Please note that the venue for this event has changed to Christ Church on Julian Road. If you have already booked a ticket, we will be in touch to confirm the change.
David Crystal is one of our foremost experts on language. With Spell It Out, he extends a helping hand to the confused and curious alike as he gives an highly entertaining and informative tour of English spelling. Untangling ‘stationery’ from ‘stationary’; and explaining why there is an ‘h’ in ghost, David Crystal unearths the stories behind the rogue words that confuse us, and explains why these peculiarities entered the mainstream. In an epic journey taking in sixth-century monks, French and Latin upstarts, the Industrial Revolution, the Internet and social media, Crystal shows how the spellings that break all the rules become easier to get right.