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



Apr 25, 2017
Gennadiy Afanasiev on His Road to Freedom

Date and time: 26 Apr 2017, 4:00 PM
Venue: Merton College, the Mure Room
Admission free
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The Trinity term has begun, and this week we will have an outstanding opportunity to meet Gennadiy Afanasiev, a Ukrainian human rights activist of Crimean origin who spent over 400 days in Russian prison. One month after the annexation of Crimea, Mr Afanasiev was arrested on the charge of 'terrorist activities' after participating in pro-Ukrainian demonstrations and sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment in a Russian penal colony. As a result of a high-profile prisoner exchange, he was released in 2016. We are delighted to welcome him to Oxford to tell us about his struggles, captivity and ongoing activism.

Feb 21, 2017
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Date and time: 23 Feb 2017, 8:30PM
Venue: Worcester College, Lecture Room B, OX1 2HB
Price: £1.50 (includes a glass of wine)
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International Film Society is showing one of Paradjanov’s masterpieces, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors.

Paradjanov, an Armenian director and one of the great cinematic geniuses of Soviet cinema, tells a simple Romeo-and-Juliette-like story set in the Ukrainian Carpathian mountains. In Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, the simple tale of the unrequited love of Ivan and Marichka serves to revolutionise the art of story-telling in cinema, showing astonishing originality through the use of music, cinematography and camerawork. The film is a hypnotising whirlwind of colour and sound set against a background of folklore and traditional tales, which seems to come to us from another world. 

Feb 15, 2017
Ukrainian Truth. Winter on Fire and Heavenly Hundred

Date and time: 24 Feb 2017, 7PM
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College, Oxford, OX2 6HG
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This is the first event of Truth And Peace Series in Green Templeton College.

The goal of the initiative is to promote and strengthen the truthful dialogue in academia about challenges and conflicts around all the world.

Each event features a talk, a presentation or a film and a few minutes of silence or music followed by an open discussion.

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Feb 14, 2017
Ukrainian Conversational Lunch – Week 5. Volunteering in Ukraine

Date and time:Wed, 15 February 2017, 1 p.m.
Venue: University College, Oxford (meet at porter's lodge)
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Join us for our second conversational lunch in Hilary term, and get a chance to practice your Russian or Ukrainian language with native spreakers.

Our lunch will be followed by a short presentation of the Go Global project which offers volunteering opportunities in Ukraine.

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