The annual meeting was held at Downing College, Cambridge on 28 and 29 March.


Friday 28 March

2pm        Check in opens for overnight delegates
Please report to the Porters Lodge, Downing College, Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1DQ

4pm          Meeting registration and refreshments

5.30pm          Talk: Technology and the Avant-gardes
Dr Ian James, Reader in Modern French Literature and Thought – Department of French, University of Cambridge

6.45pm          Networking drinks
The Senior Common Room, Downing College

7.30pm        OPS 2014 Dinner
The Dining Hall, Downing College
After dinner speaker: Jon Beard, Director of Undergraduate Admissions – Central Admissions Office, University of Cambridge

Saturday 29 March

9.45am          Talk: Early Cinema and the Brazilian City: reproducing Rio de Janeiro in film
Dr Maite Conde, Lecturer in Brazilian Studies – Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Cambridge

10.30am          Talk:  One Mind – Two Languages: challenges and advantages of bilingualism in the early primary school years
Dr Napoleon Katsos,  Senior Lecturer – Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge and Researcher in the Cambridge Bilingualism Network

11.15am          Coffee break

11.30am          Talk: Teaching Turkish-German Authors
Professor David Midgley, Department of German and Dutch, University of Cambridge

12.15pm          Lunch

1pm            The Cambridge Admissions Process: a Q+A session with the Modern and Medieval Languages Faculty
Panel: Professor Ian Roberts (Chair of Cambridge MML and OPS President), Dr Napoleon Katsos (MML Faculty Schools Liaison Officer) and Professor David Midgley (German and Dutch)

The 2014 OPS Meeting is generously supported by a donation from the Ferreras Willetts family.

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