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: 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 offers a hands-on workshop on these questions for both beginners and language connoisseurs.
We're holding our first OUSOC comedy night out (with optional disco!)
There are 3 comedians, followed by a rather good Motown disco from 10:30.
Tickets are £20 plus £1 booking fee. Meal packages available.
Come and join us for another board game night at Bristol’s Chance & Counters, the popular board game café and pub. No prerequisites – they have hundreds of board games of all kinds, and are very good at introducing you to new ones.
The café charges you £5 for your seat; food and drinks can be purchased. First come, first served: please email us if you would like to attend as spaces are limited.
Date and time: Thursday, 14 March 2019
Venue: Central Bristol
Book: The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy, Anthony Gottlieb