Cambridge Festival of Ideas – Talk on the history of French by Christopher Johnson

Why is French so funny? 
Most people know that French is based on Latin – so why is it not more similar to other Romance languages?

To learn why, let’s meet Saturday 19th October 2019 

MML Lecturers’ Common Room
Sidgwick Site, 5 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

Christopher Johnson studied French & German (including 2 Philology papers) at Cambridge in the mid-1970s and, after a brief spell as a language teacher, worked for over 30 years in banking & investment, including 22 years with a French bank. Separately, he lived in France for 8 years, where he was a voluntary mentor to small businesses and is still a Town Councillor.