Hilary Term

Committee Elections 2015–2016

It’s time to elect the new OUUS committee! We are a looking for a new president, VP, treasurer, secretary, IT-admin and new committee officers, including event officer, external relations officer, fundraising officer and returning officers.

Nominations open: Thursday 7th January 2016

Nominations close: Monday 11th January 2016

Voting opens: Tuesday 12th January 2016

Voting closes: Saturday 16th January 2016

Michaelmas Term

Welcome Party

Date and time: Saturday, 31 October, from 1:00PM
Venue: University College Annexe, 25 Staverton Rd, Oxford, OX2 6XL

A warm welcome to the new academic year with Oxford University Ukrainian Society, to both new and returning members! We hope that you had a good summer break and are looking forward to a productive academic year.
We will dispose of an internal Dinning room and a BBQ outside.
We will be providing some food and refreshments but we ask that those coming bring along some snacks and/or drinks and contribute 3£.
Come along to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. Freshers are especially welcome!
Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/oxford-ukrainian-social-tickets-19249911002
We really look forward to seeing everyone!

Photos from the party.



Apr 25, 2017
Gennadiy Afanasiev on His Road to Freedom

Date and time: 26 Apr 2017, 4:00 PM
Venue: Merton College, the Mure Room
Admission free
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The Trinity term has begun, and this week we will have an outstanding opportunity to meet Gennadiy Afanasiev, a Ukrainian human rights activist of Crimean origin who spent over 400 days in Russian prison. One month after the annexation of Crimea, Mr Afanasiev was arrested on the charge of 'terrorist activities' after participating in pro-Ukrainian demonstrations and sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment in a Russian penal colony. As a result of a high-profile prisoner exchange, he was released in 2016. We are delighted to welcome him to Oxford to tell us about his struggles, captivity and ongoing activism.

Feb 21, 2017
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Date and time: 23 Feb 2017, 8:30PM
Venue: Worcester College, Lecture Room B, OX1 2HB
Price: £1.50 (includes a glass of wine)
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International Film Society is showing one of Paradjanov’s masterpieces, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors.

Paradjanov, an Armenian director and one of the great cinematic geniuses of Soviet cinema, tells a simple Romeo-and-Juliette-like story set in the Ukrainian Carpathian mountains. In Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, the simple tale of the unrequited love of Ivan and Marichka serves to revolutionise the art of story-telling in cinema, showing astonishing originality through the use of music, cinematography and camerawork. The film is a hypnotising whirlwind of colour and sound set against a background of folklore and traditional tales, which seems to come to us from another world. 
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/7516458

Feb 15, 2017
Ukrainian Truth. Winter on Fire and Heavenly Hundred

Date and time: 24 Feb 2017, 7PM
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College, Oxford, OX2 6HG
Facebook event

This is the first event of Truth And Peace Series in Green Templeton College.

The goal of the initiative is to promote and strengthen the truthful dialogue in academia about challenges and conflicts around all the world.

Each event features a talk, a presentation or a film and a few minutes of silence or music followed by an open discussion.

More info.

Feb 14, 2017
Ukrainian Conversational Lunch – Week 5. Volunteering in Ukraine

Date and time:Wed, 15 February 2017, 1 p.m.
Venue: University College, Oxford (meet at porter's lodge)
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Join us for our second conversational lunch in Hilary term, and get a chance to practice your Russian or Ukrainian language with native spreakers.

Our lunch will be followed by a short presentation of the Go Global project which offers volunteering opportunities in Ukraine.

More info...