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Friday 23 January, 8pm

Welcome Reception

A welcome reception with drinks and nibbles to start the new term and the New Year.



Friday 30 January, 8pm

Marcus Ferrar

The Budapest House: A Life Rediscovered

Ferrar, former Reuters correspondent for Eastern Europe, introduces his new book, which takes us through the history of 20th-century Hungary through the eyes of a Hungarian Jew retracing her roots.



Friday 6 February, 8pm

Osono Theatre

As Water Reflects the Face

Osono Theatre is an independent theatre company from Sfântu Gheorghe (Sepsiszentgyörgy), Romania. Their performance is about social and personal problems from all over the world, and aims to establish a dialogue with the audience. With English subtitles.



Friday 13 February, 8pm

Young Researchers at Oxford

András Juhász and Kinga Petrovai

András, associate professor of Pure Mathematics at Keble College, will guide us to the shape of space. Afterwards, Kinga, a D.Phil. student in Education, will show us how using tablets can facilitate the study of Mathematics in schools.



Wednesday 18 February, 7pm

Formal Hall

Join us for Formal Hall in the Wordsworth Room of St Hugh’s College. The price for this three-course meal is £22 for members (£25 for non-members), to include a selection of wines. Dress code: smart casual. Numbers are limited: to attend, please write to Klára Horváth (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 6 February.



Friday 20 February, 8pm

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

Film Screening

A film about film, directed by György Pálfi (2012), portrays the ultimate love between the ultimate man and the ultimate woman. What are their characteristics? It attempts to answer this question using remarkable scenes from film history. With English subtitles.



Wednesday 25 February, 7.45pm, Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College

Non-limiting Borders

The History Lesson

Screening of a documentary film directed by Dušan Trančík about how secondary school students in Slovakia and in Hungary are taught about the Treaty of Trianon. The evening is opened by Professor Robert Evans, followed by his talk about the events of World War I which led to the Treaty of Trianon. After the screening, Prof Evans will lead an audience discussion with the director. This event is co-organised with the Oxford University Czech and Slovak Society.



Wednesday 4 March, 6pm, MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit

Péter Somogyi and Linda Katona

Co-operation in Space and Time in the Brain

The eminent neuroscientist and his fellow researcher introduce us to the labyrinth of brain cells which help us to perceive time and space. They also discuss the work of Prof. Somogyi’s friend, Daniel O’Keefe, recipient of the Nobel Prize.



Friday 13 March, 8pm

Alpár Lázár

Clocks and Rhythms in the Brain

Alpár, a research associate at the University of Cambridge, guides us through some of the mysteries of sleep and circadian rhythms.


Friday 20 March, 5pm, Oriel College Chapel


The Girls’ Choir of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, is the UK’s only college-based girls’ choir. Its repertoire extends from the Middle Ages to the present day. The Folk Chamber Ensemble, Szeged, has a formidable reputation for innovation in folk music of many kinds. They join forces to present a varied programme of Hungarian and British songs.




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