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AHRC at the Cheltenham Festival

Event date Event time Event location
05/10/2018 - 14/10/2018 11:00 am - 9:15 pm Various locations in Cheltenham


Working with our theme fellows, AHRC has organised five events at the prestigious 2018 Cheltenham Literature Festival, including two that focus on East Asia as part of this year’s festival theme, East Meets West.

Translating Shakespeare

Translating Shakespeare in China - 5 October 2018, 11.00-12.00

Programmed in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). The RSC’s Shakespeare Folio Translation Project brings two languages and cultures together to produce new Mandarin translations of Shakespeare’s plays. Those involved discuss how they conveyed the essence of the original text in collaboration with their Chinese cast.

For more information visit the Translating Shakespeare in China webpage.

Found In Translation

Found In Translation - 5 October, 16.30-17.30

Leading authors and translators celebrate the art and power of translation.

For more information visit the Found in Transalation webpage.

The Hansard Report

The Hansard Report - 6 October, 20.15-21.15

Hansard is the public record of the UK’s Houses of Parliament. But how is it written, who reads it, and what does it tell us the changing language of government? Features the AHRC’s Professor Andrew Prescott, Theme Leadership Fellow for Digital Transformations.

For more information visit The Hansard Report webpage.

A Sensational Lunch

A Sensational Lunch - 11 October, 12.30-14.30

In the Western world we have very few words to describe the texture of food, while the Japanese have hundreds. Take part in a delicious and thought-provoking lunch with Professor Barry Smith, the AHRC’s Theme Leadership Fellow for Science in Culture.

For more information visit the Sensational Lunch webpage.

Rosie Goldsmith and Thomas Bak
Multi-lingual Rosie Goldsmith and neuroscientist Thomas Bak.

Why Learn A Language? - 11 October, 18.00-19.00

Is it ever too late to learn a new language, and how does language acquisition benefit the brain at any age? Features the AHRC’s Professor Charles Forsdick, Theme Leadership Fellow for Translating Cultures.

For more information visit the Why Learn a Language webpage.

How to attend

Visit their 'Booking Information' page to book online or by phone.

For more information about all the festivals please visit the Cheltenham Festivals website at: www.cheltenhamfestivals.com.


Follow our theme fellows at the Festival: @smithbarryc, @Ajprescott and @charlesforsdick.

Follow the conversation at #CheltLitFest.

Header image copyright: Still Moving Media and The Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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