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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Cathy Wardle

Cathy Wardle


Cathy is the Library Assistant at the MMLL Library and is temporarily covering the Senior Library Assistant role, managing the library’s Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Latin American and Italian collections. She also takes care of the library’s finances and social media accounts. Cathy is developing the library’s student-led collection covering wellbeing, study skills and world fiction amongst other topics, as well as shaping the new Student Room where the collection can be found. You can contact her if you have suggestions for the collection or for the Student Room itself.

Cathy was an undergraduate and postgraduate in the MMLL Faculty, completing her BA in French, Spanish and Catalan in 2021 and the ELAC MPhil by Thesis in 2022, where she wrote on itinerant aristocratic communities in seventeenth-century French women’s fiction and correspondence. She has previously worked as a translator and also had a brief stint helping out in the English Faculty Library before joining the MMLL Library team in January 2023.

She tried out pole vault and ice skating as a student, and can talk at length both about niche sports and the Cambridge café scene!