Photo and Video: Oxford Model Ukraine Conference


The Oxford Model Ukraine Conference: "Ukraine's Domestic and Foreign Affairs: Quo Vadis?" was held on 6-8 April 2011 at St. Antony's and New Colleges, Oxford, UK. It was co-organised by the Oxford University Ukrainian Society and the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Program. The conference focused on the leading issues in domestic and foreign affairs of Ukraine. More info can be found on the corresponding webpage.

Opening message from RH Kim Campbell to the Oxford Model Ukraine Conference

RH Kim Campbell, former Prime MInister of Canada, recorded this speech for the opening ceremony of the Oxford Model Ukraine Conference. It was shown on 6 April 2011 at St. Antony's College, Oxford.

Interview with HE Leigh Turner

HE Leigh Turner is a UK ambassador to Ukraine, holding this position since 14 June 2008. He delivered a speech at the OMUC conference on 7 April 2011, focusing on the issues of international integration of Ukraine. Also, HE Turner kindly agreed to give this short interview.

Interview with Giorgi Vashadze

Giorgi Vashadze is a Deputy Minister of Justice of Georgia. He kindly agreed to give an interview on the main aspects of Georgia political reforms and shared his views on Ukraine politics.

Interview with Bohdan Vitvitsky

Dr. Bohdan Vitvitsky is a highly decorated US federal prosecutor. He gave a talk on corruption and the rule of law as applied to Ukraine.

Day 1: Opening.

6 April 2011

St Antony's College, Oxford

OMUC Opening

OMUC Opening: H.E. Volodymyr Khandogiy

OMUC Opening: Oxford Ukrainian Society with the ambassarors of Ukraine and United Kingdom

Day 2

7 April 2011

New College, Oxford

OMUC: Greetings from Igor Bardyn

OMUC: Greeting from HE Leigh Turner

OMUC venue: New College, Oxford



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.