Prof. Graham Turner, Thursday 4th June, 5pm-6pm

The ‘Language at Leeds’ Postgraduate Research Group (L@L PGR) is delighted to announce that Graham Turner (Heriot Watt University) will be giving a guest lecture titled:

#BSLEnlightenment: The Story (so far) of the British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill 

45% said YES to independence. 56 MPs are representing the Nationalist Party in Westminster. And the spirit of political empowerment has also caught up with the 12,533 members (Scottish Census 2011) of Scotland’s signing community, in the shape of what promises to be the UK’s first specific legislative recognition of British Sign Language. How did we get here – and was academic impact a factor? Where is ‘here’, exactly? And where will this enlightening journey take us?

We would like to invite all interested postgraduates and staff to attend the lecture on Thursday Thursday 4th June, 5pm-6pm.

Following the lecture some of us will be heading into the city centre for food. If anyone would like to join, please let us know by emailing

The lecture will take place between 5pm and 6pm on Thursday 4th June in the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI), in Seminar Room 1. The LHRI buildings are 29-31 Clarendon Place, or Number 25 on the University’s campus map (

We look forward to seeing everyone there.

The L@L PGR Organisers.


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