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University Joins Celebrations For English Language Day 2010

Posted at 9:06PM Sunday 10 Oct 2010

The University of Winchester is celebrating English Language Day on 13 October by joining the English Project in offering a series of events across Winchester and Hampshire (9-17 October).

This year's theme is the Language of Place and Community and the programme of events includes open days, treasure hunts, calligraphy workshops, guided walks, poetry readings, map making, theatre trails and the 'Words on the Street' project, a study of graffiti which culminates in an exhibition in March 2012.

Lectures include The English Language in Hampshire given by Christopher Mulvey, Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Winchester on 11 October at the Winchester Discovery Centre.

"Language is what roots us to a place and connects us with people," explained Professor Mulvey, a Trustee of the English Project. "Do you know what the place names where you live mean and what they say about our history? English Language Day is an opportunity for you to share your community's English."

In addition, a University Challenge event takes place on 15 October at the West Downs Centre, University of Winchester. Teams from sixth form colleges and universities in Hampshire will go head to head, competing on the subject of the English language.

On 16 October at Lyndhurst Community Centre, there is an opportunity to investigate local words at Speaking New Forest with the English Project's Artist in Residence, Mary Kuper, who is based at the University of Winchester, working on an exciting Word-history Graphics programme.

The English Project is a registered charity supported by the University of Winchester that aims to open a permanent English Language Exhibition in Winchester in 2014. Full details of all events for English Language Day 2010 can be found at www.englishproject.org




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