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Steven Pinker

The Sense of Style

  • 1
  • Sep

2015

Tuesday

6.30pm

The author and psychology professor Steven Pinker

  • The author and psychology professor Steven Pinker

Does writing well matter in an age of instant communication? Drawing on the latest research in linguistics and cognitive science, Steven Pinker’s The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century explains why style still matters: in communicating effectively, in earning a reader’s trust and, not least, in adding beauty to the world.

Steven is an award-winning cognitive scientist, public intellectual and Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. His bestselling books include The Language Instinct and Words and Rules. This is a European City of Science event presented in partnership with The University of Manchester. The event will be chaired by Professor Daniel M. Davis, author of The Compatibility Gene.