Past Events – 2020

Past events from other years: 2021 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

LRG Open Networking Event and celebration of LRG’s 25th Birthday

Venue: The Devereux Pub, 20 Devereux Court, Temple, London WC2R 3JJ (back to our favourite venue!)

Cost: LRG Members – free; non-LRG – £5

The committee has been so busy this year, organising a large number of CPD and social events, we rather lost sight of the fact that 2019 is our 25th Anniversary. As it is too late to plan an anniversary event in 2019, we have decided to organise a cake and celebratory drink for the traditional January Open Networking Evening.

The focus of the Open Networking event will be on the benefits of partnering or collaboration. Nathalie Reis will introduce a discussion on partnering with other translators, for proofreading, working in tandem, marketing, accountability buddies, after which small discussion groups can share their own experiences, if any, and think about advantages and disadvantages.

Booking: Closed

Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 14:00 to 16:00

Book Launch – Translation: a guide to the practice of crafting target texts

Venue: University of Westminster, UG05, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW

Cost: Free to LRG members, but booking via Eventbrite is essential

LRG members are invited to join students at the University of Westminster, to hear Ann Pattison and Stella Cragie talk about their latest book Translation: A Guide to the Practice of Crafting Target Texts published by Routledge, and join a discussion about the issues raised.

Booking: Closed

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 18:00 for 18:30

Medical and Pharmaceutical Interpreting – a seminar led by Kirsty Heimerl-Moggan and Summer Mouallem

Venue: University of Westminster, at New Cavendish Street – Room C1.03

Cost: Free to LRG members; £10 for non-members; £5 for non-UoW Students

Two of the most pre-eminent practitioners in the field will talk about the opportunities and challenges of medical and pharmaceutical conference interpreting and the kind of training required. Kirsty Heimerl-Moggan and Summer Mouallem are both experienced medical and pharmaceutical interpreters.

There are large amounts of work for interpreters in the medical and pharmaceutical market, such as medical conferences on topics such as cardiology and diabetes, investigator meetings, medical market research or medical training courses on new technologies and treatments.

The InterpMeds team presents and trains interpreters (experienced and budding) and will be sharing their experience on Medical and Pharmaceutical Conference Interpreting with the ITI London Regional Group. They will give an insight into the prerequisites for and the work of medical and pharmaceutical interpreters and offer useful advice, hints and tips related to their work.

Booking: Closed

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 7:30pm – 9.00pm

LRG Chat – another chance to catch up with colleagues online

Venue: your home

Cost: free

CPD: 1.5 hours

Another opportunity to share views and experiences with fellow LRG members. The GoToMeeting invitation and code will be sent to you on the day. Please do join in.

To book: Advance notice will be posted on the Yahoo Group and a GoToMeeting link will be sent on the day

Thursday, 23 July 2020, Time: 7pm

Virtual visit to Dulwich Village and Dulwich Picture Gallery, London SE

Venue: your home

Cost: free

Please note the change of date and time for this event. We are very much looking forward to Jane Jone’s virtual tour of Dulwich Village and the wonderful Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Jane is a long-term resident so knows it well – she will provide a flavour of Dulwich Village, past and present and present some pictures. She will also talk about the founding of the Dulwich Picture Gallery and some of the key works. We are indebted to Jane Jones, who lives in the Village, for this event.

We were planning to end with a drink and meal at a local pub so perhaps you would like to keep your pint handy!

Booking: Closed

Thursday, 20 August 2020, 7:30pm – 9.00pm

LRG Chat – catch up with colleagues online

Cost: free

Rather short notice but we hope that some LRG members will be available for another online chat, to meet up for an hour or so and talk about work and holidays while we continue to live under the stresses and strains of COVID-19.

The GoToMeeting link will be sent via the Yahoo Group on 18 August, with a reminder on 19 August

Seminar on PII – what is it, do we need it, how much does it cost?

Thursday, 24 September 2020, PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME: 2-3.30pm

Cost: Free for LRG members: £5 for non-members

A representative of McParland Finn will talk about the whys and wherefores of PII for freelance translators and interpreters – do we need it, what does it cost, what is (not) covered? If you have any particular concerns or experiences to share, please send an email by 14 September to: We are also planning a follow-up seminar on PII with a representative of Towergate.

Booking: Closed

Webinar on RSI – Remote Simultaneous Interpreting

Friday, 30 October 2020, 6-7pm

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

Débora Chobanian, Interpreter and LRG Committee member, will talk about RSI – Remote Service Interpreting. She will talk about the benefits and challenges of RSI, explain how it works, the equipment needed, and the rapid learning curve for interpreters who have had to adapt to this new way of working. Interpreters will be offered a practice session on RSI. There will also be a short presentation by a Sound Engineer who will talk about Acoustic Shock and good sounds practices for interpreters when working online. There will be time for Q&A at the end.

Conference interpreters who would like to practice interpreting for free on Zoom, specially taking relay, are welcome to join. Debbie will hold a separate session for free to talk through the necessary equipment, basic Zoom features and how to take relay prior to the event. If you’re interested, please send an email to with a short profile and indicating your language combination. The deadline to submit your interest is 16th October 2020. All qualified conference interpreters are welcome to apply.

We’ll be looking forward to seeing our colleagues there.

Booking: Closed


Sunday, 15 November 2020, 12.45-1.45pm

Venue: online webinar

Chairman: Pamela Mayorcas FITI, MScInfSc, DipModLangs

Speakers: Débora Chobanian, Interpreter and translator; Cecilia Lipovsek, Diplomatic Interpreter & Founder of Multilateral

Two highly-experienced translators and interpreters will take a SWOT approach to the opportunities and threats faced by the profession during COVID-19 and how people have dealt with them. They will discuss the strengths needed in order to face the challenges of the pandemic, the weaknesses that must be overcome, in order to maintain one’s business presence and income, the opportunities provided (eg virus-related work) and the threats, eg to personal and family life, less work, lower rates.

Find out more from here – scroll down to language professionals


Thursday, 10 December 2020, 7pm

Cost: Free (LRG members only)

The London Regional Group will hold its Annual General Meeting as an online event. Regrettably, our Annual Christmas Party has had to be postponed; we hope to organise it as a ‘Welcome 2021 event’ in Spring 2021, date tba.

Booking: Closed

Tickets go on sale on 31 October 2020, 8am

Past events from other years: 2021 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005