Events - 2018

9 May 2018, Annual Dinner:
Guest speaker: Philippe Sands QC (Corpus Christi College Cambridge 1979)
The Hotel Bristol, ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 42/44, 00-325 Warszawa (19:00 - 22:00)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_Sands

12 March 2018, 18:00 OSP member Joanna Borkowska will be showing her latest paintings at an exhibition at Le Guern Gallery:
Joanna Borkowska "On the Edge", Le Guern Gallery, ul. Widok 8, Warszawa
(exhibition opens Wednesday 7th March and runs until Tuesday 27th March 2018)
http://leguern.pl/wystawy/Joanna-Borkowska/

5 March 18:00, Annual General Meeting to review the past year, plan for the forthcoming year, review finances and election of officers:
ul. Wiejska 20 lok. 108, 00-490 Warszawa

23 stycznia 2018, 19.00 Oxford style debate (in Polish):
Teza: “Obecny Rząd PiS ma prawo zmieniać ustrój w Polsce”
Mówcy za: Elżbieta Jakubiak, Paweł Lisicki, Marian Piłka
Mówcy przeciw: Marta Lempart, Joanna Mucha, Andrzej Rzepliński
Prowadzenie: Grzegorz Nawrocki
Teatr Polski, Sala Kameralna, ul Karasia 2, Warszawa

9 January 2018, 18:00 Guest speaker meeting with Christian Davis:
Journalist and contributor to the Guardian, Politico Europe and Gazeta Wyborcza. As well as former adviser to Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP and Rory Stewart MP
“A look at 2018 – will everything come right this year?”
Venue: Enoteka, Rynek Nowego Miasta 13/15, Warszawz

Past Events - 2017

16 December 2017, 20:00 LOC Christmas Dinner:
Hosted by Oxford University Polish Society, Cambridge University Polish Society and LSE SU Polish Business Society (sponsored by Bain & Co.)
Villa Foksal, ul. Foksal 3/5, 00-366 Warsaw
(http://www.restauracjavillafoksal.pl)

10 October 2017, 19.00 Oxford style debate with the Festival Nauki  (in Polish):
Teza: “Nauka czyni Boga zbędnym”
Mówcy za: Krzysztof Dołowy, Jan Hartman, Olga Wożniak
Mówcy przeciw: Dominika Kozłowska, Krzysztof Meissner, Justyna Melonowska
Prowadzenie: Grzegorz Nawrocki
Teatr Polski, Sala Kameralna, ul Karasia 2, Warszawa

25 September 2017, 18:30 Guest speaker meeting with H.E. Gerard Keown, Ambassador of Ireland in Warsaw:
“The Challenge of Brexit: an Irish view”
Restauracja Buffo, ul Marii Konopnicki 6, Warsaw

2 September 2017, 18:00 Combined Oxbridge Freshers’ Meeting and launch of CambEntrepreneurs, www.cambentrepreneurs.com:
Hosted by Oxford University Polish Society, Cambridge University Polish Society and Project Access (https://projectaccess.co)
Guest speaker Sonia Maciuszewicz of Entrepreneur First
Google Campus Warsaw, Ząbkowska 33C, Warszawa
Click here for more details.

18 May 2017 Annual Dinner:
Guest speaker Sir John Scarlett KCMG OBE , former head of MI6 (2004 – 2009)
Palac Sobanski, Warszawa (http://www.amber-room.pl/en/)
Click here for more details.

16 May 2017 19.00 Oxford style debate (in Polish):
Teza: “Populizm wnosi ożywczego ducha do starych europejskich demokracji”
Mówcy za: Joanna Kluzik-Rostkowska, Mateusz Mazzini, Jan Wróbel
Mówcy przeciw: Jacek Kleyff, Ewa Marciniak; Jan Ordyński
Prowadzenie: Grzegorz Nawrocki
Teatr Polski, Sala Kameralna, ul Karasia 2, Warszawa.

