The local organising committee of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) created this page for attendees at the annual conference being hosted online in September 2021 (postponed from 2020). The conference website is here:

We are sorry that we can’t welcome you in person to Northumbria and show you around our campus, around the toon (as locals call Newcastle), and around the north-east of England.

To make up for this a little bit, here are some links and some information about us and our local environment.

Newcastle is a wonderful city to live in, to visit, to work and to study in. It’s also surrounded by beautiful and varied countryside, both along the coast and inland. You can find out a bit more about the area here:

There are some virtual 360 degree tours of local landmarks here:

One of our English students discusses some local attractions in the first of a series of ‘Toon Tips’ on our Northumbria Englishes page:

If you feel like it, you can also take a walking tour through the city on youtube:

There are quite a few of these. Here’s a shorter one:

You can see our staff profiles here:

and find out more about our research here:

Or please talk to us online during the conference or afterwards.

We hope to see some of you in person at Northumbria some time in the not too distant future!