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Walk in the New Forest & Pub Lunch

Many thanks to George du Pré for organising a walk in the New Forest on Saturday 21st August, followed by lunch at the Sir Walter Tyrell pub. There were 11 walkers and 13 for lunch! Although the weather was a bit damp initially the sun came out eventually. Many thanks to Katie Belo dos Santos […]

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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 […]