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SSEES Centenary 1915-2015

100 years of SSEES

"I congratulate SSEES on its many achievements and it is with pleasure that I invite SSEES friends, new and old, to celebrate its centenary in 2015"  - Professor Michael Arthur, UCL President and Provost

In 2015 UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) celebrated its centenary. One hundred years after Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, who later became the first President of Czechoslovakia, delivered the lecture that inaugurated the School, we now stand as a world-leading institution specialising in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Russia and the former Soviet Union.
These pages celebrate our achievements, looking both back and forward at SSEES’s success. A host of events commemorated the occasion, reflecting the diversity of the School’s activities and the countries of the SSEES region.

New Degree Launch

Students entering SSEES

Centenary Appeal

Student browsing books

SSEES: Then and Now

Illustration of Russell Square by Patrick Proctor

Videos from the Conference

SCA Conference

Recordings of the first two days at the conference on 'Socialism, Capitalism, and the Alternatives: Lessons Learnt from Russia and Eastern Europe' are now available to watch. Watch videos >

The conference, held on 14-16 December 2015, was the culmination of a programme of special events held throughout the year. View the archive of events here >

About SSEES

SSEES - then and now

Socialism, Capitalism, and the Alternatives Blog

SCA Conference

East European Language Trails - Virtual Tours

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