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Friday 10 October, 7pm

Freshers' Party

A welcome party for freshers and members in a traditional English pub, the Chequers (along the passage at 131 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4DH), with a chance to taste real English ales and some true Hungarian pálinka.



Friday 17 October, 8pm

Nick Thorpe

The Danube: A Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest

Nick is Central Europe Correspondent for BBC news. He will introduce his new book, published by Yale University Press, which documents centuries of civilization along Europe’s great waterway, and has been compared to the classic work of Claudio Magris.



Friday 24 October, 8pm

Judit Bródy

Networking in the Pre-Digital Age

Judit was born in Budapest and came to England in 1956. Formerly a science librarian, she has authored or contributed to a great many books, on topics ranging from sunspots to the construction of Budapest’s Chain Bridge. Her interest in old letters is the focus of her talk.

Friday 31 October, 8pm

Mihály Saáry

Budapest from 1945 to 1956: A Blend of Historical Reflection and Personal Memories

Mihály left Hungary aged 17 after the 1956 Revolution and studied medicine in London. During this time he ran the Hungarian Society of the University of London Union (ULU). He is now retired and lives in Hertfordshire. His main interest is health and nutrition.



Friday 7 November, 8pm

Trevor Haydu-Jones

Lost Property: One Coronet

Trevor, who is married to a Hungarian, has had a life-long interest in medieval history. He tells us the story of the Margit Crown: found on Margaret Island in Budapest and currently in the Nemzeti Múzeum in Budapest, its provenance has so far been shrouded in secrecy.



Saturday 8 November, 5pm

Mid-term Spice-up

A social food event for those in need some spicy Hungarian paprika to brighten those dark November shadows. If you would like to attend, please write to Klára Horváth (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).



Thursday 13 November, 7pm

Romanian-Hungarian Pub Night

Join us in the Chequers for an unforgattable night out with the Oxford University Romanian Society.



Friday 14 November, 8pm

Katarina Stulrajterova

Magna Carta and the Golden Bulls: European Synchronicities

Katarina is a historian and lecturer at Oxford with a special interest in Central European history, the history of medieval and modern universities and the medieval papacy. In her lecture she will discuss these crucial constitutional parallels just before the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.



Friday 21 November, 7pm

The Door

Film screening and discussion of the book The Door by Magda Szabó

Directed (in English; 2012) by István Szabó, the film tells of how a female writer (Martina Gedeck) is unusually inspired by her headstrong new servant (Helen Mirren). After the screening of the film there will be a discussion of Magda Szabó’s classic novel (translated by Len Rix) that inspired it.



Friday 28 November, 8pm

Jazz Night

An evening of Jazz with singer Katalin Sztankovics

The concert is followed by seasonal drinks and nibbles.



Thursday 4 December, 7pm

End-of-term Formal Hall

Join us for formal hall dinner in the imposing dining hall of St John's College. The price is £8 for members (£13 for non-members), to include a selection of wines and Tokaji aszú. Dress code: smart casual. Numbers are limited: to attend, please write to Gábor Halász (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 23 November.



Saturday 6 December, 3pm

Mikulás Party

Mikulás (Santa) is visiting and he is bringing a small bag of sweets to the children who have been good all year. Please bring some food and drink to share. Parents who want a bag of sweets from Santa please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..





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