Oxford University Society Bristol & Bath
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A book by Jonathan Hope
A is for Donkeys is an alphabetic adventure with a difference. Readers are invited to delight in the sounds and semantics of the letters A to Z, discovering many quirks of the English language along the way. This is no simple reading primer – it’s an ingenious celebration of the absurdities of spelling and pronunciation, using puns and idioms both familiar and new. The stylish letterform illustrations by Riccardo Guasco beautifully amplify the humour and occasional pathos of Jonathan Hope’s playful verse.
A gem of a book for all phonetics-phobic adults and linguistically curious children.
The book is available through Blackwell’s in Oxford, Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights and Topping’s in Bath, or on author's website: https://www.jonathanhope.co.uk/
Date and time: Sun, 7 April 2019 from 1 p.m.
Venue: The Bath Brew House, 14 James Street West, Bath BA1 2BX
Free (food and drink available for purchase)
Alumni, current students at Oxford, their families and friends are invited to watch the 165th Men's and the 74th Women's Boat Races.
Date and time: Tuesday 5 March, 7-9 pm
We had great fun tantalising our taste buds with delicious chocolate at our recent tasting event in Bath. Members commented that it was a real eye-opener y to focus on a product and also to sense how quality makes itself felt on your taste buds!
Date and time: 20 February 2019, 5.30-7.30 pm
Venue: VWV, Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA
How do you start translating a text from one language to another? What are the main tools at a translator’s disposal? Is the source text more important than the reader of your translation? Christophe Fricker offered a hands-on workshop on these questions for both beginners and language connoisseurs.
Date and time: Thursday, 14 March 2019
Venue: Central Bristol
Book: The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy, Anthony Gottlieb