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Cambridge Emerita Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett co-edits Oxford Handbook of the French Language

11 July 2024

11 July 2024 Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett (University of Cambridge) and Professor Mairi McLaughlin (UC Berkeley) are pleased to announce the publication of The Oxford Handbook of the French Language , featuring 32 chapters by different specialists on French from a range of fields and disciplines. This volume provides the...

Quentin Skinner Lecture 2024: William Selinger on love and despotism in Montesquieu’s Persian Letters

8 July 2024

8 July 2024 Interested in Montesquieu's Persian Letters ? They're covered in many of our French section's links to online resources . They're also covered in this year's Quentin Skinner lecture, delivered by William Selinger . You can watch the lecture for free on the CRASSH YouTube channel .

University Undergraduate Open Day Schedule - 4 and 5 July 2024

3 July 2024

Welcome to Cambridge! These Open Days are designed for students considering an application to Cambridge in September/October 2024 and include admissions talks, departmental tours, sample subject lectures, and opportunities to talk to current staff and students. Please feel free to approach Student Ambassadors and staff...

Amaryllis Furness wins Phoebe Taylor Prize for outstanding Spanish translation

27 June 2024

The 2024 Prize, established in the memory of our former student, was awarded for Amaryllis' project on the 1949 short story “Raíz del sueño” by Marta Brunet