BALID literacy - from The Philippines to Mexico


We have two Informal Literacy Discussions coming up in quick succession - from The Philippines to Mexico!

Monday, 24th June 2019: Local Volunteering in The Philippines

In this seminar, Christopher Millora (University of East Anglia) will speak about 'Taking hold’ and ‘losing grip’ of bureaucratic literacies: Insights from local volunteering in the Philippines. The seminar will take place from 4-6pm, and the Embassy of the Philippines has kindly agreed to host us at 6-11 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG. (Please note that the dress code is smart casual.) The nearest stations are Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross. 

All are welcome! If you are planning to come, please email so I can help the Embassy to anticipate numbers. No other formal registration is needed.

Thursday 4th July 2019: Bilingual Literacy for Life: an indigenous language literacy programme in Mexico. 

In this Informal Literacy Discussion, Lorena Sanchez Tyson of UCL Institute of Education aims to explore the underpinning value and role that literacy has for adults in rural and indigenous areas in Mexico. It will take place from 5.30 – 7pm at the UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL (nearest stations Euston Square, Warren Street, Euston and Russell Square). 

We very much look forward to seeing you at one or both of these events: please share this email with your networks and print out the attached flyers as appropriate.

If you yourself would like to present your research in an informal setting and receive constructive, helpful feedback, please do email back with your ideas. 

With best wishes,



Dr Mary Anderson for BALID