Welcome to the UK Linguistics Olympiad
(UKLO, pronounced /juklou/)
UKLO is a competition, like the Mathematical Olympiad, for students who are still at school (or equivalent college) – any age, any ability level – in which they have to solve linguistic data problems. Thanks to our generous academic supporters, it’s completely free to both competitors and schools. The UK Olympiad also enters at least one team in the International Linguistics Olympiad.
- For teachers
- How to register yourself and your school (a one-off action)
- How to notify us of candidates for the Advanced competition
- The educational rationale behind Linguistics Olympiads.
- A list of other language-related competitions for school children.
- UKLO and state schools.
- We have a large collection of past problems.
- For competitors
- For universities
- Our supporters
- Lists of all the people and organisations who make UKLO work.
- Annual reports to supporters.
- UKLO communications and news.
- The UKLO blog.
- The history and geography of the Linguistics Olympiads:
- Similar competitions happen in a number of other countries, though it’s only recently that they’ve taken place in English-speaking countries. International olympiads for school students exist in a number of other subjects, especially in mathematics and the natural sciences; but they also include olympiads in philosophy and geography.
- History of the olympiad in the UK
- Facts about the international olympiad.
- Geography: the UKLO schools on a map.
- Geography: other countries