An event held in partnership with the English-Speaking Union and the British Council
Lucinda Hawksley looks at the language and images employed by British journalists, propagandists and artists during the First World War. This lecture looks at the vision of war that those in Whitehall wanted to be portrayed – as well as that which was created by those at the front line.
The English Language Council Lecture explores topics relevant to the global community of English language-speakers, and with the upcoming centenary of World War I, this time looks at the links between conflict and creativity. The English-Speaking Union and the British Council work in partnership to host the English-Language Council Lecture three times per year.
About the speaker:
Lucinda Hawksley is the author of Lizzie Siddal, The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel; Katey, The Life and Loves of Dickens’ Artist Daughter and Charles Dickens: A Bicentenary Celebration. Her other titles include March, Women, March: Voices of the Women’s Movement; 50 British Artists You Should Know and What Makes Great Art (co-written with artist Andy Pankhurst).
Lucinda is a lecturer in literature and art history and is a regular speaker at the National Portrait Gallery in London. She is an award-winning travel writer, a patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London and of the Norwegian Pickwick Club, and is a great great great granddaughter of Charles and Catherine Dickens. At the end of November, her latest biography, The Mystery of Princess Louise:Queen Victoria’s Rebellious Daughter will be published by Chatto.
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Creating a climate for innovation in language learning, evening event
Wednesday 11 March 2015, 1800 - 2100
London and LIVE ONLINE
Think differently! Try something new! Creating a climate for innovation in language learning.
More than ever the world needs young people who are internationally-minded and able to participate positively in an interconnected and interdependent world. This means promoting a step change in our approach to multilingualism and cultural awareness.
We would like to invite you to participate in a think tank and workshop to explore what we might do to promote new ideas in language learning.
ESOL Offender Learning Conference
Friday 13 March 2015, 1200 - 1830
Birmingham + LIVE ONLINE
The British Council and The Bell Foundation warmly invite you to a half-day continuing professional development conference in Birmingham for ESOL tutors, teachers and practitioners working in prison settings, as well as those involved in managing or leading provision of offender education across the UK.