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Visit to SCRSS, 320 Brixton Road, London SW9 6AB on 2 March 2019

20th February 2019

Dear All,


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Ralph Gibson, Hon Secretary of the Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies (SCRSS) has invited GBRS members for a tour of the centre, followed by a lecture by Andrew Jameson on 2 March 2019.  Please see details below.  If you would like to join the tour at 12:00, please let me know on membership@nullgbrussia.org.  If you would like to attend Andrew Jameson’s talk at 14:00, (if you haven’t already) please could you let Ralph know on ruslibrary@nullscrss.org.uk.






The SCRSS is a library and cultural centre, based in Brixton, that promotes knowledge of the culture, language and history of Russia and the former Soviet Union. The Society is a registered educational charity and celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2014. The SCRSS Soviet Collections are a library and archive of the arts, humanities and social sciences of the Soviet Union (1917-91). The library has significant collections on music (including scores), ballet, film, education, science, art and architecture, amongst others. Books from the literature and history collections are available for loan to SCRSS members.  






Saturday 2 March, 2pm  



Talk: Andrew Jameson on The Horrible History of Russian! PART TWO



Andrew Jameson’s talk looks at what the Russian language can tell us about Russian history and the Russian character. Andrew learnt Russian in the Forces and worked in Berlin as a radio monitor. After Oxford he worked on fieldwork for the Nuffield Russian Project, spending six months at Moscow University, incidentally getting to know some well-known dissidents of the time. He taught Russian language and culture at Portsmouth and Lancaster universities, and organised many popular residential courses for adults at Knuston Hall, Alston Hall, Essex, UEA and Lancaster. His particular interests are the Russian avant-garde in its various manifestations, and the cultural history of the Russian language. Since retirement he has often lectured in St Petersburg, Moscow and Khabarovsk. He now works as a professional translator. The talk is open to both SCRSS members and non-members. Non-members £5.00. Pay cash on entry.






Best wishes






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