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OUBS Oxmas Dinner

For the first time in the last couple of years our society had an Oxmas Christmas Dinner. The event took place on the 24th of November in the Hall of Balliol - one of the oldest and most renowned colleges in Oxford. About 20 members of OUBS were present and also our special guests: Endre Süli - our Senior Member, and Angelina Gibson - Subject Consultant for Slavonic, Central and East European history and social sciences in the Bodleian Library. A link to some photos on our Facebook group page is below. The Committee hopes and believes that event was good fun for all the guests and wishes everyone a nice Christmas vacation.

 

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Celebrating the Day of the Bulgarian Enlighteners 2015

For the 1st of November OUBS organised their traditional event in celebration of one of the most important holidays in Bulgaria - the Day of the Bulgarian Enlighteners. On this date Bulgarians remember those people who dedicated their life to develop and preserve the Bulgarian spirit throughout the years. This time we joined forces with the Bulgarian School in Oxford, whose founders kindly agreed to tell us its story.

 

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Freshers' Drinks 2015

As is now a tradition, every year our society welcomes the new bulgarian students in the University of Oxford with an event early in Michaelmas Term. This year our Freshers' Drinks event took place on the 15th of October in Balliol College. 35 people turned up and about 10 of them were freshers. We welcomed the newcomers with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, wine and snacks.

Thanks to everyone who came: it was a great evening! We hope you also enjoyed the event and we'll be really happy to see you all on other gatherings of OUBS!

You can see some photos on our Facebook page (if you are a member): link

 
The Three Events

 

Oxford University Bulgarian Society is now officially establishing a campaign of organizing talks and discussions on topics of History, Culture, and Politics once per term, making a total of three events per academic year. What will come to be known as OUBS's Three Events will take place each year around November 1 in Michaelmas, March 1 in Hilary, and May 24 in Trinity. Each of the counterparts will be an opportunity for members of the Society to engage in conversation on these meaningful topics, to share, discuss, and come up with valuable ideas.

The beginning of what will hopefully become a tradition was set up with the celebration of May 24 in TT'12. The next event to look forward to is the celebration of November 1.

 

 
Photos from the Rhodopes

Some amazing photos from the Rhodopes in Bulgaria. Link here.

 
Obituary for Tom Karkinsky

It is with great sadness that we would like to share the terrible news that our cherished friend, Tom Karkinsky, passed away on 30th Dec 2010. Tom was a cheerful and active member of our Society, before he fell ill with leukaemia a year-and-a-half-ago.

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