I attach an open invitation to Cambridge.
With best wishes
The Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society has the great pleasure of
inviting you to a talk by VLADIMIR BUKOVSKY.
WHEN: Monday, 14th June, 7:30pm
WHERE: Gordon Cameron Lecture Theatre, Fitzwilliam College,
Cambridge (entrance from Huntingdon Rd or Storey’s Way; the
latter is closer).
Everybody is most welcome!
LANGUAGE: The talk will be in Russian (possibly with a brief
outline in English, if necessary) and the subsequent discussion
will be in both languages.
Entrance: 4 pounds (2 pounds members and concessions). Drinks
and nibbles are included and will be provided, but you are more
than welcome to bring some finger food to share – it would be
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: In the 60’s and 70’s Vladimir Bukovsky was a
famous dissident in the USSR, one of the most stoic, dedicated
and uncompromising contributors to the human rights movement in
the Soviet empire. He spent altogether twelve years in Soviet
prisons, labour camps and psychiatric hospitals, for his fight
for freedom. He organised demonstrations for human rights and in
support of political prisoners, and revealed the use of Soviet
psychiatry for political prosecution. In 1976, Bukovsky was
released and expelled to the West (in exchange for a Chilean
communist leader). He then graduated with a BSc degree in
Neuroscience from Cambridge University, UK (1981) and an MSc
from Stanford University, USA (1986). Vladimir Bukovsky now
lives in Cambridge and is actively involved in politics, has
published a number of books and many articles. His works include
To Build a Castle, To Choose Freedom, and Judgement in Moscow.
I look forward to seeing you there!
S letnim privetom,