Threlford Memorial Cup – nominations

The Threlford Memorial Cup is awarded annually to an individual, organisation or project making a significant contribution to ‘fostering the study of languages’, in the words of CIOL founder Sir Lacon Threlford. The runner up receives the David Crystal Trophy, kindly donated by renowned linguist and CIOL Honorary Fellow, Professor David Crystal.

The awards have attracted a wide variety of nominations in previous years and recent winners include the Arsenal Double Club Languages, and GCHQ’s Language Outreach Project.

Anyone wishing to submit a suitable candidate for the award should download the nomination form from the Annual Awards 2015 page of the CIOL website, complete in full, supplying two referees, and send by email to

Closing date for nominations: Friday 31 July 2015

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