On Saturday 17th October the Thames Valley Regional Group of the ITI met in Holtspur near Beaconsfield. Fifteen translators and interpreters from all over the Thames Valley area attended. Translating has the potential to be a very isolating profession so meetings like this provide an ideal opportunity to get out of the house and talk to people. Some people met for lunch in Beaconsfield before the meeting but no walk was arranged this time. We discussed possible speakers for future meetings and visits we might like to make. Two members told us about a visit to Westcott and another person suggested a visit to the RSC in Stratford. Some of us discussed a favourite French film called “Etre et Avoir”. We also talked about the 2012 Olympics and possible opportunities for linguists. We were also advised that we should keep our professional indemnity insurance for up to 7 years after we retire. After the formal meeting finished we chatted over tea and cake. There is always plenty of cake. Some members bring lovely homemade cakes. The next meeting will be in February, and if we can find a suitable venue in Bracknell, I shall be planning a walk.
Thames Valley Regional Group meeting