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Seminars and Special Events

8th SCRSS Russian Language Seminar

Venue: SCRSS, 320 Brixton Road, London SW9 6AB
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Dates: Saturday 16 April - Sunday 17 April 2016
Time: 10.15 - 16.45 daily

'Early bird' fee (pay by Friday 12 February 2016):
£99 SCRSS members, £110 non-members
Note: this rate is no longer available

Standard fee (pay by Friday 1 April 2016):

£108 SCRSS members, £120 non-members
Note: this rate now applies

Please note: The seminar has now ended.

Seminar Programme

The two-day seminar offers an intensive lecture programme in Russian, aimed at teachers of Russian, translators, final-year undergraduates and graduates of Russian, and all those with an advanced-level comprehension of spoken Russian and an interest in contemporary Russia.

The lecture programme, led by two senior lecturers from St Petersburg State University, Russia, has two parallel streams:

  • Russian language and linguistics
  • Russian humanities and social sciences

There are four lectures per day: choose from one of two options per session. You can move from one stream to another throughout the day. Lectures last 45 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of discussion.

View the full lecture programme and timetable (pdf, 171KB).

Places are limited to 30 participants, so book early to avoid disappointment.

The fee includes morning and afternoon coffee / tea and biscuits. Lunch is not provided: please bring your own packed lunch or use local cafes.


Tatiana Piotrovskaya
Senior Lecturer, Department of English Philology and Language Culture Studies, Faculty of Philology, St Petersburg State University.
Ms Piotrovskaya leads the Russian language and linguistics stream.

Dr Vadim Golubev
Head of the Department of English for the Faculty of Journalism, St Petersburg State University.
Dr Golubev leads the humanities and social sciences stream.

Booking Fees

'Early Bird' Booking Fee
Pay in full by Friday 12 February 2016
£99 SCRSS members; £110 non-members
Note: This rate is no longer available.

Standard Booking Fee
Pay in full by Friday 1 April 2016
£108 SCRSS members; £120 non-members
Note: This rate now applies.

A non-refundable deposit of £20 is required to make a booking, unless you pay the full fee upfront (or an organisation is paying for you).

How to Apply

Please note: The seminar has now ended.

Download and complete the seminar application form (pdf, 226KB), then return to the SCRSS with a cheque for the full booking fee or a £20 deposit. If an organisation is paying for you, please return the completed form with details of the name / address to which to send the invoice.


  • We only accept bookings for the full two-day seminar (not one-day bookings).
  • If you do not pay the full booking fee by the final payment deadline of Friday 1 April 2016, we reserve the right to cancel your booking.

Refunds Policy

Fees are non-refundable except where: (1) participants cancel their booking before 1 April 2016; (2) participants cancel for medical reasons with a doctor's certificate; (3) the SCRSS cancels the seminar. The £20 deposit is non-refundable in all cases except (3).

The SCRSS Russian Language Seminar 2016 is organised by the Society for Co-operation in Russian & Soviet Studies in collaboration with the St Petersburg Association for International Co-operation