Lincolnshire Society


Date: Saturday 11 May 2019 12:00pm
Venue: Lincoln

Elena Salas Ramirez will discuss the new GCSE Spanish exam, most specifically the Edexcel one, and will also discuss the other exam boards and their requirements for achieving each grade. She will cover the four skills with a focus on the speaking exam requirements.

Prior to the presentation, attendees are welcome to join the committee for lunch (at their own expense) at the Wig & Mitre.

Speaker bio

Elena Salas Ramirez
Elena qualified as a teacher and translator in Granada, Spain, and has been working as a linguist in the UK since 2006,... (View full event description)



Date: Saturday 23 November 2019 12:00pm
Venue: Lincoln

This presentation will trace the surprising and, sometimes, circuitous routes by which the plays of Shakespeare became known in other countries and permeated European and world literature. Ian Smith will start from the earliest, most rudimentary renderings to arrive at those translations which have become the accepted, authoritative standard used for stage productions today.

Prior to the presentation, attendees are welcome to join the committee for lunch (at their own expense) at the Wig & Mitre.

Speaker bio

Ian Smith
Ian was born in South... (View full event description)


The Lincolnshire Society runs a variety of professional development events, benefitting CIOL members and non-members alike. Click an event to see its original listing and, if applicable, event reports and downloadable materials:


The inaugural meeting of the Lincolnshire Society was held in June 1998. Membership of the Society is free and CIOL members as well as non-members are very welcome at all our events. Information about our events is available by email from Society Secretary Brigitte Peach MCIL, in The Linguist and on the events page of this website.

The aim of the Lincolnshire Society is to be a local meeting point for people to find out more about the CIOL and what it has to offer; to be a contact point for information and professional networking, and to provide varied presentations and events during the year. These events aim to involve members working in all areas of languages. Committee members have also in the past given presentations to local business people about the correct use of translators and interpreters.

We hold several events each year, plus an Annual General Meeting in Lincoln. In the past, events have been held on subjects such as MA courses in translation and interpreting studies, continuous professional development, designing a website, effective use of the internet by linguists, translation software, the new A/AS level syllabus in languages, the latest changes in Public Service Interpreting, marketing for freelance translators and setting up as a freelance interpreter or translator. We also organise social and networking events.

Chair's Report: AGM May 2017

Role Bio
Mrs Candia HILLIER



DipTrans MCIL

Chair None provided
Mrs Elena SALAS RAMIREZ



MA MCIL

Committee member None provided
Major Dennis WEIR



MBE MCIL

Committee member None provided
Dr John WHITTAKER



BA PhD CERT ED MA MCIL

Committee member None provided
Mrs Katarzyna COX



MCIL

Committee member None provided
Mrs Madeleine COX



BEd MCIL

Committee member None provided
Mrs Helen BURLEFINGER



BA (Hons) MCIL

Secretary None provided
Mr Adam RAMSEY



MA MCIL CL

Treasurer None provided

If you are interested in supporting the Lincolnshire Society we'd be delighted to hear from you.

Simply email us with your name and contact details and a member of the committee will contact you for a no obligation discussion.