U3A's Russian Cultural Group

From March, the Group will meet once a month on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:00pm. Meetings are held at the Downley Community Centre, School Close, High Wycombe, HP13 5TR.  More location details and maps.


Spring 2017
We have a lovely new meeting room at Downley.

For more information, and how to find us,
see the Maps page.

March 2017 - "What's going on in Russia today?"

The views and values of ordinary Russians
- an updated version of a very successful talk given last year to the Russian Club. This will be presented by Karen Hewitt MBE, Honorary Professor of Perm University.
Karen has travelled all over Russia, and has a base in Perm, a city in the Urals which is twinned with Oxford. She spends her time either teaching literature classes for Oxford University, or helping Russians to understand Britain and the British to understand Russia. 
She was awarded the MBE in January 2014 for ‘building academic and cultural understanding between Russia and the UK'.

A new time, and a new place:
2:00 pm, Thursday 16th March
Oak Room, Downley Community Centre. (Map, and how to find us)

Coming soon - "Lara"

Lara’, the untold love story that inspired ‘Doctor Zhivago’ 
  an illustrated talk to be presented by Nadia Ainsworth.

A new time, and a new place:
2:00 pm, Thursday. Date to be announced.
Oak Room, Downley Community Centre. (Map, and how to find us)

Russian Club January Meeting, E.G.M. - update

The HW Russian Club is pleased to announce that members attending the January 2017 meeting made many useful and valuable suggestions about how the Club might adapt to present circumstances. In particular, they affirmed overwhelming support for a proposed evolution of the Club, involving a close alliance with the U3A.   Other ideas, such as an increased presence or interaction on "social media" were put forward, and the Club is happy to support these ideas wherever practical.

One of the main consequences is that meetings are to take place during the day, rather than evening.
(We will publish more information on this over the next few weeks.)

Members were also keen to thank the organisers and acknowledge the hard work put in over many years by Committee members, past and present. Special mention go to Nadia and Elsa, who have devoted much time, energy and thought to ensuring the success of the Club in recent times.

Comments or Questions ?

Please write in or email if you have any views or questions. 

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