Cambridge University Russian Society (CURS) was originally founded in the early 1920s.
It was known as the Slavonic Society.
Our society is run and organised by an elected committee of students with an interest in Russia, its people, literature and culture.
We welcome non-Russian speakers, as most of our events are held in English or are bilingual.
Since 2016 there has been a tremendous change and a real renaissance for CURS. We were pleased to announce our redesigned membership cards, the release of our new website and Facebook page as well as numerous other exciting additions to the society like an official leather bound speakers book. CURS is now one of the most dynamic societies in Cambridge.
See you all at our events!
Everything you need to know to become a member.
Just to name a few....
We aim to invite a number of guest speakers to give a talk on an interesting relevant topic.
We organise formal dinners in various different colleges and occasionally do a swap with our friends from other societies.
We meet weekly in a different pub around Cambridge to practice Russian with our friends studying the language or just to socialise.
We organise literature evenings to discuss our favourite Russian authors, poets and novelist. Sometimes these events are held in collaboration with other societies.
We organise Classical music concerts with world class musicians and performers.
We meet weekly to watch Russian films in Russian with English subtitles.
Just some of the speakers we have had over the years…
A little something from us to you.
Elections are held annually at the end of the Michaelmas term. If you would like to be involved in organising further events then we encourage you to stand for a position on the committee! The following committee was elected on the 16th of November 2018.
We are proud to work with some of the most active societies and organisations promoting Russian culture, traditions and business. If you would like to work with us or run an event with us please send us an email.
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Please complete our contact form and a member of the committee will get back to you in due course.