Category Archives: Film Screenings

Fresher’s Week 2017 Events

Come and see our events this Freshers’ Week!


Exploring Accents

All new linguists and language enthusiasts joining the University of Edinburgh are warmly welcomed to our Exploring Accents event as we traverse the UK and beyond by way of accents. Come along, discover a plethora of pronunciations from all around the world, and maybe even join us on stage to represent your own!


Film Screening: The Linguists

The Linguists is an acclaimed documentary film which explores the daily lives of professional field linguists as they document previously un-researched and undocumented languages. Linguists and non-linguists alike are invited to share both these fascinating discoveries and free popcorn!


LangSoc Meet and Greet

Our informal meet and greet evening is a great chance for you to meet other students from your course in both your year and those above. Get to know LangSoc, who we are, and what we do.

ILW Film Screening – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly – Wednesday 19th February

As part of Innovative Learning Week, we’ll be showing the award-winning adaptation of Jean-Dominique Bauby’s memoirs. Paralysed by a stroke, Bauby transcribed his memoirs letter-by-letter from his hospital bed, blinking as his interlocutor reached the right letter in the alphabet.

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Marie-Josée Croze as Henriette Roi, holding a card showing a French frequency-ordered-alphabet, used in partner-assisted scanning, which enabled Bauby to write his memoirs.

Both a powerfully emotional film and an insight into alternative communication methods employed by therapists working with severely speech impaired patients.

LangSoc Members £2 – Non-Members £3

Wednesday 19th February
18:00 – Study – Teviot

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