English Language Talk
Free event at Wymondham Words Festival of Literature
Sunday 23 October
15.00 Wymondham Abbey
Where did the English language come from? How did it first establish itself as our
national language? What better place to learn more about this subject than the
magnificent setting of Wymondham’s twelfth century Benedictine Abbey.
Dr Graham Platts’ illustrated talk will describe the foundations of English in Britain
and its evolution up to the 12th century, before the modern forces of language
standardisation came into effect.
Dr Platts graduated from the University of York with a degree in English and Related
Literature, before pursuing a Master’s course in English Society and Culture in the
Later Middle Ages at Birmingham University and a PhD there that focused on South
Lincolnshire in the early 14th century.
Tickets: Free event. No need to book, just turn up on the afternoon.