Recent Notices:

Future dates for your diary:

  • Saturday 12th July : LATE Summer Day Conference, at the Institute of Education, programme available soon.
  • Saturday 13th September 2014: LATE Committee planning meeting 10am – 12.30pm
  • October 2014 : t.b.c. Evening event at the British Library linked to their planned Gothic exhibition

 

English Language Usage Study:

My name is Carmen Ebner and I am a PhD student at the Leiden University Centre of Linguistics where I am currently conducting research on English language usage.
In this study I am interested in what kind of language use is considered acceptable and appropriate in various contexts. How certain are language users about their usage? Do they base their knowledge on rules or on their gut feeling?
Additionally, I would like to find out what people think about the current state of the English language. Is it fit as a fiddle or going down the drain? In order to find answers to these questions, I have created this online survey, which I would like to invite you to complete. 
 
Sincerely,
Carmen Ebner
 

Stonewall’s 2014 Education for All Conference:

Beyond the classroom, Britain’s leading conference on tackling homophobia and celebrating difference in education on Friday 4 July, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London. This year we’ll be joined by first class speakers CamilaBatmanghelidjh CBE, Founder and Director of Kids Company and Charlie Taylor, Chief Executive of the National College for Teaching and Leadership. Other confirmed speakers include Dr Christian Jessen, TV Presenter of the BAFTA award winning TV series Embarrassing Bodiesand Will Young, singer and campaigner.

This year will see our largest range of workshops ever including : ● building an inclusive curriculum ● theatre in education as a tool for tackling discrimination ● tackling homophobia in sport ● challenging homophobic language ● special educational needs ● using FREE – Stonewall’s new DVD for primary schools ● working with faith communities ● mental health and wellbeing ● and online safety.