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Adam Zagajewski: An Evening of Poetry

Adam Zagajewski, Poland's greatest living poet, joined Cambridge Polish Studies at Trinity College for an evening of his poetry. Zagajewski read a selection of poems, followed by discussion and audience questions.

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Lucas Hitchens

Between Russia and Germany: Poland and the Shifting European Order

A discussion of Poland’s new role in Europe and the shifting nature of German-Russian relations with Edward Lucas, Senior Editor at The Economist , and Peter Hitchens, columnist for The Mail on Sunday .

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The Spy who Loved: A Talk with Clare Mulley

Cambridge University Polish Society and Cambridge Polish Studies warmly invite you to a talk by award-winning author Clare Mulley on her biography of Polish wartime spy Krystyna Skarbek.

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Next Step

Next Step: Poland

NEXT STEP: POLAND is a student-led initiative, which aims to promote career and internship opportunities in Poland.

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Jewish Memory in Contemporary Poland

A virtual tour of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw with Program Director Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, followed by a broader discussion of Jewish memory in contemporary Poland with Dr Roma Sendyka from the Jagiellonian University, Krakow.

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Kinoteka: Polish Film Club

Regular screenings of Polish cinema classics and more recent offerings.

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Latest News and Events

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.

Multicultural Commonwealth: Diverse Identities in Poland-Lithuania

14 December 2017

A one-day conference on the extraordinary diversity of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, a state that integrated various different ethnic groups, cultures, languages and religions, often with relative mutual respect and tolerance. At the same time, diversity also led to conflicts and controversies. The conference included Polish, Lithuanian, Ruthenian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Jewish, German and Ottoman perspectives on the Commonwealth.

Krzysztof Kieślowski's "Dekalog": Screening and Discussion

1 December 2017

A screening of the second part of Krzysztof Kieślowski's "Decalogue: The Ten Commandments" ( Dekalog , 1988) series. The screening will be introduced and followed with expert commentary and discussion with Dr Matilda Mroz , Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sussex.

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