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The aims of UKLO are:

  • To organise a Linguistics Olympiad in the UK every year.
  • To select one or more teams to represent the UK in the annual International Linguistics Olympiad.
  • To provide support for schools that participate in the UK events.
  • To raise funds to cover these activities.

The Committee

The committee members are all unpaid volunteers, and include not only academics from university linguistics departments but also some school teachers. The sponsors include professional associations, university departments, government-funded educational agencies, the British Academy, publishers and schools.

Name (* = part of the core committee)Main RoleSub-Committees (Bold*= leader)Other Roles
Aditi Lahiri -=-AdviceAdvice
Alastair Appleton -=-Test DevelopmentTest Development
Alex RobsonSchools CoordinatorCompetition, TrainingCoaching Coordinator
Anuraag VaziraniResidential CoordinatorEvents, Test Development
Babette NewsomeTest DevelopmentTest Development
Benedict Randall Shaw -=-Test DevelopmentTest Development
Billy Clark -=-Marketing and CommunicationsMarketing and Communications
Charles Massingham -=-
Webmaster, Marketing and CommunicationsMarketing and Communications*, Test DevelopmentEditor (Test Development)
Front End UX Developer (Website)
Daniel Harbour* -=-Co-Leader of Test DevelopmentTest Development*
Daniel TuraevTravel ManagerEvents
David Palfreyman -=-Test DevelopmentTest Development
Dick Hudson* -=-ChairAdvice*, Competition*, Test Development*, AdminFund-Raiser (Admin)
Ellie Warner*Leader of EventsEvents*, Test DevelopmentMember of the IOL jury
Eva Duran Eppler -=-Test DevelopmentTest Development
Eva Neu -=-Camp ManagerEventsRound 2 Manager
Gary Wood* -=-Leader of LogisticsLogistics*
Graeme Trousdale*-=-Vice-ChairTraining*, Events
Hannah Leach* -=-TreasurerAdmin, Logistics
Jack Hodkinson -=-Portal AdvisorAdmin
Jim Donaldson -=-TrainingTraining
Julia Barron -=-Test DevelopmentTest Development(formerly MFL at St Paul’s Girls School)
Justin LoAssistant treasurer
Kai Low Rui HaoTest DevelopmentTest Development
Kazune Sato -=-Marker CoordinatorCompetition, Test Development, TrainingCoaching Coordinator
Laura Tomlinson -=-Chief TweeterMarketing and Communications
Liam McKnightEvents/Test DevelopmentEvents, Test DevelopmentMember of the IOL jury
Luke Rudge -=-TrainingTraining
Marcello Giovanelli -=-AdviceAdvice
Neema Kotonya -=-Marketing and CommunicationsMarketing and Communications
Neil Sheldon* -=-Vice-ChairEventsSafeguarding and Child-Protection person (Events)
Pavel Iosad -=-Test DevelopmentTest Development
Sarah O’KeefeTrainingTraining
Simi HellstenTest DevelopmentTest Development
Willem Hollmann -=-AdviceAdvice