The Henry Button Archive is now online!

Explore the history of the Oliver Prior Society through the ephemera collection of Henry Button, a former student of Oliver Prior and member of the Society.

Programme from the 1933 meeting of La Société Française de l'Université de Cambridge

Programme from the 1933 meeting of La Société Française de l’Université de Cambridge

Henry Button was an undergraduate at Cambridge in the 1930s. After a career in Whitehall, he attended Oliver Prior Society Meetings from the 1970s until the 1990s. He kept careful records of meetings, collecting programmes and letters which chart the Society’s development over more than thirty years.

The Henry Button Archive also contains items relating to other language societies in Cambridge, including programmes for meetings of La Société Française de l’Université de Cambridge dating to the 1930s.

Visit the Archive section of the website to read more.

80-year-old OPS officially revived!

OPS web use

Delegates Veronica Jefferies, Rosanna Millinchip, Justine Brown and Henry Colburn
talk modern languages with speaker Dr Napoleon Katsos at OPS 2014

Thanks to all our delegates and speakers for making OPS 2014 such a great success.

You can read MML Faculty Chair and OPS President Professor Ian Roberts’ OPS 2014 round-up here.

Here’s to OPS 2015!
Sunday 29 and Monday 30 March 2015
Downing College, Cambridge

Downing College, Cambridge

Downing College, Cambridge

Since 1934, the Oliver Prior Society has provided a forum where school teachers can meet with members of the Modern and Medieval Languages Faculty at the University of Cambridge.

This year’s annual meeting was held at Downing College, Cambridge on Friday 28 and 29 March 2014.

You can view the OPS 2014 programme here.

For more information, email us at oliverpriorsociety@gmail.com or visit the Contact Us page.