Statement from the Board of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages (MML).
Last night we raised our glasses in toast to the Class of 2016: the biochemist, clinicians, computer scientist, engineer, geographer, historian, linguist, material scientist, philosopher, neuroscientist and social anthropologist – all of whom were being honoured by the University for their teaching.
The University of Cambridge Language Centre is delighted to be sponsoring the Cambridge African Film Festival 2016, and in particular the screening of 'Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara' on 25th October 2016 in association with the Festival of Ideas.
The UK Government needs to urgently adopt a new, comprehensive languages strategy if it is to keep pace with its international competitors and reduce a skills deficit that has wide-reaching economic, political, and military effects.
A new report by Cambridge Public Policy draws on discussions held at a workshop in Cambridge in October 2015 to discuss strategic issues in which languages play a part: national security, diplomacy and conflict resolution, community and social cohesion, migration and identity.