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Oxford Hungarian Society - Michaelmas term 2001

Week 1: Monday 8 October, College Bar, Lincoln College, 8 p.m.

Social event

A very informal social event to begin the year. Come along and meet members of the society old and new, by kind arrangement with Stuart Schulzke.

Week 2: Thursday 18 October, MacGregor room, Oriel College, 8 p.m.

A Night of Poetry with Sandor Eles

Hungarian-born British actor Sandor Eles reads his personal selection of 19th and 20th century Hungarian poetry in English translation and a few in the original, with a brief review of the poets and the climate in which the poems were created..

Week 4: Thursday 1 November, MacGregor room, Oriel College, 8 p.m.

Spirited Farming: Agrarian Reform and the Abolition of Hungary’s Feudal System

Historian Gyorgy Kurucz shows how English ideas and techniques played a crucial part in transforming Hungary’s economy and society in the age of Reform.

Week 5: Wednesday 7 November, MacGregor Room, Oriel College, 8 p.m.

The Milling Revolution : A 19th Century Success Story

A talk by Gyorgy Balazs, deputy director of the Ethnographical Museum, Budapest, takes us back to the era when Hungary’s flour mills were the envy of Europe.

Week 6: Monday 12 November, MacGregor room, Oriel College, 8 p.m.

Ireland and Hungary : a Study in Parallels

Thomas Kabdebo, writer and historian, shows how much modern Irish nationalism owed to the Hungarian model

Week 7: Friday 23 November, Rewley House, Kellogg College, 8 p.m.

Private Hungary

A collection of home movies, specially edited by the well-known documentary film director Peter Forgacs, which provide intimate and moving insights into life in Hungary before, during and after the Second World War. (English subtitles)

Week 8: Friday 30 November, St Giles House, St John's College, 6 p.m.

Mikulas Party

Our traditional bring-and-share seasonal social occasion, by kind invitation of Zoltán Molnar. Bring family and friends!

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