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Cambridge Polish Studies in the News


Cambridge Polish Studies has attracted attention from national and local media in Poland and the United Kingdom.


Reviews of our lecturer Stanley Bill's translation of Czesław Miłosz's novel The Mountains of Parnassus (2017)

"The Mountains of Parnassus: Czeslaw Milosz's curious sci-fi experiment" (The Spectator - in English)

"A Polish poet veers into science fiction" (America Magazine - in English)

"The Mountains of Parnassus by Czesław Miłosz" (World Literature Today - in English)

"Writing not fighting" (The Times Literary Supplement - in English)


Radosław Sikorski vs Andrzej Nowak: A Debate on Foreign Policy (28 January 2016)

"Sikorski-Nowak debate Polish foreign policy" (Radio Poland - in English)


Polish Political Thought in the 20th Century and Today (8 December 2016)

"On Polish Political Thought at Cambridge" (Tydzień Polski - in English)


Olga Tokarczuk: Writing Polish Identity (1 March 2016)

"Olga Tokarczuk's Polish narrative": a report on Tokarczuk's new novel, The Books of Jacob (Księgi Jakubowe) after our event in Cambridge (The Economist - in English)


Polish Studies Abroad: University of Cambridge - a conference at the Belweder Presidential Palace in Warsaw

A report from the conference on the evening news bulletin of Polish Television (TVP - in Polish) 

An interview with Dr Stanley Bill, Lecturer in Polish Studies, on Polish Radio (Polskie Radio - in Polish)

An article on the fundraising campaign for Polish Studies at Cambridge (Gazeta Wyborcza - in Polish)

An article on the Polish Studies programme at Cambridge (PAP - in Polish)

An article on the Polish Studies programme at Cambridge (Onet Wiadomości - in Polish)

Dr Stanley Bill at the Belweder Presidential Palace, Warsaw.


Leszek Balcerowicz: The Future of the Eurozone (27 January 2016)

"Leszek Balcerowicz's faith in free markets and free people": an interview with Leszek Balcerowicz at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge (The World Weekly - in English)

"Leszek Balcerowicz: 'Civil liberties cannot protect themselves'": an interview with Leszek Balcerowicz at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge (Varsity - in English)


M. B. Grabowski Symposium: Norman Davies on the Army of General Anders (27 October 2015)

"In the steps of the Polish Moses": article on Norman Davies' book on the Anders Army, with reference to his presentation of it at a Cambridge Polish Studies event (The Jewish Chronicle - in English)


Profiles on Cambridge Polish Studies after the first year

"Studying Polish in Cambridge" ( - in English)

"Australian with a Polish soul": profile piece on Lecturer in Polish Studies Dr Stanley Bill (Tydzień Polski - in Polish)

"Stanley's Mission": profile piece on Cambridge Polish Studies and Lecturer in Polish Studies Dr Stanley Bill (Gazeta Wyborcza - in Polish)

Article on the development of Polish Studies across the UK with a particular focus on Cambridge - entitled "Polish Studies is my favourite course at Cambridge" ( - in Polish)

Profile piece on Cambridge Polish Studies and its students ( - in Polish)

Interview with Lecturer in Polish Studies Dr Stanley Bill on the course at Cambridge and Poland's relations with the European Union ( - in Polish)


Past as Prelude: Polish-Ukrainian Relations for the Twenty-First Century (30 June - 1 July 2015)

Radio interview with Stanley Bill before the conference (Radio Cambridge 105 - in English)

Sławomir Sierakowski's paper from the conference "Past as Prelude" on Jerzy Giedroyc (Gazeta Wyborcza - in Polish)

Interview with Yaroslav Hrytsak at the conference "Past as Prelude" on Polish-Ukrainian relations (Gazeta Wyborcza - in Polish)

Interview with Mykola Riabchuk at the conference "Past as Prelude" on "Speaking Ukrainian" ( - in Polish)

Interview with Mykola Riabchuk ( - in English)

Interview with Serhii Plokhii at the conference "Past as Prelude" on "The War in Donbas" ( - in Polish)


Radio Poland reports on the unveiling of the Sierpinski Tree with Vice-Chancellor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz and Polish Ambassador Witold Sobków (13 May 2015)

Fractal Tree Honours Mathematician Sierpinski in Cambridge  ( - in English)

W niezwykły sposób uhonorowano polskiego matematyka ( - in Polish)


Adam Zagajewski in Cambridge (28 April 2015)

Adam Zagajewski at the University of Cambridge ( - in English)

Adam Zagajewski w Cambridge ( - in Polish)


An interview with Lecturer in Polish Studies Dr Stanley Bill on Radio Poland (11 February 2015)

Polish Offered at Cambridge University ( - in English)


Jewish Memory in Contemporary Poland (16 January 2015)

Jewish Memory in Contemporary Poland ( - in English)

Cambridge Polish Studies to host inaugural free lecture (Cambridge News - in English)

Professor Kirshenblatt-Gimblett speaks at Cambridge University ( - in English)


The launch of Cambridge Polish Studies attracted publicity in Poland and the UK (October/November 2014):

Uniwersytet w Cambridge otworzy studia polskie ( - in Polish)

Studia polskie w Cambridge kuszą tragiczną historią Polski i... hip-hopem ( - in Polish)

Polski rap, Mieszko i Masłowska na Cambridge (Polish Express - in Polish)

Studia polonistyczne w Cambridge, czyli polski hip-hop przed wykładem ( - in Polish)

Interview with Dr Stanley Bill on Polish Waves (Radio Cambridge 105 - in English)

Latest News and Events

Warsaw Rising Museum: Paweł Ukielski

21 May 2018

Deputy Director of the Warsaw Rising Museum, Dr Paweł Ukielski, will discuss his involvement with the Museum from its establishment in 2004 to the present, while also commenting on larger trends in Polish perceptions of the nation’s past in the years since 1989.

The New Geopolitics of Eastern Europe

24 April 2018

This discussion brings together four experts on different parts of Central and Eastern Europe to explore the political impact on the region of three of the major international crises of the current time - the fracturing of the European Union, the New Cold War with Russia and the outbreak of conflict in the Middle East.

Timothy Garton Ash: Poland, Europe, Freedom

14 February 2018

In celebration of the permanent endowment of the Polish Studies initiative at the University of Cambridge, Professor Timothy Garton Ash (University of Oxford) will give an address on the subject of freedom in Poland and in Europe over the last four decades. After the lecture, we invite all guests to an informal wine reception to celebrate the permanent endowment of Cambridge Polish Studies.

Polish Britain: Multilingualism and Diaspora Community

9 February 2018

A one-day international conference on the subject of multilingualism among Polish communities in the United Kingdom and in broader contexts. The conference will take place as part of Cambridge’s ‘Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies’ (MEITS) research project under the AHRC Open World Research Initiative.

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