- The Normans at Our Table: John Ayto, author of the second edition of The Diner’s Dictionary, talks about the Normans rerouting of the English language, and particularly of its vocabulary.
- Brevity is the soul of lit: Dinah Birch and Katy Hooper, editors of The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature, look at answering the question of how you choose what is likely to accompany readers into the new century, for short entries displaying neatly on ipads and tablets and ereaders, or even on Google Glass?
- What's in a name?: Michael Allaby, Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Plant Sciences, explores the need for a classificatory system and looks at answering the question 'what's in a name?'.