Welcome to The English Project

The English Project promotes awareness and understanding of the unfolding global story of the English language in all its varieties – past, present and future. We try to present ideas about English in an intelligent, entertaining, inclusive and interactive way. Our hope is that a greater understanding and enjoyment of English can enrich people’s lives and enable them to make more of the exceptional cultural and communications phenomenon which English has become. We intend to reach a broadly-based audience, globally, socially, ethnically and by age amongst English’s two billion speakers worldwide (that's as a first or second language).

April: Julius Caesar and the Latin Language

In 1599, William Shakespeare wrote and staged Julius Caesar, the second of his Roman plays. Titus Andronicus had preceded Julius Caesar; Coriolanus and Antony and Cleopatra were to follow. All were tragedies. All focused on heroic figures who displayed ambition, honour, sobriety, strength in defeat, courage in death, patriotism, austerity - warrior virtues, Roman virtues. Those virtues could be destructive ... Read More


History of the English Language Chinese Version
The English Project was delighted this week to receive copies of its first book to be translated into Chinese.  Authors of 'A History of the English Language in 100 Places', Bill Lucas and Chris Mulvey, were very excited at the potential size... Read more
Chris Mulvey
English Project Trustee, Professor Chris Mulvey, has been invited to lecture in Paris as the city celebrates the 400th anniversary of the death of the bard.  Chris is delighted and honored to be addressing a prestigious audience at La Mairie du... Read more