Cambridge Society

The Cambridge Society meets in the beautiful Old Library of Darwin College, at the bottom of Silver Street in Cambridge. Meetings are held on Saturday mornings at 10.30 (for refreshments) for 11.00am once or twice each academic term. All are welcome, and the majority of meetings are free of charge.

Speakers have included Anthea Bell, the well-known translator (of Astérix from French and of German classics by Stefan Zweig, W. G. Sebald, Kafka and many others), and Detective Chief Inspector Ridgway of Cambridgeshire Constabulary on the 'Use of Qualified Interpreters in the Criminal Justice System'. At our CIOL centenary event Professor Tim Connell discussed 'Where next with languages?'

The Society organises a social event in the summer and in September 2010 a group visited the European Centre for Modern Languages in Graz, Austria.

For further information and inclusion on the Society's e-mailing list please contact the Secretary, Leslie Ray MCIL.

Member Role Bio
Mr Leslie RAY


Secretary None provided


Treasurer None provided


Vice-Chair None provided

Forthcoming events are currently being planned and will be publicised here soon.

The Cambridge Society has run a variety of professional development events, benefitting CIOL members and non-members alike. Click an event to see its original listing and, if applicable, event reports and downloadable materials:

Cambridge, Sunday 15 January 2017

Cambridge, Saturday 8 October 2016