Michael Glen

The AHI Lifetime Achievement Award
The second lifetime achievement award is presented to someone who has been a leading professional interpreter for more than 40 years, and continues to be a stalwart of British interpretation.

In 1975 he was one of the founder members of The Society for the Interpretation of British Heritage - as AHI was originally called – and also a founding member of Interpret Europe in 2010. He has taken an active involvement in AHI and was our part-time administrator in the 2000s. He was made an Honorary Fellow in 2008.

As one of the first generation of interpreters in the UK, he has been a constant and consistent advocate for interpretation and its benefits throughout his professional life.

Michael has always sought out new people at events and engaged them in conversation. Many of these conversations had far-reaching impact on people’s careers. Hospitable, convivial, and with strong views he is happy to share, it is not surprising that he has a world wide network of friends in the field of interpretation.

It is hugely fitting that we present this AHI Lifetime Achievement Award to someone who has given so much to both AHI and Interpret Europe over many decades, and that he receives it in Inverness, in his beloved Scotland – Michael Glen.