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Celtic Students Podcast

20 EpisodesProduced by Association of Celtic StudentsWebsite

In this podcast, we talk about lots of different aspects of Celtic Studies, and about the Celtic languages and cultures. Our different guests discuss their interests, passions and projects in English, Irish, Gaelic, Manx, Welsh, Cornish, or Breton.We hope you enjoy!You can contact us & learn more on… read more


Urban Gaelic Sociolinguistics

In this episode, Alexandra Philbin interviews Chris Oates, a PhD researcher at the University of Edinburgh whose work focuses on urban Gaelic sociolinguistics. They discuss, among other things, what this focus involves, Chris’ PhD research project and research design and applying academic research to work on language policy and planning. Chris also shares advice with other early career researchers interested in studying Celtic languages in an urban context.

Please consult the list below for more information about some of the themes and organisations that were mentioned in this episode.

Language and Law



Glasgow City Council

Language Policy and Planning


Gaelic Medium Education

PhD Internships

This episode is in English. It was recorded in June 2021. Links and notes also available on our blog here.

Host: Alexandra Philbin

Guest: Chris Oates

Music: “Kesh Jig, Leitrim Fancy” by Sláinte, CC BY-SA 3.0 US (, available from

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