Week 2 – [6th Oct – 13th Oct]

Week 2 – [6th Oct – 13th Oct]

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Newsletter Michaelmas Term
6th October – 13th October

CAMBRIDGE UNION SOCIETY DEBATES
19th October | 19:30 – 21:30 | Cambridge Union Society | 9a Bridge Street
Cambridge Union is holding the debates entitled ‘This house regrets giving Russia a cold shoulder’, where – thank to CURS – journalist Vladimir Pozner will speak for the pro-Russian side together with RT presenter Oksana Boyko and public activist Maria Long.
The entry is free for Union members, the guest price is £20. CURS will have a limited amount of discounted tickets for our members.

PUSHKIN IN BRITAIN
22nd October | 13:00 – 15:00 | Woodleigh Room | Lucy Cavendish College
CURS is happy to welcome back the 15th International Russian Poetry Festival ‘Pushkin in Britain’. Similar to last year, the participants will come to Cambridge to take part in a Poetic Slam. Come to cheer them up and feel the power of Russian poetry. Admission free.

Weekly Events
Что? Где? Когда?
25th September | 19:20 | Anglia Ruskin

Conversational Evening
First Meeting
13th October | 20:30 | The Mill | 14 Mill Lane

Russian Film Club 
Solaris
10th October | 21:00 – 23:00 | Darwin College TV Room
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Duration: 2h 49 min
A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out repressed memories and obsessions.

 

External Events

Rowan Williams – Beyond reality: Dostoevsky and ‘Holy Fools’
11th October 19:00 | Old Library, Pembroke College | CamRuSS members free, others £5
Dr Rowan Williams, a former Archbishop of Canterbury and presently the Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, is a theologian, philosopher, thinker, and a renowned expert on Dostoevsky, author of the book Dostoevsky: Language, Faith and Fiction.

McKinsey Mega Connect Meeting 2017
14th October 17:00 | 1 Jermyn St, St James’s, London SW1Y 4UH | Registration here
This year, McKinsey are inviting students, graduates and experienced specialists from various industries to find out first-hand all you need to know about McKinsey, the leader in strategic consulting. You will also be able to put your questions to our consultants in an informal setting.

Theatrical Performance ‘Дорогой длинною’
15th October 20:00 | Arbury Community Centre | CURS £10, other £15
Theatrical performance by Igor Lamba devoted to the hard luck of Russian artist Aleksandr Vertinsky and his wondering across different countries.

International Conference ‘Centenary of the Russian Revolution’
27th October 10:00-17:30 | Queen’s Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel college | Free admission
Cambridge Department of Sociology is hosting the conference “October 1917-2017: The Centenary of the Russian Revolution” on 27 October 2018. Admission is free, everyone is welcome. For more information, please contact the organisers: Jeff Miley and David Lane.

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