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.