Threlford Lecture 2016

The Threlford Lecture, normally part of CIOL's Members' Day, was given independently this year. In future, Members’ Day will be held in March to coincide with the CIOL AGM.

The lecture took place on Saturday 17 September in the historic Stationers’ Hall, near St Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London. Around 180 members and guests attended.

We were pleased to welcome Dorothy Kenny, Head of the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies at Dublin City University, as this year’s speaker. In her lecture, ‘A Critique of Contemporary Translation Technology’, Professor Kenny explored how technology has impinged more and more on translation and interpreting over the last two decades.

The lecture was preceded by Institute Matters – a review of the past year and a preview of future plans – given by Ann Carlisle, CIOL Chief Executive, and Karen Stokes, Chair of Council.

As has become tradition, Nicholas Bowen, CIOL President, presented Professor Kenny with an Honorary Fellowship of CIOL.

After the lecture, Professor Kenny joined members, guests and CIOL staff and council for a chance to network at a drinks reception.

The Threlford Lecture was kindly supported by Kilgray, creator of MemoQ.

An audio recording of the talk is available via the link below, as well as Professor Kenny’s lecture slides. A version of the talk will appear in a forthcoming issue ofThe Linguist.

What our members said

  • "To have such a wonderful speaker two days before starting my MA in Translation was just fantastic!"
  • "It was a privilege to be at this event and to meet many old and new friends. A truly memorable day."
  • "That was quality!"
  • "Really good to get the CIOL updates; I was very pleased to hear CIOL is so up-to-date and positive in its outlook."
  • "This is the first time I had gone to a CIOL event and I was thoroughly delighted for professional and personal reasons. It was great to put faces to names, catch up with colleagues and make new acquaintances."
  • "What a fabulous location!"

Listen again

Audio recordings can be accessed below and Professor Kenny has kindly made the slides of her presentation available:

Institute Matters – CIOL Chief Executive Ann Carlisle and CIOL Chair of Council Karen Stokes FCIL CL 

Threlford Memorial Lecture 2016

PDF iconThrelford Lecture 2016 – Prof. Dorothy KennyPDF icon – slides