Spend an evening with Susie Dent and words, lots of words!
‘Susie Dent is a one-off. She breathes life and fun into words and language’ Pam Ayres
‘Susie Dent is a national treasure’ Richard Osman
Hosted by the Very Reverend Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark, Southwark Cathedral are delighted to welcome lexicographer extraordinaire and queen of Countdown’s Dictionary Corner Susie Dent to the Cathedral for an evening of words.
From Turning a Blind Eye (Nelson putting the telescope to his missing eye to ignore the order to stop fighting) to why May Day became a distress call; from stealing someone’s thunder to the real Jack the Lad, from tartle (forgetting someone’s name) to snaccident (unintentionally eating a whole packet of biscuits), WORD PERFECT is her brilliant linguistic almanac full of unforgettable true stories tied to every day of the year. You’ll never be lost for words again.
Susie Dent is a writer and broadcaster on language. She recently celebrated 25 years as the resident word expert on C4's Countdown, and also appears on the show's comedy sister 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown. Susie comments regularly on TV and radio on words in the news. She has contributed to discussions on Radio 4's Woman's Hour, 15 x 15, Word of Mouth, Saturday Live, More or Less, Today, and on Radio 5 Live's Breakfast and Drive programmes, and has been a regular panellist on R4's Wordaholics. She has made guest appearances on many TV programmes including BBC Breakfast, Newsnight, This Morning, Test the Nation, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Not Going Out (in a swimsuit), and The One Show.
Susie answers notes and queries about words and phrases in weekly columns in the Radio Times and The Week Junior. She has written for the Independent on Sunday, the Telegraph, and the Times, and is the author of several books, including her latest, Dent’s Modern Tribes. She is a spokesperson for Oxford University Press, and has been a judge on the Costa Book Awards and on the Academy Excellence Awards. Susie regularly delivers key-note speeches to both small companies and major corporations on language and communication.
Susie lives in Oxford where she has developed a passion for cycling - Lycra or no, she is never without her little black book for jotting down any new words picked up in the wild
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We are committed to the continued well being of all those who visit, work and worship at Southwark Cathedral.
In our on-going efforts to assist our community in preventing the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented the following enhanced protocols and procedures you will notice during your time with us.
Numbers are strictly limited to ensure ensure we adhere by social-distancing.
A designated entrance, at the Churchyard gates on Bedale Street and designated exit through the Millennium Courtyard on Montague Close.
A one way route through the Cathedral that reinforces physical distancing guidelines.
The provision of hand sanitizer stations throughout the site.
Freely available toilet facilities to promote frequent handwashing.
Card and contactless only payment facilities.
Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of touchpoints including handles, rails, seating and toilet facilities.
Face coverings are mandatory inside the Cathedral unless exempted.
Seating will adhere to strict social distancing of at least 1m+ from each other.
Copies of pre-signed books will be available to purchase in advance or on the evening. There will be no book-signing.
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Please visit us at another time if you or a member of your household or group are feeling unwell.
Wash your hands often using soap or water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser.
Wear a face covering.
Stay at least 1m+ away from others and follow the one way route around the Cathedral.
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Please note should this event need to be cancelled full refunds will be issued within 3-5 days of the event date.
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