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Termcard - Michaelmas term 1999

Oxford Hungarian Society


Week 0: Thursday 7 October, the bar of Linacre College, 8 p.m.

Introductory Party, with Welcome for New Arrivals

 

Week 2: Thursday 19 October, Seminar Room, Harris Building, Oriel College, 8.15 p.m.

Andrew Merkler: The Life and Work of Sir Alexander Korda

Mr. Merkler, a Hungarian writer living in London, will speak about his distant relative and benefactor, the famous film-maker.

 

Week 3: Tuesday 26 October, MacGregor Room, Oriel College, 5 p.m. (until 7 p.m.)

Andras Kappanyos: Joyce magyarul

Andras is a former Soros scholar, now a senior researcher at the Institute of Literary Studies in Budapest, who is on a return visit to Oxford. He will discuss in Hungarian how translators have dealt with James Joyce.

 

Week 3: Friday 29 October, Lecture Theatre, Harris Building, Oriel College, 8.15 p.m.

Laszlo Grof: In Peter Bodís Footsteps in Transylvania

A talk by one of our long-standing members about a recent trip to the Szeklerland, discovering the traces of this celebrated 18th-century Calvinist antiquarian and man of letters.

 

Week 5: Tuesday 9 November, Seminar Room, Harris Building, Oriel College, 8.15 p.m.

Nicholas Parsons: Scotland and Hungary in the Reform Era

Nicholas is a freelance writer on central European themes, based in Vienna. This second talk of his to the Hungarian Society will discuss the parallels and contrasts between two ancient kingdoms in the crucial decades before 1848.

 

Week 5: Friday 12 November, Lecture Theatre, Harris Building, Oriel College, 8.15 p.m.

Film evening: The Lordís Lantern in Budapest

A new film by Miklos Jancso, with English subtitles, by courtesy of the Hungarian Cultural Centre in London. (A small charge will be levied to cover expenses.)

Week 6: Tuesday 16 November, Seminar Room, Harris Building, Oriel College, 8.15 p.m.

Laszlo Solyom: The Role of the Constitutional Court in the New Hungarian Democracy

Dr Solyom is the former President of the Hungarian Constitutional Court, and now professor at the University of Cologne.

Week 7: Friday 26 November, Seminar Room, Harris Building, Oriel College, 8.15 p.m.

George Gyomori and Clive Wilmer: Gyorgy Petriís Eternal Monday

The two poets and translators present a new collection of Petriís work in English, which has been issued to coincide with the Hungarian theme of this yearís Frankfurt Book Fair.

Week 8: Satruday 4 December, St Giles House, St Johnís College, 7 Ė 9.30 p.m.

Mikulas Party (by kind invitation of Michael Hurst)

Our traditional bring-and-share end-of-term event. (Please come with some finger food and: or drink.)

 

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