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Online registration has now closed. If you want to attend this event, please email for details of how to register onsite.

We have a limited number of spaces available for 4.30 pm “Workshop for teachers on Grammar and English” at Canada Room and Council Chambers. Please email your full name and institutional affiliation to Dr Sheila McConnellogue ( to reserve your space. Spaces are allocated on first-come-first-served basis.


The conference will feature keynote speakers but its main aim is to attract a range of papers from researchers and practitioners. Research is especially welcome from participants at an early stage in their development, including both Masters and doctoral students.

There will also be a workshop for local teachers offering them the chance to consider recent relevant research on the place of grammar in the teaching of writing.


12.00 Registrations and light lunch
12.30 Re-thinking Grammar as a Creative Resource
Professor Debra Myhill, Exeter University
13.15 Paper sessions 1
14:15 Break
14.30 Paper sessions 2
15.30 How English teachers in England and Australia are remaining resilient and creative in constraining times
Professor Andy Goodwyn, University of Bedfordshire and
Dr Kerry-Ann O’Sullivan, Macquarie University, NSW
16.30 Workshop for teachers on Grammar and English
led by Professor Debra Myhill
17.55 Completion of evaluation forms
18.00 Close of event

Speaker presentations

Lovina Emejulu
Andy Goodwyn – keynote
Andy Goodwyn
Debbie Haynes
Nicola Marlow
Anna McCormack-Colbert
Debra Myhill – keynote


The BERA Early Career Researcher Network offers a limited amount of bursaries to the value of £75 towards travel for BERA Student Members only.

To apply for one of these bursaries, please email with a 250 word statement on why you want to attend this event and why you need the financial assistance. Bursaries are offered on a first come, first served basis. Travel expenses will be reimbursed after the event in accordance with our travel policies. You must not have previously received bursary funding from BERA.


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