Comedian Robin Ince to give prestigious Babel Lecture at University

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The University of Salford will host the prestigious Babel Lecture for the first time.

Poster for the Robin Ince Babel Language talk

This year’s lecture, which is organised by Babel: The Language Magazine, will be given by Robin Ince, a comedian, author, broadcaster, and science communicator.

He will be presenting his lecture: 'Weapons of empathy: How the written word lets us walk in the boots and minds of others.’

Robin is best known as the co-host of the very popular BBC Radio 4 series and podcast The Infinite Monkey Cage with Professor Brian Cox.

As well as co-hosting podcasts, Robin has written several books including I’m a Joke and So Are You.

He also wrote The Bad Book Club and has edited and written short stories for two volumes of Dead Funny: Horror Stories by Comedians.

Ince has also written and presented documentaries on the history of self-help, Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds and Dr Seuss and as a stand-up comedian he has toured the world and won three Chortle Awards, the Time Out Outstanding Achievement Award and was nominated for the British Comedy Awards’ Best Live show.

Each year, Babel hosts a free public lecture, with previous speakers including broadcaster Susie Dent and acting legend Stephen Fry.

The lecture will take place in the Digital Media Performance Lab (DMPL) at our Media City campus on Friday 9th June and will start at 17:30 with a wine reception before the lecture from 16:30.

Tickets are available for free here.


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