Stephen Bax is a Professor of Applied Linguistics at CRELLA, the University of Bedfordshire in the UK. He has recently been awarded the 2014 TESOL Distinguished Researcher Award for his work on eye tracking, presented at the TESOL convention in Portland Oregon. He has a PhD from the University of Kent in the area of Discourse, and an MLitt and MSc in Applied Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh, as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from University of North Wales, Bangor.
He also holds the Final Diploma in Arabic Translation from the Chartered Institute of Linguists. Bax has researched the fascinating 15th century Voynich manuscript, which has been described as the most mysterious manuscript in the world.
The Voynich manuscript is an illustrated codex hand-written in an unknown system that dates back to the early 15th century. To this day, no one has succeeded in deciphering the text. Spiritual artist and musician Stuart Davis and Professor of Linguistics Stephen Bax joined George Knapp to discuss the mystery behind the manuscript. In the first hour, ethno-pharmacologist Dennis McKenna talked about the upcoming Psymposium conference which explores the science, culture, and music of the psychedelic experience, and researcher and filmmaker Suzanne Taylor revealed controversies with the TED Talks program. ... More »Host: George Knapp