Activities 2007 - archive

Our past activities during the year 2007.

Date

Activity

Place

Local organiser

Thursday
25 January
2007

'Central Europe facing Russia'. A special address by Philip Longworth, Prof. Emeritus of History at McGill University, Montreal

Taylor Institution, St Giles

Dr. Marius Turda [2]

Friday
16 February
2007

Evening of Romanian film: 'Marele jaf comunist' (Alexandru Solomon, 2004)

Society Rooms, St Theosevia House

Sonia Pavlenko

Saturday
17 February
2007

'Culture versus Politics in Austria, 1934-38: theatre's response to authoritarian rule'. John Warren, (Oxford Brookes, Emeritus) and Dr Robert Pyrah (Wolfson College, Oxford)

Buttery, Wolfson College, Linton Road

Dr. Marius Turda [2]

Thursday
22 February
2007

The Grid: computing technology for the future of science. Speaker: Dr. Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi (CoreGrid research fellow, CCLRC / Rutherford Appleton Laboratory).

Society Rooms, St Theosevia House

Gheorghe Silaghi

Saturday
3 March
2007

Social meeting: preparation of 'mucenici' and other Romanian traditional dishes.

Society Rooms, St Theosevia House

Dana Danaila
Monica Ratoi
Madalina Novacovschi and many others

Saturday
3 March
2007
Musical evening; folk music and other entertainment.
Society Rooms, St Theosevia House
Adam Daniel Etinson

Sunday
4 March
2007

Mucenici and traditional folk practices marking the beginning of Lent. A fundraising event for the benefit of the Joint Orthodox Parishes in Oxford and the Oxford Romanian Cultural Society (Third edition).

St Gregory and St Macrina House, 1 Canterbury Road

Oxford Romanian Cultural Society

Tuesday
6 March
2007

Oxford Romanian Cultural Society stand at the International Day, Oxford

Assembly Room, Town Hall, Oxford

Tania Christidis
Dan Mihalache
Razvan Novacovschi

Wednesday
7 March
2007
Annual General Meeting and election of Officers for the Oxford Romanian Cultural Society.
Common Room, St Cross College, OX1 3LZ
Current Society Officers
Friday
9 March
2007
Patterns of interregional migration in Romania. Speaker: Dr. Monica Pop-Silaghi (Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca and Kingston University)
Society Rooms, St Theosevia House
Monica Pop-Silaghi
Wednesday
14 March
2007

Visit to EFDA-JET and UKAEA Fusion Program at Culham.
Further details here.

Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Alexandru Boboc

Thursday
22 March
2007

'Twentieth-Century Music in Central Europe'. Dr Marsha Siefert (Head Tutor for Doctoral Studies at CEU) and Dr Rachel Beckles Willson (Senior Lecturer in the Department of Music, Royal Holloway)

Taylor Institution, St Giles

Dr. Alexandra Wilson [2]

Saturday
24 March
2007

'A tribute to Our Language - Limba noastra cea romana'. An evening of poetry, music and dance dedicated to Romanians all over the world (Second edition).

Common Room, St Cross College, OX1 3LZ
Fr Pimen
Razvan Novacovschi

Monday
9 April
2007

Romanian Easter Party

House and Garden, St Theosevia House

Madalina & Razvan Novacovschi

Thursday
10 May
2007

'Minorities and the Church in Central Europe'. Graduate presentations by Chris Davis, St. Antony's College, Oxford, and James Kapalo, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Taylor Institution, St Giles

Dr Robin Baker, Vice-Chancellor, University of Chichester [2]

Thursday
17 May
2007

'Counter-Reformation and Its Aftermath in Central Europe'. Paul Shore, Professor of Education, Assistant Professor of History, Departments of Education and History, St. Louis University and Franz Fillafer, Max Planck Institute for History, Göttingen; Faculty of History, University of Cambridge.

Taylor Institution, St Giles

Prof. Ritchie Robertson, St. John's College, Oxford [2]

 

Sunday
20 May
2007

A Romanian Society Team takes part in the 'Oxford Football World Cup', organised by the Italian and Romanian Societies.

