Deborah Chirrey, Andrew McInnes and Rodge Gall have been invited to speak at Scarisbrick Hall School as part of their ‘Great Hall Lecture Series.’

Dr Chirrey will use her lecture to describe what ‘forensic linguistics’ is, and how
knowledge of grammar, pronunciation, conversational analysis and
vocabulary, among other things, have been used to assist in legal and
criminal justice matters.

Dr McInnes will explore Arthur Ransome’s engagement with ideas about
children, adventure and exploration from the long eighteenth century in
his celebrated Swallows and Amazons series.

Dr Glass will discuss his approach to writing, examining how memory
and place are essential to creative practice, and will give a reading from his
published short stories which are based on experiences as a tourist all
over the world.