Being Human: The UK’s first festival of the humanities

“Being Human” is the UK’s first national festival of the humanities. Between 15 and 23 November 2014, the festival will engage people across the UK with innovative research. The festival will highlight the ways in which humanities research can inspire and enrich our everyday lives, help us to understand ourselves, our relationships with others, and the challenges we face in a changing world, and provide world class knowledge that is vibrant, vital, and accessible to all.  See What’s On! The topic of language, a uniquely human faculty, couldn’t be missing from this festival! The Department of English Language and Linguistics (School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent) is organising a series of events that will explore the origins, diversity and creativity of language.

SOCIAL_MEDIA_RGB_02_500PXDrawing on recent research in linguistics and related disciplines, audience and academics will engage in lively dialogue during an interactive exhibition, two film screenings followed by Q&A sessions, and a public lecture on bilingualism.

If you attended any of the festival events, you are invited to complete a survey and enter the draw to win a £100 Amazon voucher.