Campus in the City: from historical Lancashire accents to ultra-modern AI-generated voices

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Looking for something to do during the Easter school holidays? Campus in the City is a free family friendly festival where we bring the best of our research to the community. You can try an escape room with a difference, visit the teddy bear hospital, experience virtual reality, extract DNA, enjoy futuristic computer games, or… get stuck into some linguistics!

Wish us a Happy 50th Anniversary!

The influence of language is all around us: from the way we speak and hear, to how we think and interact with other people (and even machines). Linguistics and English Language is celebrating 50 years in Lancaster and invites you to come on a linguistic journey with us through games, displays and demonstrations. You can see how your own tongue moves when you speak, and enjoy a multimedia experience of how accents and dialects have changed over the years in Lancashire. Put your mind-reading skills to the test, and challenge yourself to see if you can tell a voice you hear is human or machine!

Sound like fun? We’ll be starring on the first day of the festival.

Time/date: 1000-1600, Thursday 11th April

Location: More Music, 13-17 Devonshire Road, LA3 1QT

Please note that under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


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