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Sexmission: Reproduction on Film

As part of the Cambridge Science Festival, Cambridge Polish Studies presents a special screening of the classic Polish science fiction comedy film Sexmission ( Seksmisja , 1984) within the series "Reproduction on Film: Sex, Secrets and Lies". The screening will be followed by a discussion featuring Karolina Wigura, editor of Kultura Liberalna .

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Małgorzata Omilanowska: Post-Socialist Transformation of the Polish Urban Landscape

Professor Małgorzata Omilanowska - former Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage - gives a fascinating lecture on the transformations of Polish architecture after 1989. The event was co-organised by Cambridge Polish Studies and the Cambridge University Polish Society.

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The City Destroyed, the City Restored: Wilno in the Mid-Seventeenth Century

As part of the 'Sense of Place' lecture series, the Cambridge Committee for Russian and East European Studies (CamCREES) and the Department of Slavonic Studies hosted Professor David Frick from University of California Berkeley for a lecture entitled ' The City Destroyed, the City Restored: Wilno in the Mid-Seventeenth Century' .

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Olga Tokarczuk: Writing Polish Identity

Olga Tokarczuk is perhaps Poland's most decorated and eminent contemporary novelist. Cambridge Polish Studies welcomed her to Sidney Sussex College for an evening of readings from her work (in English and Polish) and discussion. Olga Tokarczuk was accompanied by the main translator of her books into English, Antonia Lloyd-Jones.

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Leszek Balcerowicz: The Future of the Eurozone

Professor Leszek Balcerowicz - Former Polish Finance Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and President of the National Bank of Poland - presents his perspectives on the future of the Eurozone and Poland's potential entry to the monetary union.

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Next Step

Next Step: Poland

Cambridge Polish Studies is proud to be a partner - for the second year - of "Next Step: Poland", an event organised by the Cambridge University Polish Society. "Next Step: Poland" is a student-led initiative, which aims to promote career and internship opportunities in Poland. The event’s main goal is to tighten collaboration between Polish students in the UK and employers in Poland.

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Are Poles at Home in Britain?: A Public Forum on Immigration

In this public forum, we will discuss various aspects of the current situation for Poles living in the UK, examining the triumphs and challenges of the last ten years, before looking to the uncertain future. What have Poles brought to British culture? What prompted them to migrate? How many wish to return? What kind of discrimination do they face? How do the British view Poles? What effect has migration had in Poland? How do Poles understand the current refugee crisis in Europe?

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M. B. Grabowski Symposium: Norman Davies on the Army of General Anders

The M. B. Grabowski Symposium with Professor Norman Davies at the William Mong Hall, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge on 27 October 2015 from 6:30pm. Professor Davies presented a talk entitled 'The Army of General Anders: Legions from a Lost World'. The talk was followed by questions and discussion on Anders' Army and its legacy.

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Polish Beginners Class

Record Enrolment for Open Classes in Polish

The innovative course in Polish Studies offered by the Department of Slavonic Studies is among the most popular in the entire Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages at the University of Cambridge. This year the Department’s open classes in the Polish language have also seen record enrolments. These Polish classes are free and open to all members of the University of Cambridge. They are made possible with the kind support of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London.

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Past as Prelude: Polish-Ukrainian Relations for the Twenty-First Century

An international conference bringing together a diverse group of historians, political scientists, public intellectuals and social activists from Poland, Ukraine, the US and the UK to discuss the positive opportunities for the future of Polish-Ukrainian relations in the context of the more difficult questions from the past.

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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.

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