Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics Society

The Society

St John’s MMLLSoc was founded by students studying languages and linguistics as a way to connect students across all academic years within college through fun socials ranging from our special end-of-year candlelit dinner to more informal group discussions and film screenings; it is certainly a society that takes a holistic approach to MMLL life. The community is welcoming and social, and all MMLL students at John’s are automatically a part of the society. We look forward to welcoming you!


Events usually held throughout the year are:

Year Abroad talk

This event is usually at the start of the year and is organised for current second years who are starting to plan their Year Abroad. Over drinks and snacks, they get to meet current finalists who have just returned from their travels and ask all the questions they have. It is always a fun evening hearing everyone’s stories and a great source of information and contacts for the second year students.

Theatre or Cinema trips

The ADC, Corpus Christi Playroom, Arts Theatre or the cinema, Cambridge has a lively arts scene and as a society we try to organise termly outings to the latest foreign-language plays and films.

MML society hall

A dinner in the historic hall of St John’s for all members.

Networking event with MML alumni

Former St. John’s MML students are invited for an informal chat about their careers post-graduation and the paths they have chosen. This should be an excellent occasion to strengthen college ties between current students and alumni, as well as introduce undergraduates to alternative career paths.

Garden Party

Held in the Fellow’s Garden on the backs after exams, this is a relaxed party bringing together all MML students with DoSes and supervisors to celebrate the end of the year with delicious food and Pimms.

End of Year dinner

An unmissable formal dinner held in one of the college’s most beautiful candlelit rooms. It is a chance to reflect on our time at St. John’s so far and to wish all students good luck for their future.

The Committee

Committee 2023-2024

President: Oslar Maitland and Ishaan Dasgupta
Junior Treasurer: Jack Douglas
Head of Events: Jamilya Bertram
Secretary: Ayush Jain
Senior Treasurer: Dr Georgina Evans (gle24)

You can also find our society on Facebook.


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