We are delighted that Salford English is hosting the 2023 Babel Lecture on Friday 9th June at 5:30-7pm at the Digital Media Performance Lab at the University of Salford’s Media City UK campus. The lecture will be delivered by Robin Ince, the comedian, writer and broadcaster.
Admission is free of charge. Please book your tickets here.
Guests are also welcome to attend a wine reception before the lecture, which starts at 4.30pm
Please see below for more information about Babel and Robin.
Babel: The Language Magazine
Babel: The Language Magazine is a quarterly language magazine that brings cutting-edge linguistic research to non-specialists in an accessible and colourful format. The magazine covers a vast array of language lovers’ lore, taking in languages from around the world; the past, present and future of language, and the many different uses of linguistics in the world around us.
Babel has a significant national and international profile, having reached thousands of readers across six continents in 38 countries. Each year, Babel hosts a free public lecture, with previous speakers including Susie Dent and Stephen Fry. This year, the Babel Lecture will be hosted by the University of Salford and will be given by Robin Ince.
Find out more here: https://babelzine.co.uk/
Robin Ince: Babel Lecturer 2023
Robin Ince is a comedian, author, broadcaster and science communicator. He is best known as the co-host of the Sony Gold Award winning BBC Radio 4 series The Infinite Monkey Cage with Professor Brian Cox. He also co-hosts the podcast Book Shambles with Josie Long, An Uncanny Hour and Science Shambles with Dr Helen Czerski.
Robin has written several books, most recently I’m a Joke and So Are You, which was described by Chortle as ‘one of the best books ever written about what it means to be a comedian’. He also wrote The Bad Book Club, and has edited and written short stories for two volumes of Dead Funny: Horror Stories by Comedians, as well as writing and presenting documentaries about the history of self-help, comedians and melancholy, Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds, Richard Feynman, General Relativity and Dr Seuss.
As a stand up he has toured the world and won three Chortle Awards, the Time Out Outstanding Achievement Award and was nominated for the British Comedy Awards Best Live show.
Find out more here: http://robinince.com/mainpage/