CIOL AGM & Members' Day 2019

This year’s CIOL AGM and Members’ Day took place on Saturday 16 March at the British Library Knowledge Centre in London. The day was filled with fascinating seminars, workshops, and networking opportunities for all guests. Professor Bernadette O’Rourke, Professor of Sociolinguistics, Heriot Watt University, presented a topical Threlford Lecture on linguistic intolerance and linguistic nationalism.

Click here to read a blog about the day by translator Liudmila Tomanek MCIL Chartered Linguist.

Take a look at more photos from the day here

The Year Ahead

Chair of Council Judith Gabler gave an insight into the year ahead for CIOL. An audio recording is available below:

Threlford Memorial Lecture

In this talk, Professor Bernadette O’Rourke examines the ideologies behind such intolerance and why certain profiles of speakers (new speakers, native speakers) and users of particular languages (majority or minority languages) are given more authority than others.  Listen to the full lecture and access the slides below.

Threlford Lecture - Who has the authority to speak


Starting your career as a freelancer Part 1: Ten top tips for translators and interpreters
Vasiliki Prestidge MCIL CL and Valeria Aliperta MCIL

Emotional Intelligence for Translators and Interpreters
Dr Severine Hubscher-Davidson MCIL
Senior Lecturer and Head of Translation, School of Languages and Applied Linguistics, OU

All work and no wellbeing – mental health strategies for interpreters
Sue Leschen FCIL CL

Beyond Translation – shape your career as a Linguist
Anna Ostrovsky MCIL

The World of the Voice-over
Daniel Pageon FCIL

Preparing for the DPSI
Sue Leschen FCIL CL

What members said

  • “Worth coming from Southern France for”
  • “I enjoyed my first Members’ Day. Fascinating Threlford Memorial Lecture”
  • “Excellent atmosphere”
  • “A very enriching day”
  • “Extremely interesting, relevant and helpful as always!”
  • “Really well structured event, a great opportunity to meet fellow colleagues”
  • “Excellent seminars! See you next year”