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Welcome to Cambridge French

French studies in Cambridge is one of the largest groupings of its kind in the country, and the French course one of the most varied. Many members of the group are leading researchers in their specialist fields.

We try to get to know as many students as possible and we make every effort to help students get the best from our courses. Enquiries should be directed in the first instance to the Section Coordinator, Esther Palmer french@mmll.cam.ac.uk, but we hope that you will find all staff working in French very approachable.

We are extremely proud of the reputation of Cambridge French which has consistently been judged outstanding in both teaching and research. As you join us, we wish you every success.

On these pages you can find out about:

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses

Teaching staff and their research interests

Research students

French news

Latest News

Book publication

16 July 2021

Dr Emma Claussen, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the French Section, has had her book Politics and 'Politiques' in Sixteenth-Century France published by Cambridge University Press. More information about the book can be found at https://cup.org/2URf8G2

Book prize success

7 June 2021

Recent books by two members of the French Section have been highly praised in this year’s Gapper Book Prize, run by the Society for French Studies.

Annalisa Nicholson awarded the Laming Junior Research Fellowship at The Queen's College, Oxford

2 June 2021

We are proud to share that Annalisa Nicholson has been awarded the Laming Junior Research Fellowship at The Queen's College, Oxford.

Eleanor Stefiuk wins 2021 Postgraduate Essay Prize of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes

1 June 2021

Congratulations to Eleanor Stefiuk who has won the 2021 Postgraduate Essay Prize of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes for her paper ‘Villiers de l’Isle-Adam’s Anarchism: A Legacy of the Paris Commune’.

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