Writer: Alice Guthrie
Stories, Podcasts and Videos
Decoding Daesh: Why is the new name for ISIS so hard to understand?
Arabic translator Alice Guthrie investigates 'Daesh', the name for ISIS adopted by several world leaders. But how can a name undermine a terrorist organisation? And why do the English-speaking media find the name so difficult to understand?
Translation notes: grey-haired hippy gets down with the kids
Alice Guthrie, one of our Translators in Residence, has been tasked with inspiring a lifelong love of Spanish in a gifted group of GCSE students. But where to start? In the first of a series of blogs, she shares some early anxieties about the enormit…