New state-of-the-art interpreting suite opened

Michalina Ageros Interpreting Suite named in honour of influential London Met lecturer. Students provided with the most cutting edge tech available.

Date: 02 October 2019

An audience of students, alumni, staff and honoured guests gathered on the fourth floor of the Tower at London Met’s Holloway Campus yesterday to mark the official opening of the Michalina Ageros Interpreting Suite, named in honour of the influential and much loved London Met lecturer. 

The new facility, which was opened by Michalina and London Met's Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Donna Whitehead, will enable students studying on interpreting courses at London Met to work in a state-of-the-art environment similar to the ones they will experience after they graduate.

An amazing life

Michalina Ageros was an early pioneer in the field of conference interpreting. Up to the age of 18, she was mostly self-taught having fled her home country of Poland after the outbreak of World War II. She was in the first-ever cohort of conference interpreters at the Sorbonne in France. 

Alongside a prestigious career as a conference interpreter for the EU, UN and other world bodies, Michalina was an academic in the field of Sociology, first as a Reader at the London School of Economics and then a Professor of Sociology at the University of Lancaster. She has been teaching on the Conference Interpreting MA at London Met since 2009. 

A collage of pictures from the opening of the interpreting suite at London Met