Oct 30, 2015
from 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM
|Where||Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge|
|Contact Name||Professor Wendy Bennett|
Free event. Please register by 22 October.
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National Languages Policy Workshop
You are warmly invited to a morning of presentations by civil servants and advisers working in different departments in Whitehall and the devolved parliaments and assemblies who have language policy as part of their brief.
We understand language policy broadly, covering the indigenous languages of the UK, community or heritage languages, as well as foreign language learning. We aim to map where the responsibility for language policy sits and to promote dialogue between the different departments. We are delighted that Baroness Coussins, Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages, has agreed to chair the event.
The event is free, but registration by 22 October is essential. Please use the following link to register and download your ticket:
Programme (subject to modification)
9.30-10.00 Registration, Buckingham House, Murray Edwards College
10.00-10.10 Welcome by Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett and Dame Barbara Stocking, President of Murray Edwards College
10.10-10.20 Introduction by Baroness Coussins
10.20-10.40 Language policy at the Department for Communities and Local Government
10.40-11.00 Language policy at the Department of UK Trade and Investment (Susannah Poulton, UKTI East of England)
11.00-11.20 Language policy at Hefce (Linda Allebon)
11.40-12.00 Language policy at GCHQ (Head of Language)
12.00-12.20 Language policy in Scotland (Louise Glen, Education Scotland)
12.20-12.40 Language policy in Wales (David Heath, Welsh Government)
12.40-13.00 Language policy in Northern Ireland (Mícheál Ó'Mainnín, representing DCAL)
13.00-13.30 Discussion and Summing up