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Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Different languages, different perspectives: understanding our multilingual world

28 October 2017, 13:00 – 17:00

Lord Ashcroft Building at Anglia Ruskin University.

We all use language, or perhaps many different languages, to interact with each other on a daily basis, and we think there are many fascinating truths to unearth about our multilingual world. Whether a classic literary tome, or a tweet of 140 characters; whether a lengthy political debate, or a quick phone call: the languages we use, the way we use them, and the different ways we perceive truth in language, say something important about who we are. We’re keen for people to come and share their beliefs and experiences with languages, and perhaps learn something new about them too, through:

1. a series of drop-in interactive games and activities, visitors can engage with and question various aspects of languages that they likely encounter every day.

2. a series of short, interactive talks by experts in the field, on many different challenges and possibilities posed by languages and multilingualism.

Our MEITS event will run from 13:00–17:00 on Saturday 28 October in the Lord Ashcroft Building at Anglia Ruskin University.

Please contact Angela Gayton or Anne-Hélène Halbout for more details, or go to the Festival of Ideas website.

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