Live sessions

The discipline in 2020

The session will consist of: a brief introduction (3-5 minutes) short presentations from each speaker (of 5-7 minutes) Curated questions and panel responses (40 minutes or so). Professor Clare A. Lees, FEA, is the Director of the Institute of English Studies and Professor of Medieval Literature, School of Advanced Study, University of London. Professor Anshuman…

Future Perfect: How applying Linguistics in the real world moves the discipline forward

David Adger, Jennifer Smith, and Devyani Sharma each describe linguistics resources that they have created for use in classrooms and by the wider general public. These cover themes such as constructed languages, ‘stories’ behind different dialect forms, and embedding ‘real’ spoken English into A-level classes. They reflect on how this hands-on public engagement work requires…

Write a poem about lockdown with Kate Clanchy

Join poet, writer, and teacher Kate Clanchy for a writing workshop. You’ll have the opportunity to share your work with Kate and the rest of your group, as well as having access to a shared online space to continue your discussion after the session. Your writing will be for you, to nourish your own creativity…