The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s leading research universities, founded when scholars took refuge from hostile townsmen in Oxford and settled there in 1209. Its world-class reputation is underpinned by its mission to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Among its key Strategic Research Initiatives is the Language Sciences Initiative, with its vision to advance our understanding of language through interdisciplinary research. Multilingualism forms one of the central themes, involving linguistic, cognitive, cultural and societal perspectives.
The Faculty of Education undertakes world-class research that makes rigorous, original and significant contributions to knowledge in the field of Education, supporting informed development of public policy and professional practice. Linda Fisher, Senior Lecturer in Education and Secondary PGCE Course Manager, is a Co-Investigator for Stand 7, Linguistic Creativity in Language Learning.
The University of Cambridge is leading the OWRI programme Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies, with Principal Investigator Wendy Ayres-Bennett, Professor of French Philology and Linguistics.