Historical figures associated with translation

Throughout history there have been some really important figures who have had a profound influence on translation. Often with a particular agenda and motivation as regards the role of translation, they all had their own ideas about how translation should be undertaken. The perceived function and responsibilities of the translator have always been in a … Continue reading Historical figures associated with translation

‘Twas on the 9th of June – Happy Geordie Day!

This article pays homage to the great city of Newcastle, its history, its culture, and some of its favourite sons and daughters, past and present. It will bring your attention to things that Geordies should know, and also some lesser known facts that will probably surprise a few people, be they from the region or not.

The Industrial Revolution – Why did it happen in Britain first?

The Industrial Revolution, known to some as the First Industrial Revolution, was the transition to new manufacturing processes in Europe that took place between 1760 and somewhere between 1820 and 1840. It included going from hand production methods to a mechanised factory system using machines powered by steam. It led to an unprecedented rise in … Continue reading The Industrial Revolution – Why did it happen in Britain first?