Evolving English @ British Library

If you love words, you’ll love this exhibition at the British Library. Ancient bibles, dictionaries, novels and maps vie for your attention, competing also with interactive exhibits,  video projections,  podcasts. Lose the 21st century for an hour or three while you rummage in the past. Find out what Flash used to mean, what early newspapers and today’s websites have in common, and how the language police down the centuries have tried and failed to freeze the English language and prevent its unstoppable evolution.

The British Library, until April 2011, free