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Russian Oxford :: Past events

Past events

17 August 2009

  • Pub-drink 27 August (Thursday) at 19-00 in London Pub, Novinsky blvd, 11.
  • Next pub-drink after that on 10 September, venue tbc. Traditionally our pub-drinks take place every second Thursday of the month. Due to the fact that August is a break time and also that our friends from the BAC club are holding an outing next Thursday our meeting in August will be at the end of the month – at a place known to all by now – on the corner of Sadovoye and N. Arbat. However, starting from September our meetings will take place again on each second Thursday of the month. Next pub drink after the august one is thus on 10 September. Suggestions on the venue are welcome (you can email me or place them at the new forum of the society in the livejournal blog).

25 June 2007

  • Next Pub drink 12 July Thursday at Mayak, Bolshaya Nikitskaya, 19, from 19-00 onwards

23 February 2007

  • Pub drink 15 March Thursday at London Pub, Novinskiy blvd, 11, from 19-00 onwards
  • Also - please see below invitation to a Special Spring Reception at the British Embassy, all details of how and on what terms to confirm participation are in the English section of the site "Upcoming events".

25 December 2006

Merry Christmas!

  • Several announcements: our photo gallery has been updated with photos from two recent pub drinks.
  • Next pub drink is as usual on the second Thursday of the month which is 11 January, place will be specified in early January.
  • US Embassy invites Oxford Alumni (among alumni from many other universities) to join them on January 23 for the concert and reception at Spaso House. There are still 6 places left, if interested please e-mail at izaslavsky@russianoxford.ru (first come first serve basis).
  • On the Russian page of the section "History of Russian people in Oxford" (sub-section "historical studies") you can find some very interesting facts about three prominent Russian professors and lecturers who taught at Oxford University at different times: Dmitry Obolensky, Maksim Kovalevsky and Pavel Vinogradov.

09 August 2006

Pub drink 14 September Thursday at Shamrock, Arbat 11, at 19-00

  • Vacation season is close to ending and we need to think about some drinking in advance. We are meeting at Shamrock bar at: 11 street (ulitsa) Novy Arbat (Metro Arbatskaya) tel. 291-7681. From 19-00 onwards. See you there!

21 July 2006

Lady Godiva rides again

  • Ananova.com reports: Early risers have been startled by the sight of a naked woman riding a white horse through a city centre's streets. The stunt, in historic Oxford, was the climactic scene of a new film of the Lady Godiva legend, reports the Sun Online. The new film, a romantic comedy written by 20-year-old Vicky Jewson, is a very modern re-telling of the legend with nods to British hits Notting Hill and Bridget Jones. Flame-haired actress Phoebe Thomas wore nothing but nothing but a flesh-coloured thong and tights for the scene on Oxford's Magdalen Bridge. Ms Jewson, who ditched university to concentrate on film-making said she was relieved to get the shot in the bag in just three takes. "Without this scene, we wouldn't have a film," she said. "It simply couldn't be filmed anywhere else, as there is no body double for the dreaming spires of Oxford. "So I had no choice but to get everyone up long before dawn, stop the traffic every few minutes and do it in as few takes as possible."

2 May 2006

Pub Vilazka on 11 May

  • The first outing to the pub was enjoyed by many and between pints it was decreed that this should happen with some regularity:) Our next pub drink will be on 11 May at Molly Gwynn`s starting from 19.30
  • Address: Noviy Arbat, 24/2, (nearest metro Arbatskaya), tel. 290 33 17. If you have any suggestions/questions please contact izaslavsky@russianoxford.ru

2 April 2006

Moscow OUS invites to a meeting with E.T. Gaidar on 30 May

  • Moscow OUS and British Alumni Club invite you to the meeting with Yegor Timurovich Gaidar on Tuesday 30 May at 19.00 in the building of the British Embassy at Smolenskaya Nabereshnaya, 10. At the meeting a recent book of Mr. Gaidar will be discussed and other political and economic questions. The meeting is open to members of either of societies

21 March 2006

Moscow OUS invites you to a mega-event at the Alibi Club


Poezoconcert of the Courteous Mannerists on 25 May 2006


On Thursday 25 May in the club Alibi (metro. "Turgenevskaya", exit to Lukoil, Ashcheulov pereulok, 9) at 20.00 there will be a concert of Andrey Dobrinin and Constanten Grigoryev with participation of the first oil poet of Russia. In the program: new and best verses, songs a-capella, also rhymes in English, about Oxford and other banter. Fun and groove are guaranteed! Entrance - 200 rubles. Phones of the club: 207-09-69, 207-91-78. Enquiries: 911-84-42, 976-69-24. http://www.alibiclub.ru/ru/.


