Events. Academic Year 2011­-2012

Summer holiday

Watching Euro-2012 Ukraine—England game

Date: 19 Jul 2012

Venue: Oxford University Club

OUUS and friends met in the University Club to watch and cheer for the best team in the world! It was an amazing and a very emotional game.


Trinity Term

Cycling to Rectory Farm

Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012

Meet at: 13-30, St Anne's college

Destination: Rectory Farm, Stanton St John

OUUS members had a pleasant journey to the Rectory Farm in a lovely village of Stanton St John. This farm is known for it allows visitors to collect strawberries (and many-many other -berries!) themselves. It was an unforgetable and very sweet experience.


Watching Football: England vs. Ukraine

Date and time:  Tue, 19 Jun 2012, 7-30PM

Venue: Oxford University Club

OUUS members and their friends gathered in the University Club to support the best team in the world! We even got some British on our side.


Watching Football: Ukraine vs. Sweden

Date and time: Mon, 11 Jun 2012,  7-30PM

Venue: Alex'es house

We watched the first game of the Ukrainian team at the Euro-2012. What a fantastic game! And what the goals we saw!


Hilary Term

Ukraine’s Drift from Democracy: a View from the United States

Dr. Nadia Diuk, Vice President at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC

Date: 7.00PM, Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Venue: Ukrainian Institute, London, 79 Holland Park, W11 3SW

Nadia Diuk serves as Vice President of Programs for Europe, Eurasia, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a private nonprofit organisation funded by the U.S. Congress to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts. For over twenty years prior to her appointment as Vice President, she supervised NED programs in what was then known as Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union—a complex region where most democrats could work only underground. She developed programs and strategies for this region through the period of the first free elections of 1989-92, up to the present time of the transitions to independence in the new states of Eurasia as well as assisting those democrats who continue to work in authoritarian countries in that region.

Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series

Towards More Effective Societies
Prof. Bohdan Hawrylyshyn
: Tue, 2 March, 5 to 7 PM
Venue: Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College, New Road, Oxford OX1 1NF

Professor Bohdan Hawrylyshyn presents key ideas of his book "Towards More Effective Societies" .
Chaired by Baroness Shirley Williams.
Commented by Dr Gwendolyn Sasse and Dr Olga Onuch, Nuffield College.
Special guest − HE Volodymyr Khandogiy, Ambassador of Ukraine to the UK .
Talk followed by Q&A session and wine reception

Photos from the lecture

End of Term Party

Date: Saturday, Thu, 1 March, 7 to 10PM
Venue: Alex's house

The end of term/spring/Women's day party will be held in Alex's house. Expect lots of tasty food "made by beautiful Ukrainian woman". And feel free to bring your own favourite.

Oxford International Festival

Date: Sunday, 26 February

Venue: Examination Schools

An excellent event for those who want to taste delicious Ukrainian food, buy some special souvenirs, and enjoy a violin performance.


Lunchtime Seminar

Dr. Svitlana Chernykh (St. Antony's College) - Parties and Strategies in Post-election Disputes in the Post-Soviet World

Date and Time: Thursday, 23 February (6th week), 1PM

Venue: St Antony's College, Nissan Lecture Theatre

Convenor: Paul Chaisty (St. Antony's College)


Monday Seminar

Twenty Years of Post-Communism in the Former Soviet Union
Prof. Olexiy Haran (Kyiv Mohyla Academy): Orange Revolution and Counterrevolution: Whither Ukraine?

Date and Time: Monday, 13 February (5th week), 5PM

Venue: St. Antony's College, Nissan Lecture Theatre

Convenors:  Paul Chaisty and Alex Pravda (St. Antony's College)

Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre

All are welcome

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Film Screening

Everything is Illuminated

Date and Time:  Tuesday, 7 February (4th week), 8 − 9:30PM

Venue: St. Antony's College, Dahrendorf Room

A joint event of OUUS and the "Post-Communist Cinema" project (by Annabelle Chapman)

"Everything is Illuminated" is referred as one of the "rare films that encapsulate the emotion of discovery and drama with humor." Starring Elijah Wood!

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Society Dinner

Date: Thursday, 26 January (2nd week)

Venue: Merton College

Traditional society dinner is a chance to chat, discuss recent events, and relax with old and new friends. £4, OUUS members only.

RSVP to Dmitry Kondratyuk



Date: weekend of the 1st week

Venue: residence of Ola Onuch

A private party to celebrate the holiday of Malanka. OUUS members only.

Michaelmas Term

Lecture: Ukraine and Perestroika — Who Killed the USSR?

Andrew Wilson (UCL-SSEES)

Advanced research seminar series supported by the management committee of Russian and East European studies & the History faculty.
Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre seminar
Monday, 31 September
Nissan Lecture Theatre
St Antony's College
Open to everyone

HE Leigh Turner

HE Leigh Turner visit

Leigh Turner is the British Ambassador to Ukraine, resident in Kiev, since June 2008. He will give a talk at Oxford upon invitation from the Oxford International Relations Society.

Wednesday, October 19

7pm − 8:30pm

Oakeshott Room

Lincoln College

Free for members of the International Relations Society, £4 for guests
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The English Surgeon

The English Surgeon

Documentary screening of the movie 'The English Surgeon', followed by Q&A session with Dr Henry Marsh CBE. All welcome. Free entry.

Friday, October 14

5:00pm ­­– 7:00pm

The Nissan Lecture Theatre

St Antony's College

Woodstock Road

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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.

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.