62. THE DICTIONARY PEOPLE: THE UNSUNG HEROES WHO CREATED THE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY

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62. THE DICTIONARY PEOPLE: THE UNSUNG HEROES WHO CREATED THE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY
Sarah Ogilvie
Thursday 27th June 17:00 (60 Min)
Stove Tent by Viking
The Oxford English Dictionary has long been associated with elite institutions and Victorian men. But the Dictionary didn't just belong to the experts; it relied on contributions from members of the public. By 1928, its 414,825 entries had been crowdsourced from a surprising and diverse group of people, from astronomers to murderers, naturists, pornographers, suffragists and queer couples. Lexicographer Sarah Ogilvie tells a people's history of the OED and reveals the full story of the making of one of the most famous books in the world - and celebrates the extraordinary efforts of the Dictionary People.
Event Theme: Society
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