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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

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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Early-May BARBECUE in Wandlebury Park

Monday 7 May, 2018, 15:00 - 19:00
Wandlebury Park, Gog Magog Hills, Babraham
Cambridge, CB22 3AE United Kingdom
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Please join us for our traditional fun and fiery outing in the open air! There will be plenty of opportunities to eat, drink, relax, play outdoor games, run around, meet new people and catch up with old friends. PLEASE BRING: FOOD & DRINK (hot or cold, soft or alcoholic) to share, including something for the barbecue. Also feel free to bring footballs, volleyballs, frisbees, badmintons, skipping ropes, guitars or indeed any other kits & tools that would spice up our time…

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“New Drama: Russia’s experiment with new play-writing”: Evening with Sasha Dugdale & Noah Birksted-Breen

Thursday 24 May, 2018, 18:30 - 20:30
Lecture Theatre and Terrace Room, Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane
Cambridge, CB2 1TJ United Kingdom
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Russian-Language Plays on British Stage Our guest speakers will tell us about their interest in Russian language and the first involvement with Russian theatre. They will consider the latest developments in Russian theatre in the shadow of repressive laws about censorship in the arts (passed in 2014) with a particular focus on contemporary play-writing. Sasha Dugdale and Noah Birksted-Breen will also reflect upon the translator's task, considering the challenges and opportunities of rendering new Russian plays onto British stages. Language: English Entrance: CamRuSS members free, others £5 Sasha Dugdale is…

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June 2018

Cambridge CamRuSS Summer Fair 2018

Sunday 10 June, 2018, 12:00 - 16:00
Storey’s Field Centre, Eddington Avenue
Cambridge, CB3 1AA
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This is a great opportunity to taste and take home traditional homemade delights from Russia, Georgia, Moldova, Lithuania and other countries.

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