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May 2022

May Day Barbecue: Outdoor event

Monday 2 May, 11:30 - 17:00

A scene from the movie “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears” (1980) Come and join us for this traditional May Bank Holiday outing! Enjoy fresh air, good food and good company under the sun. Come along to relax, connect with local community members, and share conversation, food, and drink. We'd especially like to welcome newly arrived Ukrainian guests and their host families. PLEASE BRING: Food for the barbecue (meat and vegetarian options), snacks and drinks to share. You might also…

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Happy Anniversary, Egyptology! Hieroglyphs, Tutankhamun, and Thoughts for the Future: A talk by Dr Alex Loktionov

Friday 20 May, 19:00 - 20:30

Tutankhamun and his wife (Abo Rashad, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons) 2022 marks an important double anniversary for Egyptology. Exactly 200 years ago, the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs by Jean-François Champollion heralded the dawn of academic Egyptology, while exactly 100 years ago, the discipline captured the popular imagination like never before with Howard Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. This talk provides an overview of both breakthroughs, summarising the key events of each and providing an assessment of their broader…

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June 2022

Literary Evening with Carina Cockrell-Ferre (in Russian)

Friday 3 June, 18:30 - 21:00
Webb Library, Jesus College, Cambridge, Jesus College
Cambridge, CB5 8BL United Kingdom
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Carina Cockrell–Ferre, "How Wars End" (2022) You are invited to time-travel! "And here it's still living history..." (Bill Bryson) Indeed, history is living in Britain. The past in this country has never gone away, it's just become invisible and melted into the air we breathe. People find in British history food for thought, amusement, entertainment and solace in times of uncertainty. Carina Cockrell-Ferre, a writer, journalist and blogger who came to this country 31 years ago, speaks about it from…

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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee One-day Art Exhibition in Cambridge

Friday 17 June, 14:00 - 21:00
St Augustine’s Church, 69 Richmond Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 3PS United Kingdom
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"My Jubilee Stamp" by Svetlana Baibekova, 2022 One-day Art Exhibition in celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Please click here to download the exhibition catalogue to peruse at your leisure. The Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society is organising an art exhibition celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The exhibition is dedicated to Her Majesty's historic reign and service to the world, the country and its people over a period of seventy years. We have invited local artists to creatively reflect on Queen Elizabeth's…

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