Science and the English language – live Nov 13th

Here is the blurb for an interesting session this week from the British Council. If you have followed the science project where people describe very complex science using the most common 1000 words in English (see the UpGoer5 project at, then this is for you.

The British Council and the English-Speaking Union invite you to the fourth English Language Council lecture, which will focus on the language of science and how to make science more publicly accessible. The evening will begin with a lecture from Dr Roberto Trotta, a theoretical cosmologist in the Department of Physics at Imperial College London, who has written a book, The Edge of the Sky, on the universe, using only the most common thousand words in the English language. This will be followed by a panel discussion, with contributions from:

Click here to register and see you there:


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