Sun 29 March

Bagels, Bumf and Buses: A Day in the Life of the English Language

Where do our everyday words come from? The bagel you eat for breakfast, the bumf you have to wade through at the office to the bus that takes you home again.
Simon Horobin will take you on an insightful journey through a typical day exploring how the words we use to describe routine activities such as getting up, going to work and eating meals – have surprisingly fascinating histories.

Simon is Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Magdalen College. Author of ‘The English Language: A Very Short Introduction’, ‘How English Became English’, and ‘Does Spelling Matter?’ He has appeared as an English language expert on radio and television programmes such as Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show and Radio 4’s Stephen Fry’s English Delight.

Venue: The Studio

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Pre-Theatre Dining

Enjoy pre-theatre dining for just £23 for two courses or £29 for three courses! Reserve your table when selecting your theatre seats.

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Beer & Burger Offer

Enjoy a draught pint for only £1 when you buy our burger at Pier Eight Bar. T&Cs One £1 pint per burger, not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.