Angel and Greyhound Field, St Clements

Dan Nicolau

Thursday
24 May
2007

'Intellectuals and Political Regimes in Central Europe'. Graduate presentations by Camelia Craciun, CEU Budapest; Oriental Institute, Oxford and Anca Sincan, CEU, Budapest; Wolfson College, Oxford.

Taylor Institution, St Giles

Dr. Marius Turda (Oxford Brookes University) [2]

Saturday
26 May
2007

'Romania from within'. A discussion on the way we see the Home Country from UK.

Society Rooms, St Theosevia House

Iulia Dangulea

Thursday
7 June
2007

An evening of Romanian film.

Society Rooms, St Theosevia House

Sonia Pavlenko

Thursday
14 June
2007

'A Linguistic Laboratory: Pre-modern and Modern Ukraine'. Dr Andrew Wilson, SSEES, University College London and Dr Jan Fellerer, Wolfson College, Oxford

Taylor Institution, St Giles

Dr Robert Pyrah (St. Antony's College, Oxford) [2]

Sunday
2 September
2007

Fundraising BBQ, on behalf of the Society and the Romanian Foyer Trust, a charity working with disadvantaged and vulnerable young people in Romania. The Society's major annual fundraising event.

Garden of St Gregory and St Macrina House, 1 Canterbury Road

Dana Danaila

Wed 3- Fri 5 October
2007

Oxford Romanian Cultural Society stand at Freshers' Fair 2007.

Examination Schools

Oana Dominte
Richard Duployen
Elena Vasilescu
Razvan Novacovschi

Sunday
14 October
2007

Newcomers' Welcome Party

Common Room, St Cross College, Oxford

Dan Nicolau
Dan Olteanu
Razvan Novacovschi

Thursday
25 October
2007
'Vienna and the Jews in Central Europe'. A guest lecture by Dr Steven Beller, in association with CEELBAS, The Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies, www.ceelbas.ac.uk
Taylor Institution, St Giles
Professor Robert Evans (History Faculty, Oxford) [2]

Saturday
3 November
2007

'Journey to the place of the heart'

Common Room, St Cross College, Oxford

Dana Danaila
Domnita Neagu
Radu Chiritoiu

Sunday
4 November
2007

A380 - The biggest aircraft in the world comes into service. A documentary film about the making of this aircraft, presented by Dr. Radu Chiritoiu

Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, 57 Woodstock Road, Oxford

Radu Chiritoiu

Saturday
10 November
2007
'The Polish Occupation and Diaspora, 1939-45: Personal Connections and Methodological Reflections' Prof. Eamonn Judge (Leeds Metropolitan / Warsaw Open University)
The Buttery, Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford
Nina Taylor (Polish Tutor, University of Oxford) [2]

Wednesday
14 November
2007

'A Gaze from the Fourth Century - The Theotokos Icon of the Temple Gallery'

Ian Skipper Room, St Cross College, Oxford

Elena Ene D - Vasilescu

Thursday
15 November
2007
'National Projects, Race & Minorities: Interwar Hungary and Romania' Graduate presentations by Eric Weaver (St. Antony's College, Oxford) and Tudor Georgescu (Oxford Brookes)
Taylor Institution, St Giles
Dr Marius Turda (Oxford Brookes University) [2]
Thursday
22 November
2007
'Consumerism and the Post-Soviet Condition: Literature in Russia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia (with reference to film)' Dr Tim Beasley-Murray (SSEES-UCL, London) and Dr Oliver Ready (Wolfson College, Oxford). Lecture in association with CEELBAS, The Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies, www.ceelbas.ac.uk
Taylor Institution, St Giles
Dr Robert Pyrah (St. Antony's College, Oxford) [2]

Saturday
1 December
2007

A celebration of the National Day of Romania

Common Room, St Cross College, Oxford

Radu Chiritoiu
Dana Danaila

Sunday
16 December
2007

A concert of Romanian Christmas Carols

The Hall, St Cross College, Oxford

Fr. Marcel Oprisan

Tuesday
25 December
2007

Romanian Christmas Party

Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, 57 Woodstock Road, Oxford

Dana Danaila
Razvan Novacovschi

[2] Organised under the aegis of the 'Central European Seminar at the University of Oxford', convened by Dr Marius Turda (Oxford Brookes) and Dr Robert Pyrah (Wolfson
College, Oxford)