Lincolnshire Society


Date: Saturday 21 November 2020 12:00pm
Venue: Lincoln

Talk:  ‘Do the rules of grammar, punctuation and spelling still matter in modern communications and, if so, who should be responsible for ensuring that these rules are applied?’

A talk by Major (ret’d) Dennis Weir followed by discussion and a networking lunch

A self-confessed language pedant, Dennis was incensed by views expressed on the radio last year by the (arguably) controversial Stephen Fry who put forward the opinion that grammar, punctuation and spelling are simply obstacles to free spirited creative writing. During the course of today’s talk,... (View full event description)



Date: Saturday 6 February 2021 12:00pm
Venue: Lincoln

A talk by the accountant Ewa Prokop followed by discussion and a networking lunch - updated title of talk and details to be released later (Ewa’s first planned talk in May 2020 was postponed because of the Coronavirus lockdown).

Programme

12 noon - 16.00 (approximately)

The talk will begin at 12:15pm

Speaker bio

Ewa Prokop came from Poland over 13 years ago and has chosen Lincoln as her new home. Ewa works as an accountant at TaxLinc Ltd, but before starting her career in the world of finance and... (View full event description)



Date: Saturday 8 May 2021 12:00pm
Venue: Lincoln

Further details to be announced later.

Programme

12 noon - 16.00 (approximately)

The talk will begin at 12:15pm


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 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
Major Dennis WEIR



MBE MCIL

Committee member None provided
Dr John WHITTAKER



BA PhD CERT ED MA MCIL

Committee member None provided
Mrs Madeleine COX



BEd MCIL

Committee member None provided
Mrs Helen BURLEFINGER



BA (Hons) MCIL

Secretary None provided
Mrs Elena SALAS RAMIREZ



MA MCIL

Treasurer None provided

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

Simply fill in our Online Eligibility Check form and a member of the committee will contact you for a no obligation discussion.