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After Brexit: The Future of Poles in Britain

After the result of the June referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union, the future of free movement between the UK and the rest of Europe has been thrown into doubt. In this challenging time, Cambridge Polish Studies hosts a panel discussion on the future of the thriving Polish community in the UK.

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Jewish Life in Poland Today

A new generation of Jewish leaders from Poland and beyond are reinvigorating the Jewish communities in Polish cities like Kraków and Warsaw. Poland’s contemporary Jewish communities are vibrant and diverse, while “Jewishness” itself can mean a great many different things to different people. Join us for a fascinating discussion of Jewish life in contemporary Poland from a range of different perspectives.

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Cambridge Festival of Ideas: The Virtual Chopin

As part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Professor John Rink describes a dynamic digital resource allowing pianists to vary their performances by drawing from the multiple versions of Fryderyk Chopin's works.

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Our students in Poland

This summer seven of our students spent time at Polish universities on intensive courses in Polish language and culture. Read their reflections on their Polish experiences.

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People Power: Polish Solidarity and the Ukrainian Revolution

Cambridge Polish Studies and Cambridge Ukrainian Studies presented a public symposium on the connections between two popular revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe: the Polish "Solidarity" revolution of the 1980s and the "Maidan" movements of post-1991 independent Ukraine.

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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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Latest News and Events

Special event for 100 years since the regaining of Polish independence

15 November 2018

On the 100th anniversary of the regaining of Poland's independence on 11 November 1918, Cambridge Polish Studies is proud to host a very special event to commemorate, discuss and celebrate this historic occasion.

Visiting scholar from University of Warsaw

1 October 2018

In Michaelmas Term (beginning in October) 2018, Professor Paweł Stępień of the University of Warsaw will join Cambridge Polish Studies as a visiting scholar. He will give a series of lectures on Polish literature and culture across the term. He will also be a visiting scholar at Sidney Sussex College.

Cambridge students at the University of Warsaw

1 September 2018

In summer 2018, thanks to the generous support of the University of Warsaw, two Cambridge students spent three weeks in the Polish capital taking an intensive course in Polish language and culture.

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