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Following the success of the inaugural Warwick Translates in 2019, we are delighted to announce that the summer school will be returning in 2020. For a review of Warwick Translates 2019 by two of our participants, see this report from the ITI Bulletin and browse through our feedback.

Warwick Translates offers the opportunity to translate texts across the literary genres into English, working with leading professional translators. Groups will be limited to a maximum of 20 students to allow for individual attention, and places will be allocated on a strictly “first-come-first-served” basis.

The course will be taught in an all-day workshop environment using a variety of texts including non-fiction (essays, journalism, academic) and fiction (poetry, fantasy, children's literature and crime writing etc.). There will be plenty of opportunities for networking with publishers, agents, Warwick staff and one another. Lunch time and evening events will be organised: more details to follow soon.

Attendees can choose to work in one language or to split their time between two languages by attending morning workshops in one language and afternoon workshops in the other language. To see timings of workshops and events download the programme (coming soon). Events on the first day will start slightly later than normal to allow for travel time to Warwick.

Fees and early bird discounts

Residential: £865 or £765 early bird

Residential fee includes tuition, breakfasts, two-course lunches, morning and afternoon refreshments, two-course dinners, lunchtime and evening events, and four nights' campus accommodation. Residents have access to free swim and use of the gym in Warwick’s fantastic new Sports Hub. Register before 17 April 2020 to take advantage of the early bird rate.

Please note that the number of bedrooms on campus is limited and the residential fee is offered only while rooms are available: if you wish to stay on campus you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Non-residential: £635 or £585 early bird

Non-residential fee includes tuition, two-course lunches, morning and afternoon refreshments, and lunchtime and evening events. Participants opting for the non-residential fee should organise their own accommodation. Please refer to the accommodation page for details of suitable reasonably priced accommodation nearby. Register before 17 April 2020 to take advantage of the early bird rate.


Arabic – Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp
Catalan – Peter Bush
Chinese – Nicky Harman
French – Ros Schwartz
German – Ruth Martin
Japanese – Angus Turvill
Polish – Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Russian – Robert Chandler
Spanish – Rosalind Harvey
View tutors’ biographies


There are no formal entry requirements to take part in the course, except the language requirement detailed below.

English Requirements

As the workshops are all into English, it is essential that all applicants to the course have excellent command of English. If English is not your language of habitual use you will be sent a short passage to translate before your place at Warwick Translates is confirmed. We reserve the right to issue a refund to anyone who does not meet the English-language requirements of the summer school.

Please email smlc dot summer dot school at warwick dot ac dot uk to request this passage, specifying what language workshop(s) you would like to attend.

Warwick Campus

Warwick Translates Summer School

University of Warwick

8—12 July 2020

10am - 4.30pm daily plus evening events

Contact us

Please email the Summer School co-ordinator Dr Holly Langstaff with any questions