7 April 2017 18.30 Guest speaker meeting with Charles Crawford, former UK ambassador in Warsaw:
“The end of the world as we’ve known it; Now what ?
Buffo restaurant, ul. Marii Konopnickiej 6 (next to the Sheraton)

21 February 2017 19.00 Oxford style debate (in Polish):
Teza “Jesteśmy żadnym społeczeństwem. Jesteśmy jednym wielkim sztandarem narodowym”
Mówcy za: Olga Lipińska, Daniel Olbrychski, prof. Andrzej Zybala
Mówcy przeciw: Paweł Łukasiak, Paweł Potoroczyn, prof. Krystyna Skarżynska
Prowadzenie: Grzegorz Nawrocki
Teatr Polski, Sala Kameralna, ul. Karasia 2, Warszawa

2 February 2017 18.00 Reception for members hosted by HMA Jonathan Knott:
British Ambassador’s residence
Warsaw

Past Events - 2016

20 December 2016 19.00 Oxford style debate (in Polish)
Teza: “Prawda zawsze zwycięży zło”
Mówcy za: prof. Monika Płatek, Józef Pinior, ks. Jacek Wiosna-Stryczek
Mówcy przeciw: Paweł Deresz, prof. Andrzej Paczkowski: prof. Ewa Pietrzyk- Zieniewicz
Moderator : Grzegorz Nawrocki
Teatr Polski, Sala Kameralna, ul. Karasia 2, Warszawa

27 October 2016, Guest speaker meeting:
Edward Lucas, the Economist
Russia
Restauracja Buffo, Ul. Marii Konopnickiej 6 (next to the Sheraton)

29 September 2016 19.00 Oxford style debate (in Polish):
Teza: ”Manipulowanie genotypem ludzkim musi być zakazane”
Mówcy za: Barbara Chyrowicz, Dariusz Śladowski, Piotr Girdwoyń
Mówcy przeciw: Paweł Łukow, Krzysztof Papis, Stanisław Obirek
Moderator: Grzegorz Nawrocki
Teatr Polski, Sala Kameralna ul. Karasia, Warszawa

9 May 2016 19.00 Oxford style debate (in Polish):
Teza: „Nie warto umierać za ojczyznę.”
Mówcy za: Renata Kim, Aleksander Makowski, Magda Środa
Mówcy przeciw: Joanna Szczepkowska, Jan Lityński, Czesław Nielecki
Moderator: Grzegorz Nawrocki
Teatr Polski, Sala Kameralna, ul. Karasia , Warszawa

14 April 2016, Annual dinner:
Special guest: Neal Ascherson, journalist and author
Bristol Hotel, Warsaw

15 March 2016, Guest speaker meeting:
Brexit
Professor Jan Zielonka, St Antony’s Oxford
Enoteka, Rynek Nowego Miasta 13/15

1 March 2016, 19:00, Oxford-Style debate:
Teza: 'Wola Narodu stoi ponad Prawem'
Mówy za: Kornel Morawiecki, Andrzej Zyburtowicz, TBA
Mówcy przeciw: Waldemar Kuczyński, Katarzyna Lubnauer, Jerzy Stepień
Moderator: Grzegorz Nawrocki
Teatr Polski, Sala Kameralna, ul Karasia, Warszawa

Past events - 2015

14th December 2015, 19:00, Oxford-Style debate:
Teza: 'Trzeba porzucić podstawowe wartości aby zwalczyć muzułmański ekstremizm'
Mówy za: Gromosław Czempiński, Jerzy Dziewulski, Waldemar Dziak
Mówcy przeciw: Karolina Miksa, Katarzyna Górak-Sosnowska, Tomasz Stawiszyński
Moderator: Grzegorz Nawrocki
Teatr Polski, Sala Kameralna, ul Karasia, Warszawa

4th November 2015, 18:30, Guest speaker meeting:
After the elections. What can we expect in economic policy and politics ?
Witold Orłowski, chief economist at PWC, Warsaw
Wawrzyniec Smoczyński, managing editor, Polityka Insight
Restauracja Buffo, ul. Marii Konopnickiej 6 (next to the Sheraton)
Wine and light snacks will be served, 40 PLN

25th September 2015, 19:00, Oxford-Style debate:
Teza: 'Sztuczna inteligencja zniszczy ludzkość'
Mówcy za: Piotr Bilski; Stanisław Bajtlik; Wiktor Niedzicki
Mówcy przeciw: Janusz Wisniewski; Yuri Drabent; Jakub Radoszewski
Moderator: Grzegorz Nawrocki
Teatr Polski, Sala Kameralna, ul Karasia, Warszawa

