Japanese high school students visit for a lecture and tour
7th August 2018
Thirty-seven students from a high school in Tokyo visited the Francis Close Hall campus for a lecture on ecolinguistics by Arran Stibbe, and an activity tour of campus led by Rowan Middleton and Charlotte Dover. The lecture described differing views of nature in English and Japanese culture, illustrated with a range of examples from advertisements to Japanese haiku and animation. The tour included activities to observe and describe the natural environment around the campus and the Edible Garden.