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Paul Anthony Jones – Why Is This a Question

  • Saturday 27 April, 2pm
  • Tickets From £8.50
  • Hexham Library
Paul Anthony Jones

InWhy Is This a Question? Paul Anthony Jones delves into the nuts and bolts of language, the building blocks of speech and writing that we often never think about.  

He'll answer linguistic questions you may not have thought to ask: Why don't eleven and twelve end in "teen." Why do letters look the way they do? Why are some uppercase and some lowercase? Why are these words in this order? And what is a question mark doing at the end of this sentence? Jones’ enlightening and entertaining approach will change the way you think about our language. 

Chaired by Harry Pearson. 

Concession prices: available to Friends of the Festival, those on benefits and students.

Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. Please book for both directly at the Queen’s Hall Box Office.

Get 15% discount off your booking if you buy tickets for four or more different events (not including workshops). Must be in a single transaction and can't be applied retrospectively.

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Book a table and receive 10% off dining at The Beaumont Hotel on presentation of your ticket.


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