Monthly Archives: October 2014

Students Report Back on the Cheltenham Literature Festival

Marco Pavone wrote: ‘I participated in a project called the memory bank, and what it entailed was for me to walk around and ask people at random if I could record their past experiences and opinions of the literature festival. I enjoyed having responsibility and a role that was based on speaking … Continue reading

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Students Enjoy the ‘Speaking Out’ Workshop

Leonie Carr writes: ‘I originally thought this was going to be a rather formal workshop with serious public speaking activities, as well as learning how to write speeches. However, it was very different! I personally enjoyed it as I have been part of … Continue reading

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Animated History of the English Language in Ten Minutes

The Open University has a light-hearted, but informative, animation about the history of English here: http://www.brainpickings.org/2013/11/13/open-university-history-of-the-english-language-animated/

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English Language Student Project for Festival Week

The Cheltenham Literature Festival has a ‘memory bank’ project, where people can log their memories of past festivals. There is a web page for the project here: http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature/news-2/2014/08/the-cheltenham-festivals-memory-bank/ Our English Language students will be doing a small related project. They will interview and record people … Continue reading

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Student Activities in Festival Week

Calendar of Activities Humanities Festival Week 6 – 10 October, 2014 The main activities this week will be involvement with the Cheltenham Festival of Literature. Many of you have collected free tickets for the Festival (and there are still some … Continue reading

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