11th September 2015 19.00, Oxford-Style debate:
(the debate had to be cancelled as the management and staff of the Teatr Powszechny refused to admit one of the speakers to the theatre)
Teza: 'Przyjęcie uchodźców będzie historycznym błędem Polski'
Mówcy za: Krzysztof Bossak; Janusz Korwin-Mikke; Agaton Koziński
Mówcy przeciw: Rafał Betlejewski; Monika Płatek; Arkadiusz Stempiń
Moderator: Grzegorz Nawrocki
Teatr Powszechny, Praga

15th June 2015, Annual dinner:
Special guest Timothy Garton Ash
Bristol Hotel, Warsaw

12th May 2015, 19:00, Oxford-Style debate:
Teza: 'Eutanazja powinna zostać zalegalizowana'
Mówcy propozycji: Tadeusz Bartoś, Maria Czubaszek, Kamil Sipowicz
Mówcy opozycji: Bogdan Chazan, John Godson, Łukasz Skurczyński
Prowadzenie: Grzegorz Nawrocki
Teatr Polski, ul Karasia 3, Warszawa

23rd April 2015, 18:00, Lecture:
Marcus de la Poer Beresford, 7th Lord Decies
“Marshal William Carr Beresford and the mysterious story of the Beresford Hope Silver”
At the invitation of Her Majesty's Ambassador Mr Robin Barnett
The Ambassador's Residence, ul. Goszczyńskiego 26, Warsaw

11th April 2015, 18:00, The Boat Race 2015:
Followed by a showing True Blue, the film which shows the late Dan Topolski, a trainer of the Oxford boat managing a mutiny in the Oxford crew.
Pure Sky Club in Warsaw – Złota 59 in Złote Tarasy

3rd March 2015, 19:00, Oxford-Style debate:
Teza: 'Nie wolno śmiać się z religii'
Mówcy propozycji: Imam Abl All Issa, Justyna Melonowska, Jarosław Włodarczyk
Mówcy opozycji: Gabriele Lesser, Ireneusz Krzemiński, Jerzy Urban
Prowadzenie: Grzegorz Nawrocki
Teatr Polski, ul Karasia 3, Warszawa

25th February 2015, 18:00, Guest speaker meeting:
Special guest H.E. Andrii Deshchytsia, Ukraine's ambassador to Poland
'The current situation in Ukraine'
Restauracja Buffo, ul. Prusa (next to the Sheraton)
Wine and light snacks will be served, 40 PLN

15th January 2015, 18:00, Guest speaker meeting:
Special guest Jan Cieński, Poland correspondent for The Economist, Editor Central European Financial Observer
'The outlook for Poland and the region in 2015'
Tamka 43, Warsaw


Past events - 2014

15th December 2014, Oxford-Style debate:
Teza: 'Świat ma przed sobą wspaniałą przyszłość'
Mówcy propozycji: Ks. Adam Boniecki, Marta Rotkiel, Henryk Wujec
Mówcy opozycji: Prof. Jacek Hołówka, Janusz Kaniewski, Ilona Łepkowska
Prowadzenie: Grzegorz Nawrocki
Kinoteka, sala 3, Pałac Kultury i Nauki, Warszawa

18th November 2014, 18:00, Business Leaders Series #8:
Special guest Dariusz Mioduski, CEO Legia SA
'Is capitalism working?'
Myslewicki Palace in Łazienki, Warsaw

20th October 2014, Oxford-Style debate:
Teza: 'Współczesne media niszczą demokrację'
Mówcy propozycji: Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, Aleksandra Jakubowska, Tomasz Jastrun
Mówcy opozycji: Sławomir Jastrzębowski, Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska, Wojciech Borowski
Prowadzenie: Grzegorz Nawrocki
Teatr Studio, Pałac Kultury i Nauki, Warsaw

17th October 2014, Annual dinner:
Special guest Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge
Bristol Hotel, Warsaw

30th June 2014, Oxford-Style debate:
Teza: 'Kościół Katolicki Hamuje Rozwój Nowoczesnej Polski'
Mówcy propozycji: prof. Jan Hartman, red. Eliza Michalik, prof. Zbigniew Mikołejko
Mówcy opozycji: o. Tomasz Dostatni, dr Magdalena Ogórek, Krzysztof Zanussi
Prowadzenie: Grzegorz Nawrocki
Polish Radio, Myśliwiecka Street, Warsaw

