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Our 50th Anniversary Lecture: Dyslexia and Developmental Language Disorder with Prof Margaret Snowling CBE

Professor Maggie Snowling CBE

We are delighted to announce that Professor Margaret Snowling CBE FBA FMedSci will be delivering the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity’s 50th Anniversary Lecture on Saturday 24 April. 

Professor Maggie Snowling is President of St John’s College and Professor of Psychology, University of Oxford. She is also professionally qualified as a clinical psychologist. Her research on children’s reading and language is at the interface of psychology and education.

Our lecture, marking 50 years since the opening of Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity, will discuss dyslexia and developmental language disorder. The lecture will be delivered online, so it will be accessible to all.

More about Professor Snowling

Maggie was awarded the British Psychological Society Presidents' Award (2003) and the Samuel T Orton Award of the International Dyslexia Association (2005); she is Past-President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading and former Joint Editor of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. She served on Sir Jim Rose’s Expert Advisory Group on provision for dyslexia, was advisor to the Phonics Screening Check and Reception Baseline Assessment in England and an expert member of the Education for All: Fast Track Initiative group in Washington DC in (2011).

Maggie has been awarded honorary doctorates from Goldsmiths London, University College London, Warwick and Bristol Universities for contributions to the science of reading and dyslexia.

She is Fellow of the British Academy, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She was appointed CBE for services to science and the understanding of dyslexia in 2016.

The lecture 

Date:  Saturday 24 April 2021

Time:  10:30am – 12 noon

Fee: £10

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