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Forthcoming Events

Oct
21
Eloquence for all
A talk for English UK South West Annual Conference
Millfield School, Butleigh Road, Street, BA16 0YD
Oct
22
An evening with Satie
@ 19:00
David Crystal and international pianist Iwan Llewelyn-Jones explore the life of Eric Satie (1866-1925) in his words and music
Canolfan Ucheldre Centre, Millbank, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 1TE
Oct
28
Wording my Eats
@ 14:00
David Crystal takes a light-hearted look at the way words for eating and food have been used over the centuries

A talk for Gwledd Conwy Feast
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
Nov
08
Shakespeak with David Crystal
@ 18:30
Join David Crystal at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation as he explores Anthony Burgess’s obsession with William Shakespeare, and the growing movement to rediscover the original pronunciation of the playwright’s work
International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY
Jan
20
English UK Academic Conference 2018
Details to follow
Prospero House, Borough, London
Feb
16
Grammar Day
@ 09:30-16:00
David Crystal presents an introduction to English grammar; grammar in child language acquisition, grammar in relation to reading and writing; and a grammar clinic (dealing with questions raised by participants)

£150, to include morning and afternoon refreshment and buffet lunch

Early bird booking & payment by Friday 15 December 2017: £125

Places limited to 50 ~ early booking advised

For more information, see David's blog (link below)

An event in aid of The Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead
Canolfan Ucheldre Centre, Millbank, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 1TE
May
30
History of the Language Day
@ 09:30-16:00
David Crystal presents an introduction to the history of the English language; Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English; change in pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary; change and variation today

£150, to include morning and afternoon refreshment and buffet lunch

Early bird booking & payment by Friday 30 March 2018: £125

Places limited to 50 ~ early booking advised

For more information see David's blog (link below)

An event in aid of The Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead
Canolfan Ucheldre Centre, Millbank, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 1TE
Jul
28
Shakespeare's Language Weekend
@ 09:30-16:00
Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 July

David Crystal presents an introduction to Shakespeare's use of vocabulary, grammar, metre, orthography; his linguistic creativity; his influence on modern English; the second day will be an introduction to original pronunciation, followed by a workshop in which participants will be trained to use the accent for themselves (and receive a certificate affirming they have taken such a course)

£150 per day, to include morning and afternoon refreshment and buffet lunch

Early bird booking & payment by Thursday 31 May 2018: £125 per day

Places limited to 50 per day ~ early booking advised

For more information see David's blog (link below)

An event in aid of The Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead
Canolfan Ucheldre Centre, Millbank, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 1TE