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Diversity Month 2014

Title: The history of British Sign Language(BSL)

Type of event: Exhibition

Overview:
'An interactive exhibit which illustrates the origins and history of sign language in Britain presented by the ESRC-funded UCL Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre (DCAL).

Learn about the influences of religion, education and royal patronage on British Sign Language (BSL) . What were the earliest references to signing in Britain?

Could Queen Victoria fingerspell? When was BSL recognised as an official language in the UK? Visit this exhibition to find out more'

Participants:
This event is open to all UCL staff, students and the general public.

Date, Time and Venue:
The exhibition will run between the 4 February and the 17 February 2014. Viewing times will be between 9-6pm in the Cloisters.

Registration not required.

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Last updated: 23rd January 2014