5th June 2014, Guest speaker meeting:
A talk by Margaret MacMillan, Warden of St. Anthony’s College Oxford and author of the recently published and highly acclaimed book
"The War That Ended Peace". Professor MacMillan will talk both about her book and about how Europe remembers the 1914-1918 war.
Dom Spotkań z Historią, Karowa 20, Warsaw

24th April 2014, Oxford-Style debate:
Teza: 'Jedynie ustanowienie silnych wpływów Rosji na Ukrainie może zagwarantować trwały pokój w Europie'
Mówcy propozycji: Agnieszka Wołk Łaniewska, Ireneusz Bil, and Azrael Kubacki
Mówcy opozycji: Adam Rotfeld, Jarosław Gugała, and Daniel Olbrychski
Prowadzenie: Grzegorz Nawrocki
The debate commemorates a debate in the Oxford Union 30 years ago on February 10 1984 when Radek Sikorski spoke against the motion:
'That the enforced stability of Poland is essential for the peace of Europe'.
Then Sikorski was supported by Timothy Garton Ash and Leszek Kołakowski.
Polish Radio, Myśliwiecka Street, Warsaw

31st March 2014, a viewing of "Chitraanjali. Stefan Norblin in India":
a documentary film about a Polish artist who found refuge in India from 1941 – 1946. While there he decorated the palaces of the royal families of Morvi, Ramgarh and Jodhpur (Shri Gaj Singh of Jodhpur read PPE at Christ Church Oxford 1967 – 1970) with wall paintings in the Art Deco style.
Organised in conjunction with the Ambassador of India Monika Kapil Mohta
Bollywood Lounge, ul. Nowy Swiat 58, Warsaw

4th March 2014, 18:00, Business Leaders Series #7:
Special guest Olga Grygier-Siddons, CEO PwC Polska
'Is capitalism working?'
Myslewicki Palace in Łazienki, Warsaw

29th January 2014, 18:30, informal evening for a New Year catch up:
Our member Jan Czerniawski has kindly agreed to talk about his late uncle, Roman Czerniawski – aka Brutus, Armand, Walenty and Hubert –
who played a starring role as one of the five spies who formed part of MI5’s Double Cross system during WWII.
Enoteka Wine Bar, ul. Długa 23/25, Warsaw


Past events - 2013

26th November 2013, Business Leaders Series #6:
Special guest Maceij Radziwiłł, Supervisory Board Chairman Trakcja S.A.
'Is capitalism working?'
Myslewicki Palace in Łazienki, Warsaw

4th November 2013, Oxford-Style debate:
Teza: 'Polska potrzebuje więcej nacjonalizmu, by budować lepszą przyszłość'
Mówcy propozycji: prof. Arkady Rzegocki, red. Tomasz Terlikowski, Artur Zawisza
Mówcy opozycji: prof. Radosław Markowski, Janusz Palikot, red. Ewa Wanat
Prowadzenie: Grzegorz Nawrocki
Teatr Polski, Kazimierza Karasia 2, Warsaw
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15th October 2013, Business Leaders Series #5:
Special guest Mariusz Grendowicz, President Polskie Inwestycje Rozwoju
'Is capitalism working?'
Myslewicki Palace in Łazienki, Warsaw

23rd September 2013, 17:45, wine tasting hosted by His Excellency Mr Ivan Gyurcsik:
A blind tasting of Hungarian and French wines led by OSP member Antoni Wrobel,
aficionado of Hungarian wines and member of the 2013 Cambridge University Wine Tasting team
Embassy of Hungary, ul. Chopina 2, Warsaw

28th May 2013, 19:00, Annual dinner:
Special guest Adam Zamoyski, one of our more prominent members, a historian of note who has written many best-selling books
Bristol Hotel, Warsaw

9th April, 18.30, Business Leaders Series #4:
Special guest Duleep Aluwihare, Managing Partner, Ernst & Young Polska
'Is capitalism working?'
Myslewicki Palace in Łazienki, Warsaw

