A display to celebrate William Tyndale’s contribution to the English language
One of Hertford’s undergraduate English students, Dominic Hewett, has curated a display exploring William Tyndale’s approach to translation which illustrates how phrases he coined have gone on to become part of everyday language. As well as exhibiting two works by Tyndale the display will include works from the 1600s to the present day that use sayings created by Tyndale, including a John le Carré manuscript for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (using the phrase ‘fall from grace’ which was coined by Tyndale).
Open to all for free in the Blackwell Hall of the Weston Library 9am-5pm on 1 October 2015.
The display coincides with the Tyndale Society’s 20th Anniversary conference, held in Hertford College 1-4 October 2015.