Last night I went after work with a couple of friends to one of the talks at the Univsity's annual Festival of Ideas . You can sign up for some of the talks, but many of them are drop-in sessions.
This talk focused on how linguists and regular people use analytical tricks to unlock the secrets of language: focusing on identifying a speaker's gender, race, region and age.
Even after all these years here I marvel over the privilege it is to have such offers on our doorstep.
Next week is half term here and there is a wealth of activities and talks - also for children!