The Midlands Network’s second AGM was held at the Polish Millennium Centre in Birmingham. This was followed by a truly fascinating talk by Michael Wells MCIL Chartered Linguist showing just how varied a career you can have with languages. Feeling rather overawed by his splendid career, and with a note to self to try harder in the future, we then adjourned to the Karcszma for a delicious, Polish lunch.
The draft minutes of the AGM are now available for all network members here.
In addition to the Annual General Meeting, the Midlands Network invites special guest Michael Wells MCIL CL to speak about his 30-year career as a translator and interpreter. Michael’s talk will be followed by lunch at Karczsma Restaurant (at own expense).
11:30 Welcome/attendees arrive
12:30 Michael Wells presentation
13:30 Lunch at Karczma Restaurant (downstairs)
Michael Wells MCIL CL
Michael Wells is a freelance translator-interpreter and language trainer, working mainly with English and French. A native of Wimbledon, he studied at the University of Bristol and the Sorbonne in Paris. He spent 15 years in Paris as a translator-interpreter in international public affairs. In the early 1990s he moved into translation and localisation for a large technical documentation company, following at first-hand the development of CAT tools and machine translation. After an interlude in Lithuania and Russia, he moved to Brussels in 2000 to work as a translator, then administrator in international relations, for the European Union. He returned to London in 2006.
Birmingham, B5 5PH