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Students visit Evolving English exhibition

Students visit Evolving English exhibition
Thursday 24th March 2011 by C. Freeman

Students from Brooke Weston saw some of the earliest British manuscripts at an exhibition in London. The ‘Evolving English’ event showed how language has changed over the centuries through original manuscripts, advertisements and newspapers.

Highlights included the 11th Century Anglo Saxon Chronicle, a historic account of Britain compiled by scribes in the reign of King Alfred and the only copy of Beowulf, an old English poem set in Scandinavia. The manuscript, dated to the late 10th or early 11th century, was damaged by fire in 1731. There was also an original King James Bible which celebrates its 400th birthday this year and Dr Samuel Johnson’s dictionary that proved ground-breaking when first published in 1755.

A total of 35 Sixth Formers, who study language change as a coursework module, toured the exhibition which runs until 3 April at the British Library.

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