Lecture by the Amassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Court of Saint James' H.E. Ihor Kharchenko
Date: May 16, 2006
Venue: St Antony's College, Lecture Theatre
Presentation by Dr. Margaret Siriol Colley of her book about Gareth Jones
Date: May 11, 2006
Venue: St Antony's College, the Dahrendorf room
Gareth Jones was a prominent British journalist and former Foreign Affairs Secretary who brought the Ukrainian Famine/Holodomor of the 1930s into public light in the West. Gareth Jones exposed a famine in the former Soviet Union in 193 3 that killed millions, but was later murdered in mysterious circumstances in Inner Mongolia in 1935.
Lecture by Roy Giles CBE, MA, Hon D. Litt.
Date: February 23, 2006
Venue: St Antony's College, the New Room
Roy Giles is a former army officer, civil servant, Cody Fellow at St Antony's College, now research consultant.
BRIXMIS was initially proposed in the Anglo-Soviet London Agreement of November 1944, as a means of effecting the necessary liaison between the British and Soviet military authorities in postwar occupied Germany. BRIXMIS was in the event "launched" by the Robertson-Malinin Agreement of September 1946, with a base in the main Soviet Zone garrison of Potsdam. Mission strength was set at 31 All Ranks, who were given Soviet military identity cards. There was a reciprocal Soviet mission set up at Bunde in the British zone. Mission members had diplomatic immunity, and freedom of travel throughout the zone in which they were accredited.
Date: February 9, 2006
Text by Eleonora Suhoviy
Ukrainian folk songs capture the essence of Ukrainian spirit. Whether lively and humorous or hauntingly lyrical, they vividly evoke Ukrainian past, with its customs and traditions and reveal a wealth of historic detail about the country and its people.
A wonderful opportunity to perform Ukrainian songs in Oxford came about when the Society was invited to perform at the Second International Music Recital and wishing to introduce Oxford students to the compelling Ukrainian music we embarked on creation of a 'choir', enlisting all members of the Committee as well as Ukrainians from London and Cambridge under the creative director, Dzvinka. We chose songs from various regions of Ukraine including two ballads about love (for a young Cossack!) and two comical songs about marriage, deception and parental disobedience! True to the nature of folklore we all knew these songs not from formally learning them at music schools, which not all of us have attended, but from hearing our grandparents and relatives singing them at weddings, family parties and festive celebrations and thus, without music sheets or any instruments, we rehearsed.
We all enjoyed performing on the night, when, united with London and 'traditional adversaries' Cambridge, we were warmly received by an international audience of a hundred people thereby establishing a successful debut of the 'Oxford Ukrainian Choir'.
Lecture by Dr. Marat Terterov
Venue: St Antony's College, the Deakin Room
Date and Time: 6:30PM, November 22, 2005
Marat Terterov is a political scientist and recent Ph.D. graduate from St.Antony's College, University of Oxford, as well as the editor/author of over a dozen major books addressing the business and foreign investment environment in countries of the former Soviet Union and the Middle East.
Dr Terterov is the contributing editor of "Doing Business with Ukraine" — the most authoritative guide available to investment and trading opportunities, and to the structural, legal and market changes underway in the country.
Lecture by Dr. Sarah Whitmore, Senior Lecturer in Politics, School of Social Sciences and Law,Oxford Brooks University.
Venue: St Antony's College, the Dahrendorf Room
Time: May 31, 8:00 pm
Date: May 21, 2005
Presentation of Ukrainian poetry in translation by Ms Vera Rich, famous translator and author.
Venue: St Antony's College, the Dahrendorf room
Time: May 18, 8:00 pm
10th May, 2005
Venue: St Antony's College, the Deakin Room
Time: May 10, 8:00 pm
Lecture by Dr Andrew Wilson, University College London, Senior Lecturer in Ukrainian Studies,
School of Slavonic and East European Studies
April 26, 2005
Venue: Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College
Time: 5 pm
This event was organized by the Oxford University Russian Society and co-hosted by the Oxford University Ukrainian Society.
Mr. Mitiukov spoke on current political and economic issues in Ukraine, its foreign policy and, in particular, on Ukraine's chances to join NATO and EU.
4th November 2005
By Clare Reilly
The first key social event in the Oxford calendar for 2005 was a prestigious annual event hosted by the European Affairs society. The ‘Spirit of Europe Party' is an opportunity for all national interest societies in Oxford to meet together and compete in a friendly way for the chance to crown their countries national drink as the ‘spirit' of Europe. It was a hugely successful, well attended spirit tasting event where hundreds of Oxford students visited every stall and sampled each society's national drink. There were stalls by a variety of different ethnic societies . After sampling each spirit and meeting with members, the students went onto vote for which society they felt deserved to win. The Ukrainian society proudly offered not only Nemiroff's fantastic medova z pertsem (honey and pepper) horilka but delicious traditional bread, salo and other delicacies which were warmly received by everyone. In addition to the food and drink we Ukrainians offered lively entertainment in the form of folk dancing and singing, which many students were very keen to join in with . We are extremely happy to conclude that we not only WON the entire event by far over the other older societies and were crowned ‘Spirit of Europe' but were effusively congratulated on our efforts, performances and enthusiasm! We are extremely happy that we raised awareness of our society and of Ukraine so publicly and in such a positive manner. Post-party celebrations began immediately at St. Antony's college late bar, joined by lots of curious students who wanted to carry on the party in Ukrainian style. Dancing went on late into the night as did discussions as to what to plan for our forthcoming Orange Revolution anniversary party.
March 7, 2005
Said Business School, Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre
The inaugural event of Oxford Ukrainian Society took place on 7th March 2005 at the Said Business School with the Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, Ruslana, performing her current and new singles for the audience of students, academics and visitors from all over the world.
Ruslana's spectacular performance with her dancers on the stage of the Nelson Mandela Theatre was greeted with great excitement and enthusiasm, creating an electrifying atmosphere and amazing response from the crowd. The singer followed her performance with a talk about her music, her involvement in the recent turbulent events in the Ukraine and her future aspirations and answered numerous questions about her ablum and the Eurovision Song Contest. Ruslana also explained that her music is inspired by Ukrainian customs and traditions, and that her fundamental message is that of freedom and peace. She expressed pleasure at having the opportunity to perform at our "world-famous academic institution" for which, she explained, she has a lot of respect.
Afterwards Ruslana and her dancers joined everyone at the reception, talking to students, signing posters and posing for numerous photographs.
Date and time: 26 Apr 2017, 4:00 PM
Venue: Merton College, the Mure Room
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.
Date and time: 23 Feb 2017, 8:30PM
Venue: Worcester College, Lecture Room B, OX1 2HB
Price: £1.50 (includes a glass of wine)
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.
Date and time: 24 Feb 2017, 7PM
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College, Oxford, OX2 6HG
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.
Date and time:Wed, 15 February 2017, 1 p.m.
Venue: University College, Oxford (meet at porter's lodge)
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.