Irish at QUB is pleased to host its first annual public lecture on Wednesday, 25 April at 6pm. This year, Professor Bernadette Ó’Rourke (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh), will deliver a talk on the topic “The authority to speak — Linguistic intolerance, anonymity and monolingual regimes”.
This public lecture is free and open to all. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. The lecture will be conducted in English.
Please feel free to circulate this information widely.
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