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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre
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The Language Sciences Research Strategy Forum is a flexible mechanism for exploring shared research agendas and scoping opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

Research Strategy Forum meetings explore potential research collaboration across disciplines and groups, and act as a driver for new research. Cambridge Language Sciences will facilitate round-table meetings, limited to around 20 participants. The Language Sciences Incubator Fund provides a potential source of funding for exploratory research as a follow-on from these meetings.

Any research group leader with a profile in the Language Sciences Research Directory may propose a topic. To propose a topic for a future meeting please contact the Language Sciences Directors, or the Research Development Manager, Jane Walsh ( 

Next meeting: Teaching & Learning Additional Languages - 15 October 2020

The next Research Strategy Forum meeting will be on Teaching & Learning a Second Language and will take place on 15 October 2020. This meeting is convened by Ben Knight, Director of ELT Research and Teacher Development, Cambridge University Press, and Dr Linda Fisher, Faculty of Education. Participation is by invitation. Please contact Jane Walsh ( with any expressions of interest to join.


Meeting reports

Meeting reports are available here for research network members (Raven authentication required).

Education in Challenging Contexts Meeting #1 (May 2018) Meeting #2 (December 2018)
Language Brains & Machines Meeting #1 (June 2018) Meeting #2 (October 2018)
Language Mutability Meeting #1 (May 2017) Meeting #2 (July 2017)
Health Meeting #1 (February 2017) Meeting #2 (May 2017)





What we do

Cambridge Language Sciences is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. Our virtual network connects researchers from five schools across the university as well as other world-leading research institutions. Our aim is to strengthen research collaborations and knowledge transfer across disciplines in order to address large-scale multi-disciplinary research challenges relating to language research.