Past Events – 2005

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LRG Christmas Party and AGM 

Thursday, 8 December 2005

At the Hoop & Toy pub
34 Thurloe Place
Nearest tube: South Kensington

As is the tradition, the LRG’s AGM is followed by our Christmas jolly. This time we are trying out a new venue, the Hoop & Toy pub near South Kensington tube station. As usual, there will be a buffet and mince pies.

Wordfast presentation with Yves Champollion

Wednesday, 23 November 2005

At Imperial College
Exhibition Road
South Kensington
Mechanical Engineering Building
Lecture Theatre 542 

LRG are extremely proud to announce this event with Yves Champollion, the creator of the popular translation memory software Wordfast. Yves will present the software package and answer questions.

The event is free for LRG members, students at Imperial College and participants of the last Wordfast one-day workshop at Imperial College (18 June 05). 

LRG Autumn / People Bank Event

Wednesday, 19 October 2005

At the Edgar Wallace Pub, 40 Essex Street, London WC2

Mind your backs! – advice and information from Chartered Physiotherapist, Diana Wilson

A People Bank event, in which members and visitors will hear Diana Wilson, of Physio-on-the-River describe the best way to lay out your office, PC and other equipment, in order to reduce back and neck strain. Diana has written extensively on this subject and will be offering advice on posture, equipment and useful exercises.

Diana worked in industry for many years before setting up her own Barnes-based clinic which offers general and sports physiotherapy, Pilates, video analysis and rehabilitation.

The LRG People Bank is also an opportunity for meeting and exchanging information with fellow LRG members and visitors.

Grant & Cutler Discount Evening

Wednesday, 14 September

Benefit from a 10% discount on all books and products at our favourite foreign language bookshop. This is followed by:

LRG Dines Out

University Women’s Club
2 Audley Square (just off Curzon St.)
London W1K 1DB 

Intellectually stimulated after browsing the Grant & Cutler shelves, why not continue the evening by coming along to the next LRG Dines Out? This will be held in a charming building tucked away in a corner of Audley Square, Mayfair. This houses the University Women’s Club, founded in 1886 by women students from Cambridge and London Universities. Today, the Club has well over a thousand (women) members but men are always welcome guests. And so, too, on this occasion!

Dress Code: smart 

Price: £25 per person, 1 glass of wine and service charge.

LRG Pub Crawl & Country Walk 

Saturday, 9 July, from 5pm

This year’s LRG pub crawl will double up as a country walk in the Mole Valley. We start at the Swan Public House in Claygate. The more energetic party will set off at 6pm to take the longer (and more picturesque) route, while the less energetic party can linger and then take a shorter route, which can easily be done in 45 minutes. Both parties will meet up again at approximately 7.45pm at the Prince of Wales, West End Green, where meals are available to replenish our energies. At about 9pm (while still daylight) we will start walking back for an optional call at the Swan or another pub in Claygate. If it’s raining, we’ll abandon serious walking and stick to the Swan, Foley Arms and Griffin in Claygate.


Family Day Out to Hampton Court Palace

Sunday, 31 July

Another great event organised by Lucy Eratt, our Cultural Events Organiser. We will meet at the Box Office Hall at 11.40am. Entrance tickets are: £12.00 adult, £6.80 child under 16, £8.00 senior citizens, £34 family ticket (2 adults, 3 children).

To get to Hampton Court, take a train from Waterloo Station (10.27am arriving at 11.02 or 10.57 arriving at 11.32 – present timetable), cross the bridge and you are at the Palace gates, the Box Office is on the left hand side.

We shall visit the palace, have a walk in its beautiful gardens, have a coffee break and perhaps try the Maze (the famous Maze well-described and featured in Three Men in a Boat).


LRG Interpreters’ Evening

Thursday, 16 June 2005

We are fortunate to have secured two excellent speakers for this event. The first speaker is Jane Streetly, Secretary of the UK and Ireland region of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC), who has enormous experience of interpreting for organisations such as the UN, EU, FAO, ILO, WHO and IMO. Jane will be talking about the challenges facing the interpreting profession, and more importantly, the effect of the rise of Global English on Conference Interpreting. 

Our second speaker is Josephine Bacon, one of the founder members of ITI and a very lively and engaging speaker. She will be giving us her views on the future of the interpreting profession, particularly with regard to public service interpreting, and sharing her wealth of experience with us. This promises to be an extremely informative and stimulating event and we look forward to meeting all our interpreter members there.

This event is free for LRG members and students of Metropolitan University, £3 for all others. 

Income Tax Workshop

Friday, 20 May

At the George & Devonshire pub (Function Room)
Hogarth Roundabout

Followed by:

Visit to Fuller’s Brewery


A workshop offered by the Inland Revenue to learn about all things to do with Income Tax, self-assessment, allowable expenses etc. This will be followed by lunch and then a guided tour of the nearby Fuller’s Brewery, finishing with a mini pub crawl and/or pub dinner afterwards. The tax workshop is free.

LRG Cultural Event – Art visit

Friday, 29 April 2005

At the Wallace Collection
Manchester Square
(two blocks from Oxford Street behind Selfridges)
(nearest tube Bond Street).

As a result of your responses about cultural events we are planning two visits —  the Wallace Collection in April, and a day out at Hampton Court later in the year. They are being organised by our Cultural Events Organiser, Lucy Eratt.

The Wallace Collection an intimate private collection, which not many people know about. It contains a fine collection of impressionists, and is well worth a visit. More about it at :

The exhibition is free. Just turn up at 3pm. If you are late, come in and join us.  

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