Past Events – 2015

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Thursday, 26 Nov 2015, 2-3pm

An afternoon lecture with Yves Champollion, the founder of Wordfast

Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Torrington Square. Clore Management Centre: CLO B01 (no. 2 on the map). Nearest underground: Euston Square (Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle lines), Warren Street (Northern and Victoria lines), Euston (Northern and Victoria lines) and Russell Square (Piccadilly line).

LRG and the Centre for Translation Studies at UCL have organised a lecture with Yves Champollion. Yves will talk about Pandora’s Box in Wordfast Anywhere (WFA). This is a fairly advanced topic and the event is suitable for anyone who already knows how to use WFA or other TM tools.

This event is free but registration is required.

Friday, 27 Nov 2015, 1.30-2.30pm

Lunchtime lecture with Yves Champollion and Ilona Regulski at The British Museum

Venue: The British Museum, BP Lecture Theatre, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG
Nearest underground: Tottenham Court Road (500m) – NB: Central line trains will not stop at Tottenham Court Road from 3 January until mid-December 2015; Russell Square (800m); Goodge Street (800m)

CenTraS @ UCL and the London Regional Group of the ITI are proud to announce the first-ever lunchtime lecture to be delivered by Yves Champollion (the great-great nephew of Jean-François Champollion), and Ilona Regulski, Curator of Egyptian Written Culture at The British Museum. Yves and Ilona will give a 40-minute illustrated talk about the Rosetta Stone, an icon of a multi-cultural society.

Participants can also visit the Enlightenment Gallery which has a replica of the Rosetta Stone that can be touched.

A late lunch or afternoon drink at The Museum Tavern (at participants’ cost) after the event is optional.

The free event will take place in the BP lecture theatre at The British Museum that seats 323 people; reservations are essential.

Saturday, 17 Oct 2015, 4-5.30pm

LRG seminar at the London Language Show: A day in the life of a translator – find out what translators do, how they spend their day, what helps them to be successful… Speakers: Philippe Galinier, Kari Koonin, Lina Molokotos-Liederman

Venue: Kensington Olympia, Room 2

An advanced workshop for recently-qualified and new entrants to the profession, with presentations from well-established freelance translators outlining their career path, areas of specialisation, the tools used, how their day is spent, what they need to be successful. There will also be round-table discussions allowing participants to quiz the speakers and other established translators in smaller groups.

This free event is sponsored by the ITI London Regional Group.; it qualifies for 90 mins CPD.

Freedom from Torture
(previously the Medical Foundation)

4-6pm, Thursday 10 September 2015

111 Isledon Road, London, N7 7JW.
Transport: Finsbury Park underground and
train stations and several bus routes.

We are very pleased to be able to offer this exceptional visit to Freedom from Torture (previously the Medical Foundation)

A rare opportunity for a private visit to this charity which has been working for more than 25 years to provide direct clinical services to survivors of torture who arrive in the UK, as well as striving to protect and promote their rights. There are several branches around the UK and Scotland. We will hear about the mission of the organisation and its working methods – there will also be an opportunity for small groups to meet and talk to specialist practitioners.


with Michael Farrell

Fri 19 June 2015 6:30 for 7 pm – 9 pm

Imperial College London

A joint infotech/LRG seminar on IntelliWebSearch with Michael Farrell

A presentation and live demonstration of an application used to search terminology across a number of Internet sites. Michael Farrell, Creator of IntelliWebSearch

Cost: LRG and infotech members: £10, Others: £15

EU Revision Workshop

with Peter Workman, Brian Porro and Paul Kaye

On 22 June 2015

Europe House, 32 Smith Sq, SW1P 3EU

Nearest tubes: St James Park, Westminster

Two separate sessions 10.00 – 12.45, 13.45 – 16.30 with a light lunch for all participants at 1pm).

Are you ever called up to revise a translation – a colleague’s, a competitor’s, your own? How would you define the task; what does it involve; what purpose does it serve and how should you set about it? And do you ever struggle with punctuation?

An opportunity to discuss these questions (and doubtless many others) with members of the EU Commission’s DGT. The workshop will include a short, group exercise.

Event organised jointly by LRG and representatives of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation.

There will be two separate sessions, one in the morning, one in the afternoon. Light refreshments will be served at the start of both sessions and a sandwich lunch in the mid-way break, providing a networking opportunity for participants from both sessions.

NB: Event supported by EU Commission DGT and sponsored by LRG.

Cost (to cover catering charges): £10 LRG members; £15 non-LRG

Booking: Closed

This event qualifies for 3 hours CPD.

The Annual LRG Pub Crawl

The secret pubs of WC1 – all welcome!

Thurs 9 July 2015 – 6 for 6.30 pm

Join us for an exploration of some traditional London watering holes – a stroll around the hidden streets and squares of WC1, visiting a number of traditional pubs between Kings Cross and Russell Square, ending with a typical London pub supper, at The Swan.

We shall be visiting: The Lord John Russell, The Lamb, The Queen’s Larder and The Swan, where those who wish to can enjoy a typical London pub supper.

No fee – all welcome, LRG members and non-members

Meeting points:

6 pm at Russell Square Underground Station, or
6.30pm at The Lord John Russell, 91-93 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AL


Websites, social media and blogging: how you can reach your customer. With Keren Lerner of Top Left Design

Mon 11 May 2015 6:30 for 7 pm – 9.30pm

Upstairs at the Devereux pub
20 Devereux Court, Essex Street, London WC2R 3JJ

Keren Lerner of Top Left Design will share her expertise, highlighting the special requirements of freelance translators and interpreters. Keren is an enthusiastic proponent of the use of online digital marketing and social media to promote your business to your target audience. She will share examples, time saving tips and strategies to help you to really stand out online.

Refreshments: Coffee/tea/biscuits/fruit

Cost: £5 for LRG members; £10 for non-members

Guided Pub Walk

Wed 19 Aug 2015 5.45 for prompt start

Meet at the base of the Monument just outside
Monument tube station(Circle/District lines)

We are repeating our now regular and very popular annual guided walk in London with our favourite guide. Our first stop will be the Swan pub in Ship Tavern Passage, 77 – 80 Gracechurch Street close to Leadenhall Market, a short walk from the base of the Monument just outside Monument tube station.

We will then visit/view the New Moon and Lamb Taverns in Leadenhall Market before crossing the road to visit/view the famous Jamaica Wine House in St Michael’s Alley (London’s first Coffee House) before moving on up Bishopsgate towards Liverpool Street Station and the site of Spitalfield Market to visit/view the Ten Bells and Pride of Spitalfields pubs. The walk will end at Preem, a large Indian Restaurant at 120-122 Brick Lane for our meal together – the manager of the Preem said he would offer us a free first round of drinks and a 20 per cent discount! (Please note that the meal is optional and at participants’ cost.

This event is free for LRG members, £5 for non-LRG members (for the walk only). Maximum number of participants is 20.

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