Celebrating 90 years of cultural ties with
Russia and the former Soviet Union 1924 - 2014
The Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies (SCRSS)
is a library and cultural centre, based in London, which promotes
knowledge of the culture, language and history of Russia and the
former Soviet Union. Our members include students, teachers, researchers,
designers, university departments and many others with an interest
in Russia. Our library, archive and photographic collections are
unique in the UK. We organise seminars, exhibitions, lectures
and film shows, and facilitate cultural contacts between individuals
and organisations in Russia and the UK. The Society is a registered
Saturday 4 October, 2.30 - 4.30pm
Bush and Nationalism in Music Dr Timothy Bowers discusses
Alan Bush's view of 'nationalism' in music, how his music reflects
this, and comparisons with the work of his contemporaries. Alan
Bush (1900-1995) was a leading British 20th-century composer.
He was also a vice-president of the SCRSS. This is a special event
in co-operation with the Alan Bush Trust.
Monday 27 October, 6.30pm
Petersburg: City and People Photo Exhibition Launch of our
joint photographic project with the St Petersburg Association
for International Cooperation. Open to SCRSS members and invited
guests only. The exhibition will then be on display from 30 October
until the end of 2014 on weekdays and during SCRSS events.
Tuesday 28 October, 9.30am - 6pm
Role of Public Diplomacy in Fostering Russian-British Relations'
Conference Organised jointly by the SCRSS and the St Petersburg
Association for International Cooperation, the one-day conference
aims to highlight the importance of public diplomacy in the development
of relations between Russia and the UK.
Saturday 8 November, 10am - 5pm
Event: 3rd SCRSS
Russian History Seminar This year's seminar focuses on Khrushchev's
Thaw, the period of de-Stalinisation and relaxation of censorship
in the USSR from the mid-1950s to early 1960s. Open to everyone
with an interest in Russian and Soviet history. Full details of
our speakers, the lecture programme and how to book will follow