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May 2018

“Russia’s History through Art” with Sir Tony Brenton

Friday 4 May, 2018, 18:30 - 20:00
Lecture Theatre, Old Divinity School, St John’s College, St Johns St, Cambridge CB2 1TP
£5

Russia's great 19th century painters presented Russian history with drama and intensity comparable to that of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. They tell deeply human stories and teach deeply political lessons. Sir Tony Brenton looks at their paintings and explores the world they set out to illuminate. 'Unknown Woman' by Ivan Kramskoi, compellingly depicts a powerful, but somehow vulnerable personality. It served for many years as the cover of the Penguin edition of 'Anna Karenina', and hung for a while on the walls…

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June 2018

Trip to Provender House, Kent, to meet Princess Olga Romanoff

Sunday 24 June, 2018, 10:00 - 17:00
Provender House, Provender Lane
Norton, Nr Faversham, Kent ME13 0ST
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£39 – £41

The Cambridge Russian-Speaking Societies organises a group visit to Provender House, Norton, Kent, to spend an afternoon with Princess Olga Romanoff.

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September 2018

“Cambridge Treasure Hunt” №3

Sunday 23 September, 2018, 16:00 - 19:00
1815 Union Bar, 9A Bridge Street
Cambridge, CB2 1UB United Kingdom
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£3

A team-based walking adventure exploring the city. Sunday, 23rd September, 4pm Meeting Place:  "1815 Union Bar and Café", 9A Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UB (behind the Round Church – accessed from Round Church Street) Language: both Russian & English – everyone is very welcome to join! (You only need to be able to speak one of the two languages in order to take part, so you are welcome bring along your English-speaking friends, colleagues and family members!) Fees: CamRuSS members…

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November 2018

Remembering the past for the future

Thursday 15 November, 2018, 18:30 - 20:30
Bawden Room, Bawden Room, West Court, Jesus College, Jesus Lane
Cambridge, CB5 8BL United Kingdom
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£3 – £5

Capt Rolfe Monteith, 2018 An evening of memories with two veterans of the Second World War, Admiral Robert Stephens and Captain Rolfe Monteith and, who will be in informal conversation with military historian Major General (retired) Mungo Melvin CB OBE. This is a unique opportunity to meet these incredible gentlemen - survivors and witnesses of some of the turning points in world history. They both joined the Canadian navy on the same day as the outbreak of the Second World…

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