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Languages in a Global World

Languages in a Global World

Languages in a Global World

Languages in a Global World is held annually and brings together local Modern Foreign Language teachers and their GCSE and A-level students, University of Exeter alumni, and current staff and students of languages and international cultures at the University. 

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Guest Speaker, Richard Lyntton will join the College of Humanities at the University of Exeter on 21st January 2022 for the next event in the Languages in a Global World Series.

The Author will be in conversation with Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement, Professor Mark Goodwin and Professor Katharine Hodgson, Professor in Russian.

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor Lisa Roberts, will introduce the conversation that will be followed by a Q&A hosted by Professor Melissa Percival, Associate Dean for Global in the College of Humanities. 

About the guest:

Author Richard Lyntton was born Richard Bramford in Highgate London. He attended William Ellis School, Exeter University, Moscow State Linguistic University (Formerly Maurice Thorez Moscow State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages), and Sandhurst. Richard served as a captain and tank commander in the British Army in the first Gulf War; European Community Task Force Humanitarian Liaison in Russia; UNHCR Liaison Officer, and United Nations Military Observer (during heavy shelling and NATO airstrikes) in Sarajevo, Bosnia; and was a United Nations Television Producer in former Yugoslavia. He was called to testify at the International War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague after witnessing and filming human rights atrocities and abuses in Bosnia. His films are archived at the Imperial War Museum, London. When he's not writing, Richard is a professional actor--you may have seen him as the Ringside Doctor in Creed 1. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, interior designer Michelle Wenitsky, and their two sons. 


Past events

This event took place virtually on 18 June 2021 16:30 – 17:30 BST.

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter, Professor Lisa Roberts, introduced Susannah Poulton, who is an International Trade Adviser at the Department for International Trade and a graduate of Spanish and German, in conversation with Professor Janice Kay.

The conversation was followed by a Q&A chaired by Professor Sally Faulkner, Assistant Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Europe) and Professor of Hispanic and Film Studies. Questions were  submitted by school students in advance of the event and preselected accordingly.

The full video of this event can be found here


The 2020 event was held on 10 January.

Frank Gardner, OBE, in conversation with Professor Emma Loosley, Professor in Theology and Religion, College of Humanities. Followed by a Q&A with Professor Sally Faulkner, Assistant Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Europe).

The event was followed by a drinks reception and book signing of Blood and Sand and Ultimatum.