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Thank you to all those who joined us at the 10th Harold Rosen lecture on 20th March 2017.

The evening was very well-attended, with over 200 people who filled the auditorium of the Cruciform building in London’s Gower Street.

Well-known poet and former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen kicked off the event with a few words, followed by a moving introduction from Harold Rosen’s wife, Betty.

The main event was an eloquent lecture from the editor of the collection, John Richmond, who delivered a fitting tribute to Harold Rosen and his contribution to English teaching in the second half of the twentieth century.

In case you missed this wonderful evening, you can watch the video below.

The transcript of the lecture can be downloaded here.

Rosen and his colleagues forged and sustained a new understanding of the purpose and possibilities of secondary school English. Beyond the constituency of secondary English, Harold’s teachings, writings and activities illuminated many more people’s understanding of the relationship between language and learning in any context, whatever the age of the learner and the content of the learning.

Buy now: Harold Rosen: Writings on life, language and learning, 1958–2008 by John Richmond

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