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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

Pan Tadeusz: a theatrical reading with music

19 February 2020

A theatrical reading of Adam Mickiewicz's epic poem Pan Tadeusz (1834) with live musical interludes.

Polish-Russian relations: an open discussion

23 January 2020

A discussion of Polish-Russian relations, featuring Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz and Igor Gretskiy .

New Perspectives in Memory Studies

18 December 2019

Cambridge Polish Studies is pleased to be a co-organiser of the "New Perspectives in Memory Studies" workshop at Clare College, Cambridge.

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