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Russian Graduate Seminar Group
c/o The Slavonic Department
Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue,
Cambridge, CB3 9DA


About Us

The Russian Graduate Seminar Group, set up by Muireann Maguire and Nadine Meisner in May 2007, is an informal gathering organised by graduate students of the Slavonic Departmentand open to all. We try to meet several times a term to discuss topics connected with Russian Studies. The format for each seminar is usually that a graduate student will present a paper based on current research or a chosen topic (20-30 mins), followed by discussion and drinks with zakuski. These seminars are a unique opportunity for first-time speakers to practise, with an audience that is guaranteed to be enthusiastic. Proposals for future seminars are always welcome, particularly from new members. We also welcome graduate students from other U.K. universities.

The scope of these seminars has been very wide in the past, covering Russian literature, history, politics, philosophy, music, ballet, and cinema! Please see our Archive for further details

Venue: The seminars are held on alternate Thursdays of the Full Term in the MML Graduate Suite, on the top floor of the Raised Faculty Building (RFB), Sidgwick Site,meeting at 5:15 pm for a 5:30 start (unless otherwise stated). Please check the current programme for details of upcoming seminars