Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language. 7 series of programmes covering topics such as:  plain English the lexicon the spelling system spoken language persuasive language language change language and gender Listen here.

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Khaled Hosseini talks about his global bestselling novel, The Kite Runner with a group of invited readers.

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Michael Rosen finds out about the first sounds, words and phrases that babies recognise and learn to say. He talks to author Tom Chatfield and his 15-month-old son, and to linguists Laura Wright and Kriszta Szendroi. Listen here.

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How’s English going to change in the future? Michael Rosen looks ahead, with the help of linguists Bas Aarts and Laura Wright, and biologist Mark Pagel. It’s not looking good for “shall” and “must”… Listen here

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This term, UVHS has been featured as the Prince’s Teaching Institute’s School of the Week  – have a look here to see more. One of our year 13 students has her work showcased on their site, but we’ve got it here as well …

In case you missed it… Read More »

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This is where we will share the work that we are doing as well as things that we think students in all year groups will find useful and interesting in helping them with their work. There’s always lots going on …

Welcome to the new English Department blog Read More »

The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer The Shock of the Fall is an award winning novel that follows the story of Matthew Homes, a 19-year-old boy with Schizophrenia. He starts off the novel by recalling a holiday 10 years …

A book I recommend: Miss Cockburn Read More »

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