Tag: Language

News

World Speech Day returns to Norwich

World Speech Day returned to Norwich again this year, with an event organised by UEA’s school of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication’s Future Leaders programme. Founded in 2015, it aims to celebrate speeches with a series of live speaking events in over 80 countries worldwide. Live streamed from Epic Studios, the theme for this year…

Arts

Review: Stacy at London’s Etcetera Theatre

Inkwell Productions set up by UEA students Seàn Bennett and Keelan Swift-Stalley with their friend Ruby Lambert, staged Jack Thorne’s Stacy, at Etcetera Theatre, London. Ned Caderni and Caoimhe Blair both made their debuts, in producing and directing respectively. The one-man play follows Rob, played by Peter Hardingham. In his twenties and working as a…

Arts

Review: I would like to get know you

With just two performers, a guitar and a bit of multimedia thrown into the mix, this keenly observed show explores dating, relationships and love in the contemporary world. It’s apparent that the days of courting – at least in the traditional sense – are long gone. Setting the tone of the play rather aptly is…

News

Warwick students will not return to campus

The two remaining students embroiled in Warwick’s group chat scandal will not be returning to the university. There have been protests on campus and calls for Warwick’s Vice Chancellor Stuart Croft to resign following the university’s handling of the situation, where the pair’s ten year bans from campus were reduced to just a year. Following…

Sex Survey 2019

Why it is okay to be the little spoon

The term ‘spooning’ has increasingly become part of our language over the last decade, bringing with it titles for partners in this now-celebrated cuddling act: the ‘big spoon’ and ‘little spoon’. While being the big spoon (the hugging partner) or the little spoon (the hugged partner) have always had their advantages and disadvantages – as…

Science

UEA teams with NHS to improve aphasia research

The Eastern Region arm of NHS research (National Institute for Health Research) has teamed up with UEA’s Aphasia Research Collaboration to take the first step in improving the experiences of research participants with Aphasia. Aphasia is a language impairment whereby patients have difficulty with speaking, reading and/or writing in many different ways. For example, they…

Travel

Different country, new language

Languages are hard. We here in the English speaking world enjoy a certain amount of linguistic privilege in this respect. The language we speak is, in comparison to others, easy to learn and, as a result, spreading around the world like wildfire. Certainly in Europe, tourist destinations will rarely require you to speak the local…

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