Monthly Archives: October 2016

EU project in Slovenia

I am back from a research visit to Slovenia as part of a European Union funded project in Environmental Education. The project gives me a chance to apply ecolinguistics to practical teacher training, with the aim of incorporating critical language … Continue reading

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Communication for Leadership

It’s week 5 already, and I have had the privilege of sitting in on Communication for Leadership with the 3rd year students this morning, while Arran talks about Ecolinguistics in Slovenia. I have listened to many dynamic speeches (visual presentations … Continue reading

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Class of 2016 Graduation Celebration

Students graduating this year are invited to a celebration following the Graduation ceremony on Thursday 24 November 2016. Please join staff and fellow graduates and their families and friends in the FCH Chapel for tea, and the presentation of prizes, … Continue reading

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Jonathan Marshall writes some short articles on the origins of place-names

Jonathan published six short articles over the Summer on the etymologies of place-names along the Thames-Severn canal system. The mini-series appeared in ‘The Trow’, the official magazine of the Cotswold Canals Trust. Anyone interested in the history of the Stroudwater … Continue reading

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Guest talk from Prof. Andrew Goatly

On Thursday, Andrew Goatly, honorary professor at Lingnan University, gave an invited speech entitled Grammar and the human nature relationship in environmental discourse and poetry for English Language and Linguistics students. The talk was delivered with passion and clarity; yet … Continue reading

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Diwali Day Invitation 

English Language and Linguistics students are invited to a trip to celebrate Diwali in Leicester on Sunday 30 October 2016. Diwali celebrations in Leicester are one of the biggest outside of India, with over 37,000 people attending the 2015 switch … Continue reading

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Third year students workshop the consequences of globalisation 🌍🌎🌏

What a wonderful first week back it’s been. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching World Englishes to the third year students on Monday and hearing all about their dissertation ideas. I also sat in on Forensic Linguistics which was great. Remember, you … Continue reading

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