linguist • writer • editor • lecturer • broadcaster

Forthcoming Events

Sep
13
The Story of Be
@ 12:00
David Crystal presents a verb's eye view of the English language, with examples from the circumstantial (‘how are you?’) to the quotative be (‘so I was like, wow’), from sources as varied as Jane Austen, Hamlet, and Star Wars

An event for Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival
St Peter's Church, Budleigh Salterton
Oct
02
The glamorous story of English grammar
@ 19:30
Grammar glamorous? David Crystal explains how grammar can be made to come alive, and be intriguing and relevant for everyone

An event for Sevenoaks Literary Festival
Ship Theatre, Walthamstow Hall School, Hollybush Lane, Sevenoaks, TN13 3UL
Oct
05
David & Hilary Crystal In Conversation
@ 10:30
David and Hilary talk about their work as writers

An event for Bangor U3A
Capel Berea, St Davids Road, Bangor
Nov
07
Language BLANK Literature: from Conjunction to Preposition
@ 18:00
David Crystal argues for the integration of the two domains of language and literature, focusing on the notion of linguistic creativity which underlies both, and providing performance illustrations from several literary

Tickets free, booking required
The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University, St Helen's Road, Ormskirk, L39 4QP