This month we have a Brighton resident author coming to speak to us about the importance of words, giving us an insight in to language and the brain and how they work together. Marek Kohn is the author of The Race, Gallery, As We Know It, A Reason for Everything and Trust and has been described by the Guardian as ‘one of the best science writers we have’.
Is bilingualism good for the brain? Can it delay the onset of dementia? And since scientists can’t agree on the answers, what are the rest of us to think? Marek Kohn discusses questions about science, health and society that feature in his new book, Four Words for Friend: Why Using More Than One Language Matters Now More Than Ever.