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Cambridge Polish Studies is a programme of the Slavonic Studies Section in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages at the University of Cambridge. The programme has made Cambridge a key centre for the study of Poland and the promotion of Polish culture in the United Kingdom and throughout the world.

Cambridge Polish Studies combines innovative undergraduate courses on the language, literature and culture of Poland with a vibrant cycle of events open to all, including guest lectures, debates, film screenings, meetings with writers and artists, as well as academic conferences.

The academic programme commenced in October 2014, when the first group of Cambridge students undertook the “Introduction to the Language, Literature and Culture of Poland”. At the same time, open Polish language courses have continued for all members of the university.

As Poland assumes an increasingly important role in Europe, Cambridge Polish Studies is providing a powerful academic and public forum for new ways of thinking about Polish culture, history and contemporary politics.

Latest News and Events

'Mr Jones' - a screening of Agnieszka Holland's new film

22 November 2019

Cambridge Polish Studies and Cambridge Ukrainian Studies, in conjunction with HREC (Canada) and AUGB (UK) are pleased to present a screening and discussion of the 2019 drama film ‘Mr. Jones’ directed by Agnieszka Holland, and starring James Norton, Vanessa Kirby and Peter Sarsgaard.

Cambridge Central European Conference 2019: Post-1989 Transformation and Historical Memory

2 November 2019

The year 2019 represents the 30th anniversary of the 1989 revolutions, which reshaped both the international and domestic landscape in Central and Eastern Europe, leading to a large-scale political, economic and social transformation. The 30th anniversary provides a good opportunity to look back at these processes.

Cambridge students at the University of Warsaw

30 September 2019

In summer 2019, thanks to the generous support of the University of Warsaw, two Cambridge students spent three weeks in the Polish capital taking an intensive course in Polish language and culture.

Newton International Fellow from University of Warsaw

23 September 2019

We are delighted that Dr Małgorzata Trzeciak Cygan from the University of Warsaw has joined us in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge as a Newton International Fellow of the British Academy. Dr Trzeciak Cygan will be working on a project on "Female portraits in Italian and British travellers’ accounts from Poland (1600-1700)" with Professor Helena Sanson of the Italian Section.

Cambridge student Juliette Bretan on a summer in Poland

19 September 2019

Cambridge student Juliette Bretan spent the summer in Warsaw on multiple journalistic internships. She describes her work and relates her experiences of the Polish capital.

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