Tue 16 Mar / Replay

The Importance of Languages for the Future of the UK

Mois de la Francophonie 2021

As the United Kingdom faces life after Brexit and the consequences of the pandemic, how can it revive and reshape international relationships, fill skills gaps in the labour force, support business to trade in non-English speaking markets and develop the talents and attributes needed for life and work in a global society? Four influential panellists will share their views on the role that languages can play in the fields of economy, diplomacy, social justice, health, and education, for the future of the UK.

This panel will be moderated by Bernardette Holmes MBE, Director of Speak to the Future, with guest panellists:

    Baroness Coussins, Crossbench Life Peer and Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Modern Languages, House of Lords
    Professor Janice Carruthers, Professor of French Linguistics at Queen’s University, Belfast, and Priority Area Leadership Fellow in Modern Languages with the Arts and Humanities Research Council
    Dr. Adam Marshall, Director General, British Chambers of Commerce
    Dr. Charles Ebikeme, Policy Officer, Department of Health Policy, London School of Economics, and Young Leader, Franco-British Council


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