linguist • writer • editor • lecturer • broadcaster

Forthcoming Events

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