New Collins Dictionary site

English dictionary, 3 bi-linguals a thesaurus and a translator.

Collins Dictionaries have just published a new website for their dictionaries.

The new Collins Dictionary website

The new Collins Dictionary website

The English Dictionary has more information than a traditional dictionary: in addition to ‘definitions’ there are sections detailing ‘see also’, ‘alternative forms’, ‘word origin’, ‘synonyms’, ‘quotations’, ‘translations’ and ‘usage examples’. Unlike most on-line dictionaries British and American pronunciation is given in audio. The best thing is that everything has been thought out for on-line use rather than simply replicating Collins’ paper publications.

Collins is the foremost UK publisher of modern language dictionaries. On the new site, in addition to the English Dictionary, there are French, German and Spanish bi-lingiual dictionaries, plus a thesaurus and a translator similar to Google Translate.


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Peter Brook at the Teatro Valle Occupato

A great British director in Rome


Peter Brook is one the great theatre directors of the twentieth century. His 1970 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream made theatre history.

On Friday April 12 at 8pm the Teatro Valle Occupato is screening 'The Tightrope', a documentary about Brook by his son, Simon Brook. The film will be followed by a public debate with Peter Brook.

You can book tickets by sending an email to

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