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Women and the English Language: A Conversation with Susie Dent

Susie Dent

The English Project presents its annual English Language Day lecture:

                 ‘Women and the English Language: A Conversation with Susie Dent’

A dialogue with Susie Dent, one of England’s greatest lexicographers, will explore the way in which women use the English language and in which the English language uses women. Questions will be put to Susie by the English Project and the audience.  Come armed with questions.

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The King Alfred Weekend is Hyde900’s annual showcase of the projects it has undertaken in bringing to light the heritage and talents of Hyde and its community.

This year there is an exceptionally rich and varied mix. We begin by commemorating the casualties from Hyde in 1916, the year of the Somme and the Battle of Jutland and then move back one thousand years to consider the state of the English language at the time of King Alfred, whose remains still lie on the site of Hyde Abbey.

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Who gets to choose the words we use? In her current exhibition ‘Word Origins’, artist Mary Kuper brings the stories behind our language to life. Join her with poet Dzifa Benson, Christopher Mulvey from the English Project and Translator-in-Residence Ollie Brock for a night of wordplay and tongue-twisting enquiry! Bring your favourite word for our in-house etymologician.


Free Word Centre:

Telephone: 020 7324 2570

Fax: 020 7490 0566


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Words on the Streets

‘Words on the Street’ is an exhibition presenting examples of ancient and modern graffiti.  Archeological objects bearing graffiti, work from youth groups, including the Swanwick Young Offenders Institute, and some specially created pieces contributed by local street artists and guests of the Winchester Churches Nightshelter. City pubs also loaned significant examples of more modern graffiti including the actual toilet doors from the Black Boy. Visitors to the exhibition will be invited to contribute their comments on the value of graffiti and street art.

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Treasure Hunt

Solve the clues written by celebrity Egghead, Kevin Ashman, to find the treasures hidden around the county. Clues will be published in the Southern Daily Echo and on this website. Track down all the treasures and you could win our grand prize - a fine dining experience with Kevin Ashman himself!