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The Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies (SCRSS) – 90 years of history in promoting learning and understanding between the UK and Russia & CamRuSS AGM
Monday 7 December, 2015, 20:00 - 22:00
A talk by Ralph Gibson – Honorary Secretary of The Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies (SCRSS) unveiling the fascinating history of the society, which goes back to 1924 and associated with a group of prominent British and Russian intellectuals who stood behind its initiation.
The Society’s founding members were a group of key British and Soviet artists, scientists and thinkers of the day, including EM Forster, Julian Huxley, Maynard Keynes, Bertrand Russell, Sybil Thorndyke, Alexei Tolstoy, Virginia Woolf and Konstantin Yuon. They sought to collect and diffuse information in both countries on developments in science, education, philosophy, art, literature, and social and economic life.
The Society has continued its work uninterrupted until the present day, adhering to its founding aims of promoting co-operation between the peoples of the UK and Russia. It continues to preserve and provide access to its library and archive, it publishes a journal SCRSS Digest, and organises activities from film shows and lectures to exhibitions and seminars.
It a great pleasure to welcome Ralph Gibson at The Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society on this special occasion.
The talk will be followed by CamRuSS AGM (Annual General Meeting) with drinks and traditional pies.