"Do languages really mean business…?" talk by Prof. Paul Bishop FCIL

The presentation will discuss some of the issues surrounding the decline in uptake of modern languages at school and university, as well as the relation of languages in the attempts to rebalance the economy of the UK (and of Scotland). Professor Bishop will also discuss the role of languages in the context of the economic challenges facing the UK and Scotland as a consequence of Brexit.

Speaker bio

Professor Paul Bishop FCIL holds the William Jacks Chair in Modern Languages (German) at the University of Glasgow. His research interests include intercultural approaches to business and commerce and the application of modern languages in the business environment. He has also published on aspects of German intellectual history and can be found on Twitter @paulbishop4U.


Those willing to join us for lunch at the Holiday Inn, Theatreland at 12:00pm are more than welcome to do so. Please email us by the Wednesday before the talk (17/05/17) so we can make arrangements.


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May 20th, 2017 12:00 PM   to   4:00 PM
Holiday Inn, Theatreland
161 West Nile Street
Glasgow, G1 2RL
United Kingdom
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