Hilary Termcard

Talk with MP Svitlana Zalishyuk

Eurooptimistic Goals of Ukraine: National And Global Perspectives
Date and time: Tuesday, 24 Jan, 7 p.m.
Venue: St Antony's college, Deakin Room
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We welcome you to join Svitlana's lecture followed by open discussion, Q/A session about current Ukrainian Affairs.  We will open doors at 6 pm by presenting brand new term card of events of Oxford University Ukrainian Society and welcoming new members of society. You will have a chance to meet nice people who are passionate about Ukraine.

Svitlana Zalishchuk has been a Member of the Verkhovna Rada since October 2014. She is Co-Chair of All-Party Parliamentary Group on the United Kingdom, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Head of the Sub-Committee on European and Euro-Atlantic Relations. Svitlana was an active leader of the EuroMaidan movement in 2013. Her organization, Centre UA, coordinated the biggest Facebook Page (Euromaidan) in Ukrainian history, which played a critical role in the Revolution of Dignity. Svitlana is a member of the “DemAlliance” political party.

Svitlana is also a fighter for human rights and is a big supporter of anti-discrimination legislation, especially rights for LGBT.

Film Screening: Debaltseve

Date and time: 26 Jan, 7 pm
Venue: Hertford college. The Ferrar Room
Admission free
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"Debaltseve" is the narrative of the Donbas war. The event will include a film screening (50min), followed by a discussion with a Ukrainian war correspondent and film director Eugene Stepanenko.

Eugene Stepanenko  is a War Correspondent, Presenter, TV channel UA: First, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Eugene Stepanenko, a Ukrainian war correspondent and TV presenter, brings to London a documentary telling a dramatic story of the battle for Debaltsevo, a key transport hub in the war-town east of Ukraine. In February 2015, it witnessed a tense stand-off between Ukrainian on one hand, and Russian troops and the local militia allied with them, on the other. Being virtually encircled and facing massive artillery fire and a tank-guided offensive, Ukrainians were forced to withdraw in order to prevent a massive loss of life.

The discussion will debate the film, look at the coverage of the war in media, how the narrative of this war has evolved and is impacted by Russia's concerted effort to obscure the the presence of its troops on the Ukrainian soil and the challenges to keep this conflict on the agenda of the global media.

Ukrainian Lunches

Dates: Wednesdays of the 3, 5, 7 weeks in Hilary Term

Venue: to be confirmed.

Come and practice your Russian or Ukrainian language by talking to us.  Please be aware that for attending Ukrainian lunches you need to purchase membership. To express your interest – please contact president@ukrainianoxford.org or write us on Facebook.

Join Oxford University Ukrainian Society right now to join Ukrainian lunches and get one free lunch!

Ukrainian week

Events in commemoration of Euromaidan and ‘Heavenly Hundred’
19 February – 23 February
Venues and dates TBC

The Man Who Sparked the Revolution. Ukraine's Uneasy Journey

A talk by Mustafa Nayyem, MP

Date and Time: 19 Feb 2017, 5 p.m.
Venue: TBC
Facebook event

On the 3rd anniversary of Ukraine's deadly protests, the Oxford University Ukrainian Society invites you to join the talk with Mustafa Nayyem, MP, journalist and public figure who sparked the Revolution of Dignity.

A Ukrainian journalist of Afghan origin, Nayyem was one of the leaders of the anti-censorship movement and one the founders of Hromadske TV, the channel that became popular for live streamimg the Euromaidan protests.

Without Nayyem, there might have been no Revolution. After then president Viktor Yanukovych “paused” preparations for signing an association agreement with the EU, the journalist turned to Facebook. “Let’s meet at 10:30 p.m. near the monument to independence in the middle of Maidan,” he posted, and thousands of Ukrainians flooded the streets. Three months later, Yanukovich fled the country.

Nayyem is one of the Euromaidan activists who went from barricades to government offices in hope of turning post-revolutionary Ukraine into a prosperous European state. In October 2014 he was elected to the Ukrainian parliament. In August 2016 he joined the (political party) Democratic Alliance.

The event is dedicated to the memory of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes who died for Ukraine during the Euromaidan protests in February 2014.

Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

Screening of documentary about Euromaidan

The film is a 2015 documentary about the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine, a coproduction of Ukraine, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Produced in part by Netflix, it played at various film festivals before its release on October 9, 2015 on the online streaming service. Was nominated for Documentary for Oscars 2016.

Presentation of GoGlobal

A project to discover and help Ukrainian children learning foreign languages.

GoGlobal is the initiative that promotes foreign languages learning in Ukraine and to promote 2017 as a Year of English Language in Ukraine. The project launch took place last summer, with 120 volunteers from 40 countries taking part. The project now moves to the new stage to involve 100 000 children in school camps all over Ukraine. The initiative will break into four streams - Steam, Citizenship, Career and Leadership, Sports and Health. The organisers aspire to cover around 800 Ukrainian schools and attract 1000 international volunteers to Ukraine.


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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.