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Linguists for Sail

On 13 April Emma Gledhill and Sue Fortescue presented, via Zoom, a talk entitled ‘Linguists for Sail’. Emma described her experience of being caught up in a storm in the Greek Islands and Sue described what it was like to be a Gamesmaker for the 2012 London Paralympic sailing events.There was a lot of interest […]

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Translation slams at ITI Wessex

Translation slams are a very popular activity at ITI Wessex and we have evolved a procedure for holding them via Zoom, which is detailed below. We started last October with a FR-EN slam, translating an extract from ‘La Peste’ by Albert Camus. So far this year we have completed another FR-EN slam, translating an extract […]

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Tudor Southampton via Zoom

Following on from the resounding success of her presentation on ‘Medieval Southampton’ Katie Belo dos Santos gave a talk about ‘Tudor Southampton’ on April 8. As well as being a freelance interpreter, translator, lecturer and Fellow of ITI, Katie is a qualified guide for Southampton and the New Forest. She whisked us back in time […]

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Carnival & Easter round the world – via Zoom

One of the advantages of Zoom is that we are able to travel round the world, learning about different customs for Carnival and Easter – and still be home in time for lunch! On 17 March 2021 Sue Fortescue gave a general overview of how Carnival and Easter are celebrated in countries where she has […]

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‘Medieval Southampton’ via Zoom

A convivial group of 26 participants from all over the UK and several European countries registered for the talk about ‘Medieval Southampton’ given by Katie Belo dos Santos via Zoom on 25th February. Katie whisked us away on a tour that went from St Michael’s Church (1070) to the Southampton Plot (1415), encompassing medieval vaults, […]