Oxford University Ukrainian Society

We are looking forward to meeting everyone interested in the Oxford University Ukrainian Society at the Student Union Freshers' Fair!

Join us!

Come and meet us on 3rd or 4th October at the Fair and learn more about the OUUS.

Further details on attending the Freshers' Fair will be available from you JCR or MCR representatives.



Message from the President

Welcome to Oxford University Ukrainian Society! As a first Ukrainian studying public policy in Oxford I feel a great sense of responsibility for being an ambassador of the country I love with all my heart. Ukrainian story is dramatic but very beautiful and special. I truly believe it can inspire millions of people around the globe.

As a president of Oxford University Ukrainian Society I want to spread Ukrainian voice by arranging various events and establishing long term cooperation with other societies, organizations so that we all together benefit social life in Oxford and learn from each other. I will do my best to work hard on running society to three directions - Smart, Creative and Fun.

Ukrainians share one core value - freedom that became as deep as religion. I truly believe that  today’s Ukraine is a unique place that will be one of the most interesting discoveries in the 21th century. And, with our help, the academia will be one of the first institutions to acknowledge it.

If you don’t want to miss it, come and join us at the Oxford University Ukrainian Society.

Looking forward to meet you!

Truly yours, Lisa Yasko

President of OUUS 2016-2017

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

Sep 17, 2018
Sheptytsky and Holocaust

Date: Thursday, 4 October 2018
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Venue: Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family in Exile, 22 Binney St, Mayfair, London W1K 5BQ
Admission: £10. 
Book here

Hosted by Ukrainian Events in London and Ukrainian Institute, London.

Andrei Sheptytsky, the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, is an extraordinary figure among Christian church hierarchs of the 20th century. Presiding over the Church under the Nazi occupation of Galicia during WW2, he was put into a situation where difficult compromises had to be made while struggled to remain true to the idea of a sovereign Ukrainian nation and to protect Jews during the Holocaust.

This event will bring together a Jewish academic studying Sheptytsky’s legacy and a Jewish Holocaust survivor who knew Sheptytsky and was saved by him.

Jul 1, 2018
The Revolution of Dignity - Organising a Revolution

Date: 8th July 2018

Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Venue: The Jam Factory, Oxford

You are warmly invited to a photography exhibition and panel discussion about the organisation of the Ukrainian Revolution as part of the Revolution of Dignity exhibition at The Jam Factory. The panel features prominent activists and academics involved in the revolution, offering up their own experiences and answering any questions you may have. It will be another compelling and insightful event.

Jun 10, 2018
Talk by Dmytro Kuleba: Ukrainian Ambassador to Council of Europe

Date: 19th June 2018

Time: 5pm - 7pm

Venue: Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St. Anotny's College, Oxford

“Ukraine’s Lesson of Communication Warfare” 

Join OUUS for our final event of Trinity term - a talk by Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe. This event is co-hosted by the Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies, at St Antony’s College. 

Ambassador Kuleba will discuss what Ukraine has learnt since 2014 about deterring external and internal communication attacks on Ukraine's society and state institutions, how communications warfare shapes Ukrainian politics, and what other countries can learn from Ukraine. The discussion will cover such issues as Russia’s meddling in Ukraine, the fragmentation of society by the means of communications, challenges of the perception of Ukraine in the West, and the problem of fake news.