On Tuesday 21 November, Year 12 and 13 A level English language students set off to the British Library in Euston, London.
Here they initially explored the Treasury Collection with many interesting historical texts from different periods of time. This was shortly followed by an exciting talk with linguist Jonnie Robinson about accent and dialect, language change and grammar. The group then travelled to Fleet Street, the home of printing for many years, to get lunch. They then walked to Doctor Johnson’s house, the writer of the English dictionary. Here they had the privilege of taking part in an interactive workshop where they learnt things such as the origin of words, how they integrated within the English language and the very process of writing the dictionary before returning to Waterloo station.