Residential Russian Summer School – Cambridge 2018: Practical Information

Monday 27th August – Friday 31st August 2018 

Venue: Fitzwilliam College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge CB3 0DG

Fitzwilliam College can be accessed from Storey‘s Way (main Porters’ Lodge) or Huntingdon Rd (where you need to press the button on the wall).

Map of the College:

HOW TO GET THERE – by car or public transport:

The OPENING of the Russian Summer School will take place on Monday, 27th August, at 9:00 am, in The Trust Room.

Image result for расписаниеTimetable at a glance:

9:30 – 10:30 – Lesson 1
10:40 – 11:40 – Lesson 2
11:40 – 12:00 – Tea/Coffee break (served next to the teaching rooms)
12:00 – 13:00 – Lesson 3
13:00 – 14:30 – Lunch break (in the Dining Hall)
14:30 – 15:30 – Lesson 4
15:30 – 15:45 – Tea/Coffee break (served next to the teaching rooms)
16:00 – 17:30 – Workshops and other extra-curricular activities
18:00 – 19:00 – Supper (in the Dining Hall)
19:30 – 21:30 – Evening Programme (Trust Room)

Drop-in Workshops will run on MonWed, and Thu – participants can choose which ones (if any) they wish to attend:

  • 16:00 – 16:45   Russian Dance/ Drama
  • 16:45-17:30   Russian Songs/ Russian Poetry
  • Бюро добрых услуг – Support sessions for individuals;  please drop in with any questions

Daily Themes: Each day will have a very broad theme, based on quotations from Russian books, poems and songs to put us in the mood. This does not mean that we’ll be studying or discussing the quoted books or poems all day – they are only there to suggest a variety of topics for the day and can be interpreted very broadly:

Evening Programme:

  • Sunday, 26th August, 19:00  –  “Treasure Hunt” around Fitzwilliam College, in small teams, in both languages
  • Monday, 27th August, 19:30 – “Evening of Introductions”
  • Tuesday, 28th August17:00  –  Interactive Session with John Langran, author of Ruslan Russian Course
  • Tuesday, 28th August19:30  –  Film Night (A Russian film with English subtitles)
  • Wednesday, 29th August,  19:30  –  Talk by Dr Jana Howlett (Cambridge University), in English; discussion in both languages.
  • Thursday, 30th August,  19:30  –  Students’ Concert as the highlight of the course – including songs, dance and drama!

Our Anthem: Cambridge Summer School Anthem

Meals in the college:

Breakfast, lunch and supper will be served in the Dining Hall (self-service). Tables will be reserved so that the participants can sit together. All food is labelled at all meal times.

On Thursday, we hope to have a Russian-themed menu for supper!

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 the teachers may like to meet informally шт the Dining Hall on Sunday night, between 6 and 7pm, and have dinner together – before we all set off on the Treasure Hunt!

Free parking is available on the first come – first served basis, both in the Storey’s Way and the Huntingdon Road car park. There is also free parking along the road on Storey’s Way.

Please go to Porters’ Lodge on Storey’s Way. They will give you a key to your room, and a map of the college.

You won’t need any meal tickets for the Dining Hall.

Getting there by public transport on SUNDAY 26th August afternoon/evening:

If you arrive by train, take any bus from the railway station to the city centre (10 min). There are plenty of buses: Citi 1, Citi 3, Citi 7, Green Park and Ride, Busway Route C. Stops are on the far left, across the road, as you come out of the station.

Once in the city centre (Emmanuel Street):

  • Citi 5 – Stop E4 (towards Bar Hill) 15:40, 16:40, 17:40 & no later
  • Citi 6 – Stop E4 (towards Oakington) 15:10, 16:10, 17:10 & no later

6-7 min ride. Get off at the stop “Fitzwillima College”, on Huntingdon Rd.

Taxis: There is a taxi rank at the station.

Local taxi numbers:
Panther (01223) 715 715,
Cabco (01223) 313131.

Or you can walk – it is about 50 min on foot from the railway station (or 25 min from the city centre)!

NB If you have an opportunity and feel the inclination, you may wish to bring your bike with you – it’s a 5 minutes ride to the city centre (cycling back would be somewhat uphill).

CLOSING of the Russian Summer School will take place on Friday, 31st August, between 15:30 and 16:00, in the Trust Room.

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