The 1975 annual meeting was held at Emmanuel College, Cambridge on 2 and 3 January.


Thursday 2 January

2.30pm          Committee meeting

4.15pm           Business meeting

4.45pm          The Study of Linguistics at School and University, Professor John Leslie Melville Trim (Selwyn College, Cambridge)

Professor Trim founded the Department of Linguistics at Cambridge in 1966 and was Director of the Council of Europe’s Modern Languages Project between 1971 and 1997. The University Language Centre’s John Trim Centre for Independent Language Learning is named in his memory. Resources for the teaching of over 150 languages from beginner to advanced level are available at the John Trim Centre. 

7pm                 Conference dinner

8.30pm           Original French Book Illustration from Matisse to Vasarelly – A Talk Illustrated by Slides and Original Sheets, Walter Strachan

Walter Strachan (1903-1994) was a critic, poet, and translator of French, as well as a much-respected teacher at Bishop’s Stortford College. An archive attesting to his exceptional life in language and art is held by the University of Manchester Library. Items from that archive were displayed by the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge in their 2008 exhibition French Tapestry and Illustration

Friday 3 January

9.15am           In Praise of Satire, Dr E.F. Timms (Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge)

11.15am         The Challenge to the Reader’s Judgement in the French Nineteenth-Century Novel, Professor Alison Fairlie (Girton College, Cambridge and St Hugh’s College, Oxford)

Professor Alison Fairlie died in 1993. Her obituary, published in the Independent, is available online here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s