26th February, 18.30, Business Leaders Series #3:
Special guest Wojciech Sobieraj, President Alior Bank
'Is capitalism working?'
Myslewicki Palace in Łazienki, Warsaw

9th January 2013, 18:30, Guest speaker meeting:
Special guest Jan Cieński, Warsaw & Prague correspondent of the Financial Times
'The outlook for Poland and the region in 2013'
Enoteka Wine Bar, ul. Długa 23/25, Warsaw


Past events - 2012

5th December, 19:00, OSP Christmas Wine Tasting:
The OSP's final event for 2012 – an informal wine tasting of 20 different wines
Enoteka Wine Bar, ul. Długa 23/25, Warsaw

6th November, 18:00, Business Leaders Series #2:
Special guest Andrzej Klesyk, the head of PZU
Myslewicki Palace in Łazienki, Warsaw

27th September, 18:00, Business Leaders Series #1:
Special guest Maciej Witucki, the head of Orange Polska
Myslewicki Palace in Łazienki, Warsaw

13th September, 18:00-20:00, Reception for the launch of our esteemed founder Professor Zbigniew Pełczyński’s memoirs:
Professor Zbigniew Pełczyński: “A Life Remembered”
British Embassy, ul. Kawalerii 12, Warsaw

29th May, Annual dinner:
Special guest Jacek Rostowski, Finance Minister of Poland
Bristol Hotel, Warsaw

10th May, Social event:
Special guest Christopher Patten, the Chancellor of Oxford University
Collegium Novum, Jagiellonian University, Kraków

27th March, Guest speaker meeting:
Special guest Professor Krzysztof Dębnicki - Poland's former ambassador to Pakistan
'Pakistan and Afghanistan and the effects of the present phasing out of the NATO campaign in the region'
Enoteka Wine Bar, ul. Długa 23/25, Warsaw


Past events - 2011

8th December, Live broadcast of 2011 Varsity Match:
Annie & Peter Krasiński's house, and Jimmy Bradley’s Irish Bar, Warsaw

27th October 2011, Guest speaker meeting:
Special guest Ryszard Petru
`Picking through the debris of the election campaign – how will the new Polish government handle the economy?’
Enoteka Polska, Warsaw

14th September, Guest speaker meeting:
Special guest Professor Andrzej Rychard - a sociologist and one of Poland’s best political analysts
`The parliamentary election campaign, possible results and what kind of government we can expect’
Enoteka Polska, Warsaw

2nd June, Annual dinner:
Special guest Mark Allen, Senior Regional Representative of the IMF (Clare College, Cambridge, 1967)
Bristol Hotel, Warsaw

25th May, Tim Hetherington Memorial:
Showing of Restrepo - a film on the war in Afghanistan made by Tim Hetherington (LMH, Oxford, 1989) who was shot in Mistrata on April 20, 2011
Organised in conjunction with the Warsaw Branch of the Association of Polish Journalists (SDP)
Foksal St, Warsaw

22nd March, Guest speaker meeting:
Special guest Janusz Palikot
‘The Polish political scene prior to the autumn parliamentary elections or how hard or easy it is to challenge the old, established political parties’
Enoteka Polska, Warsaw

26th January, Wine & Cheese evening:
First informal meeting of 2011
Enoteka Polska, Warsaw

Past events - 2010

9th December, Live broadcast of 2010 Varsity Match:
Annie & Peter Krasiński's house, and Jimmy Bradley’s Irish Bar, Warsaw

29th September, Oxbridge Society’s book section meeting:
Meeting with Andrew Tarnowski (University College, Oxford, 1959) about his latest book
Hosted by Chris Bobiński, Warsaw

9th September, Annual HMA cocktail:
Hosted by Ric Todd (Worcester College, Oxford, 1984)
HM Ambassador's Residence, Warsaw

31st May, Annual dinner:
Special guest Radosław Sikorski, Foreign Minister (Pembroke College, Oxford, 1982)
Bristol Hotel, Warsaw

22nd April, Spring social event:
Special guest Dr Agnieszka Liszka, ex–Government spokesperson 2007-8
Melzynski’s Wine Bar, Warsaw

9th March, Guest speaker meeting:
Dr Stanisław Gomułka, chief Economist Business Centre Club
‘Where is the Polish economy going’
Enoteka Polska, Warsaw