The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas presents top academics, dangerous ideas and top comedy host, Susan Morrison.

In this double show, Alan Gow explores how to keep sharp as we age, and our BM Director Antonella Sorace debates if single-language speakers really exist.

  • Staying sharp is easy: just 'do this one simple thing'! But what if there isn’t "one thing" but dozens? Alan Gow to explore how that gives us hope for keeping sharp as we age.
  • Does anyone really speak only one language? Everyone knows a few words in a language that isn’t their own. But at what point do you know enough of another language to call yourself bilingual? Professor Antonella Sorace (The University of Edinburgh and Bilingualism Matters) asks what it means to be a native speaker and discover how speaking more than one language affects individuals, communities and language itself.

Date & Time: 15 Aug 2022, 13:30

Venue: New Town Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland

Price: £11.00

Duration: 60 mins

Age: 14 And Above (14+)

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