CIOL AGM & Members' Day 2018

CIOL’s AGM and Members’ Day took place on Saturday 10 March; and it was the biggest yet! Around 180 members and guests attended for a day filled with engaging seminars, workshops, and networking opportunities. Professor Joanna Drugan, University of East Anglia, presented an intriguing Threlford Lecture on new research highlighting the important role linguists play when translating and interpreting crime.

The Year Ahead

Chair of Council Karen Stokes gave an insight into the year ahead for CIOL. An audio recording in available below:

Threlford Memorial Lecture

In this talk, Professor Drugan gives an overview of new research about the critical role played by linguists in this effort. What are their experiences of interpreting and translation? How do they help the police understand, prevent and prosecute such crimes? And what professional and ethical challenges do they face in doing so? Listen to the full lecture and access the slides below:

File Crime and Translation
Professor Joanna Drugan HonFCIL


Presentation slides and recordings for Members’ Day seminars and workshops are available below.

File Mentoring platform
Jane Galbraith, Head of Membership

File Translation and Localisation for IKEA
Ian Hinchliffe, translator and former IKEA catalogue copywriter

Languages after Brexit - Panel disussion 

Led by Tim Connell, with Rene Koglbauer, Helen Campbell, and Jennifer Jenkins


What members said

  • “Again, a great event. Great speeches. Good networking opportunities”
  • “Really enjoyed myself and felt very welcomed to the institute”
  • “First of these attended, and will definitely come again!”
  • “Lovely to see so many student members”
  • “Very well organised event with lots of interesting talks and useful information”
  • Full review from Carolina Casado Parras