Highlights of the Michaelmas Term

As the Hilary Term approaches, we would like to remind you what we have already done this year. If you have missed it all, you are encouraged to join the Oxford University Ukrainian Society now and become part of our vibrant life.

1) Informal meeting at the Blavatnik School of Government

On a sunny day, the OUUS members gathered together in the newly built Blavatnik School of Government, the latest addition to the Oxford architectural ensemble and the home to Public Policy students. After having lunch, we appreciated the stunning view on Oxford from the BSG rooftop.

2) Annual General Meeting and Elections

At the Annual General Meeting we discussed our plans for the 2016/17 academic year and elected the new Committee. The President elect Lisa Yasko, Master of Public Policy student from Kyiv, presented a programme draft for the next year. According to it, our key goal will be to let the Ukrainian voice be heard in Oxford.

3) Formal dinner at University College

Right after the Elections, we proceeded to the University College Dining Hall and enjoyed the formal dinner in a warm company of fellow Ukrainians. Vyshivankas and traditional British cuisine — what could make a better combination!

4) Meeting with opera singer Yuriy Yurchuk

It was a great pleasure for OUUS to host a dinner with the famous Ukrainian opera singer Yuriy Yurchuk. He started singing at 28, and prior to that he used to work in the financial sector. Talking to Yuriy makes you confident that is it never late to start something completely new.

5) Ukrainian Christmas Music Evening at Green Templeton College

Before going on holidays, we organised the Ukrainian Christmas Music Evening in partnership with Green Templeton College. Apart from drinking mulled wine in a friendly environment, we had a chance to remember how we celebrate Christmas back home.


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Mar 20, 2019
Event Series: "Depicting Donbas: Creative and Critical Responses to the War in Ukraine".

Date: Thursday, 25 April 2019

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

Venue: UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

Date: Friday, 26 April 2019

Time: 10am - 4.45pm and 7pm - 9pm

Venue: Birkbeck School of Arts and Centre for Contemporary Theatre

The Birkbeck School of Arts and UCL SEES will host a series of three events over two days exploring how artists across genres are responding to the ongoing military conflict in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region.

Register here.

Feb 20, 2019
Marci Shore Talk: "The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution".

Date: Friday, 1 March 2019

Time: 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Venue: Deakin Room, St. Antony's College, Oxford, OX2 6JF.

Join us to hear Marci Shore discuss her newest book. Marci Shore is an Associate Professor of History at Yale University, and is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Human Scienes in Vienna. She focuses on intellectual history of Central and Eastern Europe, and is the author of several books and articles published in the New York Times, the Neworker, the Economist and others.

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

To attend RSVP to secretariat@britishukrainiansociety.org

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

Book here

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.