Evolving English shows very clearly that there is no single story of the English language. David Crystal explores aspects of its evolution. Introduced by Roger Walshe. From the Evolving English exhibition at the British Library.
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Podcast from the current British Library exhibition on the English language: Saul Williams on hip-hop, rap and spoken word poetry. Amazing.
Ann Mroz, editor of Times Higher Education, chairs a lively discussion on the future of university and research libraries with Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at Newnham College, University of Cambridge; Clive Bloom, Emeritus Professor of English at Middlesex University; Sarah Porter, Head of Innovation at JISC and Martin Lewis, Director of Library Services at the University of Sheffield.
Accompanies the British Library’s Growing Knowledge exhibition.
Recorded in the British Library Conference Centre on 26 October 2010
"One selfish person was not caring about the rest of us."
Dr Kristian Jensen, head of collections at the British Library, on the academic who stole pages from historic books.
The full story is here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/nov/21/british-library-sues-iranian-academic