Events 2010­-2011­­

Trinity term — 2011

Dreamland Donbass

Wed. 15th June, 2011
Nuffield College JCR, 18:30−19:00

Jerzy Onuch (artist and curator) discusses his family's donation of two photos's by renowned Ukrainian artist Viktor Marushchenko to the Nuffield College Art Collection.
Wine will be served.
Informal presentation and discussion.

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More about Jerzy Onuch:

Currently Director of the Polish Cultural Institute in New York, USA.

Revolutionary Moments

Fri, 17th June, 2011
MODERN ART OXFORD, 18:00−20:00

Film screening and conversation on Ukrainian contemporary artists and the 'Orange Revolution' with Jerzy Onuch, Dr. Olga Onuch, and Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse

Ukraine’s ‘Orange Revolution’ in 2004 became a crucial moment for a new generation of Ukrainian contemporary artists. Jerzy Onuch, Director of the Polish Cultural Institute, New York, provided a platform for these artists in the midst of the mass demonstrations in the centre of Kyiv. He and Dr Olga Onuch, Petro-Jacyk Post-Doctoral Prize Fellow, University of Toronto, and President Emerita of the OUUS, will bring this experience to life in a conversation with Dr Gwendolyn Sasse, Professorial Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford and a Senior Member of the OUUS.

A film made by young Ukrainian artists associated with the Kyiv-based collective ‘R.E.P.’ (Revolutionary Experimental Space), and video excerpts documenting the work of SOKA, a Kharkiv-based group of artists, will also be shown.

Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin

Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin. By Timothy D. Snyder

Lunchtime seminar by Prof. Timothy Snyder (Yale University).

Friday, 3 June 2011
Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Library Reading Room, St Antony's College

Convenor: Robert Service (St Antony’s)

Professor Timothy Snyder received his doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1997, where he was a British Marshall Scholar. He has held fellowships in Paris and Vienna, and an Academy Scholarship at Harvard. Presently he teaches East European politics and history at Yale University. He is the author of Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe: A Biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz (Harvard University Press, 1998, Halecki Prize); The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999 (Yale University Press, 2003, awards from American Historical Association, American Association for Ukrainian Studies, Przeglad Wschodni, and Marie Curie-Sklodowska University); Sketches from a Secret War: A Polish Artist's Mission to Liberate Soviet Ukraine (Yale University Press, 2005, Pro Historia Polonorum award); The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of A Habsburg Archduke (Basic Books, 2008), and Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (Basic Books, 2010). He is also the co-editor of Wall Around the West: State Power and Immigration Controls in Europe and North America (Rowman and Littlefield, 2001).

His most recent book is Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, a history of Nazi and Soviet mass killing on the lands between Berlin and Moscow. It is a New York Times bestseller and a book of the year according to The Atlantic, The Independent, The Financial Times, the Telegraph, The Economist, History Today, the Seattle Times and the New Statesman.

Hilary Term — 2011

Oxford MODEL UKRAINE Conference

6-8 April 2011

Venue: St.Antony's College and New College
Ukraine's domestic and foreign affairs: Visions for the future.

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Oxford International Festival

26 February 2011

Oxford International Festival is an annual event organised by the International Students' Campaign to celebrate international students' diversity in the university. It is a great opportunity of different countries to showcase their national food, music, and costumes.

Oxford University Ukrainian Society presented a variety of delicious Ukrainian meals: pumpkin kasha (гарбузова каша), vareniki (вареники), and vinegret (винегрет). We were not secretive and also shared the recipes.

It is our great delight to say that we were among the most popular stands. Good job, Ukraine!

Dinner at Merton College

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Traditional social event for the new and old members. This time, it was a formal dinner at Merton College followed by an extensive discussion on the society future plans.

Visit of Ukrainian Education Officials

Thursday, 13 January 2011

On 13 January 2011, the Oxford University Ukrainian Society in cooperation with the Ukrainian Embassy in London hosted a delegation of Ukrainian government officials and scholars. The group included Dmytro Tabachnyk, the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine; Ihor Nekrassa, the Head of the Minister's Administration; Olexandr Udod, the Head of the Institute of Innovation and Education; Yuri Bobalo, the Head of Lviv National Technological University; Sergiy Shkarlet, the Head of Chernihiv State Technological University; Volodymir Onischenko, the Head of Poltava National Technological University; Olena Bobalo the representative of the Lviv National Technological University; and Pavlo Kartashov and Dmytro Dniprovoi from the Ukrainian Embassy.

This visit was part of an initiative of the President of Ukraine, Victor Yanukovych, to adopt the know-how from the best educational practices in the world in lieu of Ukraine's national education system reform.

Ukrainian Society Night
Venue: Merton College MCR, Date: tbc, Time: tbc

Walking Tour with OU Walking Club: A walking tour through the area of outstanding natural beauty.
Route: tbc, Date: tbc (weekend), Time: tbc.

2010 Launch of Oxford University Consortium for Ukrainian Studies: ‘A panel on the first eight months of Yanukovych’s Presidency’
Venue: St Antony’s College, Date: 4 November 2010, Time: 5 pm.

Meet and Greet Night: Pub Outing
A perfect opportunity to meet old and new members of the OUUS, share a drink and find out about Society’s past and future activities !!!
Venue: tbc, Date: 27 October 2010, Time: 8 pm.

Discussion ‘Why ‘Europe’ Matters? Europeanisation of Lawmaking Process and Parliamentary Practices in Ukraine’ (with the Centre for European Reform)
Venue: Centre for European Reforms, London, Date: 20 October 2010, Time: 4 – 5.30 pm.

University Fresher’s Fair
Venue: Examination Schools, Date: 6-8 October 2010, Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm daily.



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.