on Friday 25th. ‘Languages in a Global World’ brings together local Modern Languages teachers and their students as well as University Alumni and current staff and students of languages and international cultures. The inaugural event sees Ben Bradshaw MP in conversation with Professor Andrew Thorpe.

We need a Chief Government Linguist to embed languages policy in government

Alongside colleagues from the Open World Research Initiative (OWRI), I am calling for the appointment of a Chief Government Linguist at government level in the UK. In a way that is not dissimilar to the Government Chief Scientific Adviser (and the network of departmental CSAs), a Chief Government Linguist would work across departments and provide […]

Slanguages Launch Event – Birmingham November 8

Join Professor Rajinder Dudrah, who leads research in the Creative Economy Strand, and colleagues from Punch Records as they launch Slanguages on Thursday November 8th in Birmingham. Slanguages explores creative way artists take inspiration from and use different languages. The project is wide-ranging and includes exhibitions, performances, and collaborations with artists, creative professionals and partners such […]

Language and Identity: Explorations Through Film

The OWRI Cross Languages Dynamics have supported film students to produce a number of short films, to be shown in November 2018. When: 10 November 2018, 14.00 Where: The Former Cornerhouse, Manchester – see map of venue About: Language and Identity is explored in the form of a mini film festival in Manchester. Including talks […]