The Weaponisation of English.


The session will argue that the values inherent in the English and English Literature secondary curriculum, are considerably out of synch with the values espoused by employers, publishers, the media and the real world students are being prepared for. It will examine the way English is actually used today in business, politics, publishing and public discourse and compare that with what the English and English Literature curriculum actually teach children to be able to do.

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.