The Oxford University Ukrainian Society Committee elections for 2018 - 2019 will be taking place in Michaelmast Term. Information about nominations and election process will be posed soon.


Senior Memebers

Professor Jan M. Fellerer


Professor Jan Fellerer is University Lecturer in non-Russian Slavonic Languages at Oxford University and Fellow of Wolfson College. He works on the history of the Polish, Czech and Ukrainian languages with special reference to the modern period from the late 18th century to the present day. His main fields of interest in Slavonic philology include syntax, socio-historical linguistics and textual semantics. His teaching experience includes: Polish, History of Polish, Ukrainian (and Czech), Linguistic description and analysis of modern Polish and Russian, Translation into Russian, Comparative Slavonic philology, Language and history in (East) Central Europe in the 19th century, Prague School of Linguistics. He speaks German, English, Spanish, Polish, Czech and Ukrainian.

His recent publications include the following: 'Ukrainian Galicia at the crossroads. The "Ruthenian Alphabet War" of 1834', in: Recontextualizing East-Central European History. Nation, Culture and Minority Groups, eds. Turda, M.; Pyrah, R. (Oxford, Legenda, 2010), 106-124; "Granica miedzy skladnia a slowotworstwem. Kilka uwag o stronie w jezyku polskim," LingVaria, 8.2 (2009), 23-33; 'Boehmische Länder und Polen', in: Geschichte der Buchkultur. Renaissance, ed. Noe, A. (Graz, Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, 2008), 459-537; 'A New Book on Aspects of East Slavonic and Ukrainian Philology. Andrii Danylenko, Slavica et Islamica',Palaeoslavica, 15.2 (2007), 295-306.

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Professor Gwendolyn Sasse

Professor Gwendolyn Sasse is professor of comparative politics at Nuffield College and Director of the Centre for East European and Internatioanl Studies in Berlin.

Prior to her arrival in Oxford in April 2007 she had been a Lecturer (since 1999) and Senior Lecturer (from 2005) at the London School of Economics. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the LSE, and her first academic post was an Assistant Professorship at the Central European University (1998-99).

Among her research interests are post-communist transitions, comparative democratisation, ethnic conflict, minority issues, migration, EU enlargement, the European Neighbourhood Policy and Ukrainian politics.

Her recent publications include the following: The Crimea Question: Identity, Transition, and Conflict, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2007; Europeanization and Regionalization in the EU’s Enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe. The Myth of Conditionality, London: Palgrave, 2004 (co-authored with J. Hughes and C. Gordon); ‘Ukraine: The Role of Regionalism’, Journal of Democracy, 21, 3, 2010; ‘The Politics of Conditionality: The Norm of Minority Protection before and after EU Accession’, Journal of European Public Policy, 15, 6, 2008; ‘The European Neighbourhood Policy: Conditionality Revisited for the EU’s Eastern Neighbours’, Europe-Asia Studies, 60, 2, 2008.

She is the Deputy Editor of the UNDP newsletter ' Development and Transition', Region Head of Eastern Europe at Oxford Analytica and a Member of the Sub-Board of the Open Society Institute's Think Tank Fund which supports think tanks in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union.

Contact: +44 1865 288689
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Honorary Members

H.E. Ihor Kharchenko

Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Court of Saint James's

Nadia M. Diuk

Senior Director for Europe and Eurasia
National Endowment for Democracy
St. Antony's College Alumna


Ihor Sevcenko

Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine History and Literature
Harvard University, Emeritus



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

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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.

Nov 4, 2018
Serhiy Zhadan: Ukraine's Enfant Terrible

Date: Monday, 12th November 2018

Time: 7pm - 8.15pm

Venue: Knowledge Centre, The British Library,

96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Fee: £10

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An evening with one of Ukraine's most iconic contemporary writers: poet, intellectual and ska ban frontman Serhiy Zhadan.

Chaired by Eastern Europe specialist Uilleam Blacker of University College London.

Organized by the British Library in partnership with Ukrainian Institute in London.

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. 
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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.