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MML Emeritus Professor to Deliver Annual Caledonian Lecture

Professor Emeritus of Slavonic Studies, Anthony Cross FBA, will be delivering the annual Caledonian Lecture at the Caledonian Club in London on Tuesday 31 October 2017. The lecture is entitled, 'Scots in Catherine the Great's Russia: A Doctor; an Admiral; an Architect.'
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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017

The Faculty welcomes applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships. The aim of the British Academy in making these awards is to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment.
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The Eighth Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment

Language revitalisation strategies aim to increase the number of speakers of an endangered language. This process may be an integral part of reversing language shift (RLS). These strategies, which make the endangered language an attractive and useful resource for modern users may be developed and implemented by linguists, the state, language activists and the speakers themselves. This conference invites papers on issues relevant to language revitalisation.
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MML Hosts Sutton Trust Summer School

This July, MML was able to host a free five-day residential course for Year 12 students studying at state-maintained schools and colleges across the UK. Students were able to explore their interest in languages and linguistics, and to gain insight into what it is like to live and study as a first-year undergraduate student at Cambridge University.
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Cambridge to Become a Permanent Home for Polish Studies

Polish language, literature and culture will be a permanent feature of the University of Cambridge’s research and teaching following the signing of an agreement with the University of Warsaw on 14 July 2017.
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Prof Adam Ledgeway Elected Fellow of British Academy

We are very proud to announce that Professor Adam Ledgeway was just elected as Fellow of the British Academy. Prof Ledgeway currently serves as Professor of Italian and Romance Linguistics, Chair of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Fellow of Downing College.
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The Next Generation of Linguists is Buzzing

On Friday 30 June and Monday 3 July, MML and the University of Cambridge were proud to hold two very exciting events for language lovers. 62,455 students competed in the National Modern Languages Spelling Bee, with 104 participating in the final event on Friday. Monday’s Translation Bee saw the final 45 students down from the initial 16,910 who began in the competition.
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MML Wins the Green Impact Excellence Award

For the fourth year in a row, MML participated and excelled in the 'Cambridge Green Challenge' awards. We are pleased to announce that this year we have won the Green Impact Excellence award in recognition of our collaboration with Newnham Croft Primary School.
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Become Heroes of Our Time

Join us for a special outreach event for secondary school students in Years 11 and 12. Learn about the Department of Slavonic Studies and the many academic pursuits that the University of Cambridge makes possible. Explore Russian as part of the degree in Modern and Medieval Languages and as part of the new joint degree in Russian and History. This event will take place on Saturday, 1 July 2017.
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Cambridge Celebrates Teaching with the Pilkington Prize

We're very pleased to share this video celebrating Dr Martin Ruehl's Pilkington Prize. Each year the Pilkington Prize is awarded to teachers from across the University who have made a substantial contribution to the teaching programme of their Department, Faculty or the University as a whole. This year, Dr Ruehl joined 12 others to receive this distinction.
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