Babylon to Bethnal Green: Does language unite or divide multicultural societies?
British Museum / Guardian Public Forum 2008
Chaired by Jon Snow, writer and broadcaster, with an introductory talk by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum.
A high-profile panel use Babylon as the starting point for a discussion of contemporary issues around language and identity. Panel members: Tahmima Anam, novelist; Professor Peter K. Austin, Linguistics Professor at SOAS; Professor Robert Evans, Regius Professor of History, Oxford University; Tibor Fischer, novelist and short story writer; Trevor Phillips, Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
This event took place on 2 December 2008.
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