As part of the Joyce Grenfell inspire lecture series, we were delighted to have linguistics legend, writer, editor, lecturer and broadcaster Professor David Crystal speaking to our students and those from visiting schools and colleges about ‘What’s new in the English language.’ This talk covered recent language changes that have taken place; fresh insights into the growing cultural identities of ‘new Englishes’ around the world; developments in digital language with the emergence of new online varieties in social media, and discussed the future of English/Englishes. Professor Crystal responded in detail to thoughtful question from students and provided some excellent advice for pupils sitting their English A level exams this academic year. It was an interesting, entertaining and inspiring lecture!