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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.

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The Cultural Politics and Geopolitics of the Borderlands: The Case of Czesław Miłosz

7 July 2021

The renowned Polish-Lithuanian writer Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004) would have been 110 years old this year. Today, well over a century after Milosz’s birth, the Centre for Geopolitics asks what his work meant in his own time and what it holds for today.

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