A Welcome from the Founder

‘It is time for us to live for Ukraine’.

With these defiant lines by Ivan Franko I would like to welcome to the society friends, new members, old members, students and academics whom, as a co-founder, it has been my pleasure and honour to serve and guide for the past 15 years.

This year has begun with a significant development for Ukraine: the issuing, by the Patriarch of Constantinople of a Tomos of Autocephaly for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church; this established the Church’s independence for the first time since the introduction of Christianity in the Kievan Rus’ by Volodymyr the Great. In March the Ukrainian people will vote in presidential elections the outcome of which will surely bring about further transformations for the country’s young democracy, as it travels along its hard path towards democratic government, the rule of law, freedom and justice.

Our Society aims to work together with Ukrainian ministries, cultural centres and organisations. We will invite important and interesting speakers to address the Society: artists, musicians, diplomats and politicians, and people who have raised the profile of Ukraine internationally and contributed towards the many positive changes already seen in Ukraine.

Eleonora Suhoviy

 

About the Society

The society promotes Ukrainian culture and intellectual heritage within Oxford Uiversity. The society was established by two Ukrainian students from Lviv, Eleonora Suhoviy and Roman Zaviyskyy in the winter of 2004.

News

Mar 20, 2019
Event Series: "Depicting Donbas: Creative and Critical Responses to the War in Ukraine".

Date: Thursday, 25 April 2019

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

Venue: UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

Date: Friday, 26 April 2019

Time: 10am - 4.45pm and 7pm - 9pm

Venue: Birkbeck School of Arts and Centre for Contemporary Theatre

The Birkbeck School of Arts and UCL SEES will host a series of three events over two days exploring how artists across genres are responding to the ongoing military conflict in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region.

Register here.

Feb 20, 2019
Marci Shore Talk: "The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution".

Date: Friday, 1 March 2019

Time: 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Venue: Deakin Room, St. Antony's College, Oxford, OX2 6JF.

Join us to hear Marci Shore discuss her newest book. Marci Shore is an Associate Professor of History at Yale University, and is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Human Scienes in Vienna. She focuses on intellectual history of Central and Eastern Europe, and is the author of several books and articles published in the New York Times, the Neworker, the Economist and others.

Jan 14, 2019
Sviatoslav Vakarchuk Talk: 'Real Changes in Ukraine - a Must for a Successful Future'.

Date: Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Time: 7pm - 8pm

Venue: the Atkee Suite, Porticullis House, Bridge Street, Westminster, SW1A 2LW

To attend RSVP to secretariat@britishukrainiansociety.org

The British Ukrainian Society is delighted to host a talk by Sviatoslav Vakarchuk, lead singer and founder of Okean Elzy, social activist and philantropist, in which he will discuss the necessity of new leaders and a new political culture in Ukraine, the rule of law and justice.