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Prizes

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Cambridge Polish Studies works with various sponsors to reward students of Polish literature, language, culture and history for academic and creative excellence. We also aim to provide opportunities for students to spend time in Poland.

Cambridge Polish Studies currently offers two prizes to students.

 

The Talkman Prize for Literary Translation

An annual competition for best translation of a poem from Polish into English open to all students of SL13: Introduction to the Language, Literature and Culture of Poland. In 2014-15, the entries were judged by eminent Polish poet, Adam Zagajewski, and acclaimed translator of Polish literature, Antonia Lloyd-Jones.

The winner was announced at the Cambridge Polish Studies event, Adam Zagajewski: An Evening of Poetry, on 28 April 2015 at Trinity College's Winstanley Lecture Theatre.

In 2015-16, the prize was presented by Olga Tokarczuk. In 2016-17, the prize was presented by Dorota Masłowska.

The main prize is a summer school course in Polish language and culture at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, including flights, accommodation and board. The prize is sponsored by Talkman Language Solutions.

The competition will be open once again to all students of SL13: Introduction to the Language, Literature and Culture of Poland in 2017-18.

List of Winners:

2014-15: Julia Wdowin

2015-16: Joss Lloyd

2016-17: Cameron Holloway

 

The M. B. Grabowski Prize

An annual prize for the best examination results in "SL13: Introduction to the Language, Literature and Culture of Poland".

The winner will receive £100, thanks to the kind support of the M. B. Grabowski Fund.

 

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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.

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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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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.

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