OPS 2016: Programme

Sunday 20 March

3 pm        Meeting registration and refreshments – Overnight and Day + Dinner delegates
The Howard Theatre, Downing College


4.30 pm  Étienne Tabourot’s Brain
Dr Timothy Chesters, University Lecturer in Sixteenth-Century French Studies, University of Cambridge




5.15 pm   Guilt, Solidarity and the Afterlife of a Stalinist Atrocity in Russian and Ukrainian Literatures
Dr Rory Finnin, Head of the Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge




6.30 pm  Networking drinks
The Senior Common Room, Downing College

7.15 pm   OPS Annual Dinner 2016
The Dining Hall, Downing College


Emeritus Professor Nigel Vincent (University of Manchester) delivered an after-dinner talk entitled Modern languages meet classics: the influence of Latin on the languages of Europe

Monday 21 March

9 am        Meeting registration for Day delegates and refreshments
The Howard Theatre, Downing College



9.30 am  Being bilingual: the view from Linguistics
Dr Theodora Alexopoulou and Elspeth Wilson, Cambridge Bilingualism Network, University of Cambridge


10.15 am Language & literacy development in more than one language: costs & benefits
Professor Ianthi Tsimpli, Chair of English and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge


11 am       Coffee break20160321-DSC01353

11.15 am  What we can learn from teaching translation
Silke Mentchen, Senior Language Teaching Officer, University of Cambridge


12 noon   Memory and Murder: Guillermo del Toro’s El laberinto del fauno 
Dr Stuart Davis, Senior Lecturer in Spanish, Girton College, Cambridge


12.45 pm Lunch


1.30 pm    The Cambridge Admissions Process: a Q+A session with the MML Faculty
Panel discussion with Dr Stuart Davis, Silke Mentchen and Dr Brigitte Steger (Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge) led by Professor Adam Ledgeway, Chair of Cambridge MML and OPS President

3 pm          Optional social activity
Vice-Master of Downing, Dr Paul Millett, will lead an architectural tour of the College

You can download the OPS 2016 programme here.

Photography by Tim Hillel