10 March 2006

John Profumo, former Secretary of State for War, who had to resign in 1963 due to a sex spy scandal connected to the USSR, died on 10 March 2006, aged 91.


15 February 2006

Please see first update in the rubric "Oxonians in Moscow Today". Excerpts from the interview with a former russian student from Oxford who speaks about his fascinating expereince of study in the UK and work with the expats in Russia entitled "A successful year of businessman Ivanov" (taken from one of the recent issues of journal "Expert").



1 February 2006

Russian play - The Marriage - by Nicolai Gogol is presented to you by the Wings Theatre Production Company at the Old Fire Station Theatre, George Street, from 14th to 18th of February. For more details please see the section "Russians in Oxford Today".


13 December 2005

Useful links have been updated and expanded.


3 December 2005

Memories on language studies in Oxford "For English to Oxford". Academic Oxford - is not only University and its students. Many school students from CIS go there on holidays to learn basic English in British style. Here we put up memories of a typical Russian girl who many would find interesting and reminding them of their own experiences in Oxford: "..Airplane Moscow-London was full to the top with school children. They all fly to "plunge into the atmosphere of the native-speakers". But only the truly persistent do manage to do this as there are now many Russians in most colleges. I learnt this when I arrived in Oxford which I chose to improve my English.." Please see the rest in the Russian section of the site "Rossiyane v segodnyashnem Oxforde".


1 December 2005

An exciting book has come out in the bookshops recently in Moscow by an British historian Peter Hopkirk "The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia" which tells a fascinating story about Russo-British competition in Asia and in the Caspian. It is full of stories on travellers, spies, officers, eccentrics. It also mentions Oxford a number of times. It states that after napoleonic Wars Russian cossacks were met with euphoria in Britain and one of them even received a Honarary Doctor title. It mentions also a British dimplomat in Turkey who after his graduation from University started to help Rebels in Caucausus to fight against the Tsar by supplying them with arms and materials. For details please go to the Russian section of the site "Istoriya ludey is Rossii v Oksforde".


11 July 2005

London Branch of OUS is inviting you to an event open to all OUS memebers wordlwide: the much awaited Grand Reception at Lord’s - the spiritual headquarters and home of world cricket - on Thursday 29th September 2005. For more information please go to the "Upcoming events" section.


6 May 2005

A Russian girl - Oxford student - tried to take part in traditional May Day river jumps in Oxford but got hurt while trying to climb over the bridge fence. For details see "Russians in Oxford today" in the Russian part of the web-site.


13 April 2006

Moscow Oxford Society invites all Oxonians in Moscow and all interested in the society for a fun drinks outing at the Pub "Bobby Dazzler" at 20.00 on Thursday 13 April at 7/13, Kostyanskiy per., Moscow (just behind Lukoil main office building, metro "Chistiye Prudi"). This is a great place enjoyed by many ex-pats and Russian students, an ideal cozy place to talk, drink and eat.

26 April 2005

Yesterday a Moscow-based journal "Big city" published an interesting article of Masha Gessen about life of Russians in London entitled "Moscowŕ-2". For more please see russian version of "Modern Fiction and Journalism about Oxford" on this web-site (the text is only in Russian).


18 January 2005

Yesterday newspaper "Moskovskiy comsomolets" published an article about Moscow branch of Oxford Society entitled "Moscow has its own Oxford". For more please see russian version of "Media" section on this web-site (the text is only in Russian).


22 December 2004

Moscow Oxford Society welcomes you to a discussion meeting and poetic evening with Anatoliy Naiman at the society. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 22 December at 6.30 pm in the building of the British Council (the doors of the BC will close for entrance at 7).


The evening will see not only the Oxford alumni but also former students from Cambridge, Yale and other Universities that are in Moscow at the moment. Also there will be a number of expats. In fact everyone interested is welcome. There will be an informational support campaign in a number of media sources both in Russia and the UK.


Anatoliy Naiman is a famous Russian poet, writer and critic who knew for many years Anna Akhmatova and Josef Brodsky, taught at All Souls College in Oxford at some point. Among other things he wrote a book named "Sir" that is devoted to Isaiah Berlin, which tells a fascinating story about this outstanding western slavist, about Oxford and links between our countries. At the event Anatoliy Naiman will read some extracts from his latest poetic book and then there will be a Q/A discussion of different themes and questions proposed by the participants.


If you have any topics or questions that you want Anatoliy Naiman to discuss at the event please send them beforehand to izaslavsky@russianoxford.ru.