Listen to and download audio associated with the 'Evolving English' exhibition.
A discussion that explores the ever-changing regional contrasts of the English Language.
A packed auditorium joined poet Don Paterson, Ben Crystal, Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen for an evening of appreciation and exploration of Shakespeare's Sonnets
English Language Question Time
The Other English: some African reflections
David Crystal - Begat
is it true that no book has had greater influence on the English language than the King James Bible?
How do jokes work?
A panel comprising C.P. Lee, Barry Cryer, Lucy Greeves, Tim Vine and Richard Wiseman discusses the mechanics of comedy at the British Library conference.
English - the World's Language?
Can the world's pre-eminent language for communication, business, science and popular culture expect a more diverse and multilingual future?
Voices of Rap and Hip Hop
David Crystal - Evolving English
Evolving English shows very clearly that there is no single story of the English language.