An Introduction to Translation - for Monoglots and Polyglots!

Date and time: 20 February 2019, 5.30 to 7.30 pm

Venue: VWV, Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

Cost: £5

 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, 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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