Monday, 23 April 2018
Shakespeare's Words version 3.0 launches today
The better the day, the better the deed, as Shakespeare didn't say. But for everything he did say Ben amd I are thrilled to announce t...
Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Day Courses in 2018
One of the outcomes of my August 2017 weekend on the English language was a request to have further days focusing on topics in greater depth...
Saturday, 3 June 2017
English language weekend update
One never knows, with a new idea like this, whether it will appeal, or whether the people who have asked for it will actually come, given al...
Monday, 6 March 2017
On an English language weekend
I've frequently been asked to put on a summer course for people unable to attend the various lectures I give to schools, literary festi...
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
On myths and the making of the OED
I've been pulled out of blog semi-retirement by a correspondent who watched the BBC TV show QI last week. It had a sequence on difficul...
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