Cambridge Russian Summer School 2021: Practical information for participants

Venue: Girton College, Huntingdon Rd, Cambridge CB3 0JG
Map of Girton College

The opening of the Russian Summer School will take place on Monday, 2nd August, at 9:00am, in The Old Hall.

Timetable at a glance (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu):Russian Alphabet
9:25 – 10:25 – Lesson 1
10:40 – 11:40 – Lesson 2
11:40 – 12:00 – Tea/Coffee break
12:00 – 13:00 – Lesson 3
13:00 – 14:30 – Lunch break (food from Cafeteria eaten in the Dining Hall)
14:30 – 15:30 – Lesson 4
15:30 – 16:30 – Free time
16:30 – 18:00 – Workshops & other extra-curricular activities
18:00 – 19:00 – Supper (food from Cafeteria eaten in the Dining Hall)
19:30 – 21:30 – Evening programme (The Old Hall)

Timetable at a glance (Fri):
9:25 – 10:25 – Lesson 1
10:40 – 11:40 – Lesson 2
11:40 – 12:00 – Tea/Coffee break
12:00 – 13:00 – Lesson 3
13:00 – 14:00Lunch break (food from Cafeteria eaten in the Dining Hall)
14:00 – 15:30 – Lesson 4 (presentations) & Closing of the School

Afternoon workshops on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thu (rooms tbc):

  • 16:00 – 16:45 – Singing (Anna) / Poetry (Alla)
  • 16:45 – 17:30 – Drama (Ioulia) / Helpdesk (Tanya)

Evening programme:

  • Mon, 2nd August 7:30pm: “Evening of Introductions”.
  • Tue, 3rd August 7:30pm: “The Kremlin and a World Remade after 1989.” A talk by Kristina Spohr, Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She will discuss the big themes from her recent book, focusing especially on the Kremlin (Gorbachev and Yeltsin) and connecting it up to the present days.
  • Wed, 4th August 7:30pm: A specially selected Russian film with subtitles that we shall watch and discuss.
  • Thu, 5th August 7:30pm: Students’ Concert as the highlight of the course – including songs, poetry, and drama!

borshchGeneral times of meals in the college (self-service):
– Breakfast 8-9 am
– Lunch 1-2 pm
– Supper 6-7 pm
(These are the slots when the meals are being served.)

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served through the cafeteria (self-service) and eaten sat in the Great Hall. Tables will be reserved for the Summer School. All food is labelled at all meal times.

Attention of those arriving on Sunday night: Sunday dinner is included in the cost of the course. It is suggested that all residential participants and some of the teachers may like to meet informally at the college’s Dining Hall on Sunday night, between 6 and 7pm, and have dinner together.

ZaporozhetsAmple free parking in the Visitor’s car park – Mare’s Run

Once you’ve parked, please follow the signs to the Porter’s Lodge on arrival where they will have their key ready for them. People being dropped off can either use the front or rear entrances.

Getting there on Sunday 1st August afternoon/evening:
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  • If you arrive by train, take any bus from the railway station to the city centre (10 min) (e.g. Citi 1, Citi 3, Citi 7).
    Stops are on the far left across the road, as you come out of the station.
  • From the city centre (Emmanuel Street), either take Citi 5 (towards Bar Hill) – get off at the stop “Girton Rd”, then 6 min walk to college;
  • or Citi 6 (towards Oakington) – get off at the stop “opp Wellbrook Way”), 1 min walk.

Taxis: A taxi from the railway station to Girton college would typically cost £13 – £15 on the meter, depending on the traffic. There is a taxi rank at the station.
Local taxi numbers: Panther (01223) 715 715, Cabco (01223) 313131.

NB If you have an opportunity and feel the inclination, you may wish to bring your bike with you – it’s a 15 minutes ride to the city centre (cycling back to Girton would be somewhat uphill).

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