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The Secret Life of Words - Susie Dent

The country’s most entertaining lexicographer – star of Countdown’s ‘Dictionary Corner’ and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown – joins us to reveal the fascinating history of language. From the adventures that lie hidden within words such as ‘lasagne’ and ‘bugbear’ to the mysterious disappearance of ‘kempt’, ‘gormful’ and ‘ruly’ (and yes you really can be ‘gruntled’!) she takes us on a journey into the curious, unexpected and downright surreal origins of the words we use every day.

Tickets - £12