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PHRASES & SAYINGS The Etymology of the City of London - Alan Read

Published on Monday, December 09, 2019

PHRASES & SAYINGS The Etymology of the City of London - Alan Read

Monday 18 May

Event date: 5/18/2020 Export event

The English language is rich in idioms, phrases and sayings which are part of every-day speech, yet seldom do we consider the origin of their meanings. This is an exploration of historical etymology, most often traceable to the City of London. Even if you have to ‘rob Peter to pay Paul’ and it’s ‘raining cats and dogs’ on Monday night, you’d be ‘barking mad’ to miss this lecture!

Alan holds First Class Honours and Masters degree in History of Art from Birkbeck College, London. He is a gallery guide at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, the National Portrait Gallery and for Frieze Masters. Alan regularly lectures at the NPG, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Plymouth City Art Gallery and other galleries in the UK. He also works as a London Blue Badge Guide and a City of London Guide.

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