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June 2020

Book Chat

1 June @ 7:30 pm

Calling all bibliophiles! Are you a keen reader? What was your favourite book when you were a child? What literature (in your mother tongue or foreign languages) did you study at school? Did you love it or loathe it? What's your favourite book of all time? Why do you love it so much?What is your favourite book written in a language other than your mother tongue? (read either in the original language or in translation) Who is your favourite author?…

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9 June @ 7:30 pm

You may recall we intended to revist the Britons Protection pub in central Manchester for our Annual General Meeting - the same place where our outgoing Chair, Heidi Kerschl, first joined the NWTN nearly 30 years' ago and volunteered to serve on the committee. Sadly, the current situation has meant that this event will need to be hosted online. Heidi has supported the network in many roles over the years: initially as Minutes Secretary, later as Events Organiser, Training Coordinator,…

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July 2020

Book Chat – Chapter 2!

6 July @ 7:30 pm

We hope that you enjoyed the inaugural Bookchat meeting as much as we did and that you are looking forward to the next instalment… Following on from the interesting discussion we had last time on the subject of libraries, we intend to begin this meeting by talking about bookshops:- Do you have a favourite bookshop?- Do you have an interesting bookshop experience to share with us?- What is your best ever ‘find’ in a bookshop? This will be followed by a…

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‘Battle of the Kingdoms’ Quiz Slam

16 July @ 7:30 pm

Join us for a pub quiz in the comfort of your own home! We're going bigger with our sixth quiz! NWTN members will compete against Yorkshire and NERG ITI members! HINT: brush up on your knowledge of Greater Manchester, Yorkshire and the North East! Here's how it will work: The quiz is just for fun, you will mark your own answers.Teams can comprise 1-4 people max. depending on who is in your household.Please do not cheat and ask Google! This…

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Take Note! An online note-taking workshop for interpreters

25 July @ 10:00 am

A CPD session aimed at practising interpreters who are keen to improve their note-taking skills for long and short consecutive assignments. The first part will briefly revisit the principles of note-taking commonly taught on initial interpreter training programmes, allowing space for discussion and reflection on how well these principles have served participants’ practice to date. Structured exercises in long consecutive will help participants to identify particular problem areas and experiment with alternative approaches. The first part of the session will…

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September 2020

Book Chat, Chapter 3 – Crime fiction

29 September @ 7:30 pm

Our third Book Chat session will be held on Zoom at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 29 September.The main topic for discussion this time will be crime fiction - currently a very popular genre in many countries.- Do you enjoy reading crime fiction? Why?- Do you dislike it? Why?- Do you have a favourite crime novel or author?- Do you read crime fiction in translation? What is your opinion of the works you have read? To kick off the discussion prior to…

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November 2020

Book Chat, Chapter 4 – A Sense of Place

24 November @ 7:30 pm

Escape with a good book...    Those cold winter evenings are now upon us… so it’s the perfect opportunity to snuggle up in our favourite cosy chair by the fire and escape with a good book! So, as the main topic of discussion for our next NWTN Bookchat session, we’ve chosen books that have the power to whisk us away to other places, and even other worlds. - What have you read that has taken you back to a place…

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‘Working lunch’ chat

25 November @ 1:00 pm

Join NWTN Events Team Leader, Kate Lo, Laurence Bisot and colleagues for an informal chat online via Zoom. For one hour during your lunch break, we'll host a Q&A session that includes discussion regarding tips for productivity, business progression, social media, upcoming CPD events, etc. Follow the link below to join (or type in Meeting ID: 878 2248 2122 ) and enter the following meeting password when prompted - 161120 ‘See’ you there?!

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