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Slavonic Studies

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Slavonic Studies: Virtual Outreach Event for Years 11 & 12


Saturday 10 July, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Students in Years 11 and 12 are invited to join Cambridge Slavonic Studies for a virtual taster day. This online event is free. Please book HERE in advance. Booking will remain open until midday on Friday 9th July.


11:00am - Welcome and Introduction: Dr Rory Finnin, Associate Professor in Ukrainian Studies

Learn about the Slavonic Studies Section and the many academic pursuits that the University of Cambridge makes possible. Explore Russian as part of the degree in Modern and Medieval Languages and as part of the new joint degree in Russian and History.

11:15am - Russian Language Taster Session: Dr Anna Schneider; Mr Stefan Lacny

Experience a Russian language lesson designed for those who may have some Russian (GCSE or A’level) or no Russian at all. Whatever your starting point, you will be sure to learn something new!

12:00pm - Break

12:15pm - Presentation: Professor Emma Widdis, Professor of Russian and Film Studies

Take part in a mini-lecture about the importance of the humanities to the understanding of today's Russia, with vivid examples from literature and film

1:15pm - Q&A with Cambridge undergrads.

Questions about applying to Cambridge? Interested in the daily life of a Cambridge student? Fire away and ask current Cambridge undergrads, alongside Dr Finnin and Professor Widdis.


*A reference to Mikhail Lermontov's classic novel A Hero of Our Time (Герой нашего времени, 1839-41), which is a familiar companion of many first-year Cambridge students of Russian!