Exeter

Language

Convenor: Joyce Burgess

We meet once a month during the Autumn and Winter on the 3rd Wednesday in the month at 2.30 – 4.00 at the Mint.

If you would like to be added to the list of group members in order to receive email up-dates and reminders, please contact the convenor.

There is no need to notify the convenor if you wish to attend, just turn up.

Our sessions are on any language-related topic. To give a flavour of our subjects, among our previous meetings have been: the decipherment of Linear B; an introduction to Russian; Esperanto; Sign Language; Pet linguistic hates; Christmas language; Rhetorical devices; Language and Reality of the Piraha Tribe in Brazil etc..

Our most recent topics were the following:

March 2019: Why Ancient Greek is so difficult

April 2019: The Language of Humour

Wed. 20th November: Computer Programming Languages

Wed. 18th December: Names

Wed. 15th January: The language of oral poetry, with particular reference to Homer - John Burgess

Wed. 19th February: The language of heraldry - David Oates

Our next meetings will be:

Wed. 18th November: Japanese and Chinese Calligraphy - Eric Bransden

Wed. 16th December: Seafaring Language - Lynn Walsh

Wed. 20th January: The Celts and the Celtic Language - Bill Whitton

Please contact the convenor if you would like to be added to the emailing list or if you have any ideas for future topics, either to lead a session or to suggest a subject for general discussion.

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Cycling Discussion
Discussion Circle Discussion Circle 2
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Local History Mah Jong
Mah Jong 2 Mathematical Pastimes
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Parlons Francais avec Marie-Claude Patchwork and Craft
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Philosophy 2 Photography
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