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15th March 2022

Anthea Bell Translation Competition creating a buzz in the MFL Faculty

Form 3 pupils of Spanish, German and French were putting their translation skills to the test this week by entering the annual Anthea Bell Prize for Young Translators.

Run by The Queen’s College Translation Exchange,  the central aim of this competition is to bring more international culture into the classroom so all passages – fiction and non-fiction – are rich in cultural content, and creativity in the translation is rewarded.

Anthea Bell OBE (1936–2018) is ranked among the leading literary translators of the 20th and 21st centuries. Her work from German, French and Danish into English encompassed the writings of Kafka, Freud, E.T.A. Hoffmann, the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Georges Simenon, W.G. Sebald, René Goscinny, Cornelia Funke and many others. She won numerous literary awards, some of them several times, and was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2015.

The Faculty of Languages at Oakham School are delighted to be able to participate in this competition with our Form 3 pupils, and honour Anthea’s great work, and her commitment to encouraging young language-learners and translators.

Find out more about Languages at Oakham School. 

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