Oxford University Society Bristol & Bath
- Book Club
- 2nd Wednesday
- Friends Projects
Date and time: 20 February 2019, 5.30 to 7.30 pm
Venue: VWV, Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA
Some people say there are things you can only say in one language and not in others, making the work of a translator both challenging and indispensible. But translation is also needed within a single ‘language’ – because our ability to misunderstand what our closest friends and allies have said is considerable.
So how do you even start translating a text from one language to another? What are the main tools at a translator’s disposal? Is the source text more important than the reader of your translation? Christophe Fricker is offering a hands-on workshop on these questions for both beginners and language connoisseurs.
Christophe has taught translation at Oxford, Duke and Bristol universities; he is the translator of books by bestselling science writer Hugh Aldersey-Williams, Guardian columnist Owen Jones, internet sensation Yanko Tsvetkov and others; and he has supported translators across dozens of languages through his business.
No foreign language skills are required.
Let Christophe know if you can attend by emailing email@example.com, or if you can’t commit in advance simply come along.
There is a £5 fee for this event. We’re happy for you to pay in cash or by bank transfer. If paying by bank transfer: Lloyds Bank, Warminster Branch, for the account of OUSOC Bristol and Bath, Sort Code 30-99-13, Account No 30598268. Please give your last name as the payment reference.
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Date and time: Tuesday 18th July, 6 p.m.
Our annual viewing of the Boat Race, glass in hand! This year Bath hosted the event.
Date and time: 26th March 2023
Venue: Widcombe Social Club, Bath
Wednesdays at the Watershed are restarting! Drop by for a drink and a chat early evening on 26th April or 28th June.
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