Past Events

Greek and International Food Fair

This year the Greek Food Fair is taking place, on Saturday, 8th February. The event starts at 10am until 2.30pm at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, New Inn Hall Street, OX1 2DH (map). Come and enjoy home-made Greek and international delicacies as well as live Greek music.

This event is not just a food fair, but also an important fundraising event for the Greek Orthodox Community of the Holy Trinity. Please do come and bring your friends along! If you want to contribute with food please let Roula Thomas know at: roula1 [at]


We would like to invite you to our first 2014 meeting for the “Vassilopita Cake Cutting”. The meeting will take place next Saturday 1st of February, at 19:00, at the University College MCR, OX1 4BH (map). Our lovely choir and dancing group will also be there to heat up the evening. There will also be a special gift for the winner of the 2014 “flouri”.

Book Presentation: ‘Georgios Chortatsis: Plays of the Veneto-Cretan Renaissance’

Georgios Chortatsis, a contemporary of Shakespeare, was the greatest playwright of Venetian Crete. Rosemary Bancroft-Marcus presents her new book Georgios Chortatsis (fl. 1576-1596): Plays of the Veneto-Cretan Renaissance (OUP), containing all the known works of the “father of Modern Greek theatre”, newly edited and accompanied by English translations. Rosemary will talk about her book and read extracts from her texts and translations. Other speakers will be David Holton and Elizabeth Jeffreys.

Wednesday 11 December 2013, 5:00, followed by a reception.

ere: Lecture Theatre, The Ioannou Centre, St Giles, Oxford

All welcome. Admission free.

Organised by the Society for Modern Greek Studies


Modern Greek Seminar

Speaker: Anna-Maria Sichani (University if Athens)

Topic: Revolutionary Pathos, Greek Ethos: Alternative Literary Magazines and “Marginal Poetics” in the Long (Greek) Sixties

When: Thursday, 28 November, 5pm.

Where: ground floor lecture room, 47 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF (map), Faculty of Medieval & Modern Languages, Subfaculty of Byzantine and Modern Greek

Calendar 2014 – Call to all aspiring photographers among our members

The OUGS is planning to create a 2014 calendar comprised of your very own, special photos of Greece!

To gather a critical mass of photographs that will comprise our calendar, we are inviting all our members wishing to support this cause to submit up to 4 photos, preferably one related to each season. 12 of these photos will be subsequently selected by the committee to be incorporated to our calendar! We would favour themes of Greek landscapes, customs, lifestyle and particularly welcome photos with a fresh/modern view of Greece.

Please note that only photos taken by you or photos of which you own the copyrights can be submitted and that the format of the pictures should have a resolution of at least 200 DPI (approximately 1-2 MB).

The calendars will be sold to our members and broader community with the aim of raising funds part of which will be donated to the ‘Doctors of the World’ in Greece and the rest will be used to support the cultural activities of our society.

Please submit your photos by e-mail to by midnight Saturday 16th of November!

Christmas Dinner

Christmas is almost upon us and in light of the Christmas celebrations the Oxford University Greek Society is organising a Christmas Dinner! Guest stars of the event will be our Choir ‘Nostos’ who will sing Greek Carols to get us into the Christmas mood!

The event will take place on Sunday 15th of December, at the West Oxford Community Association (WOCA), at Botley Road, OX2 0BT (map), starting at 19.30 with the Carols.  Dinner will be served at 20.30 and as always lots of dancing and singing will follow the meal!!

To make a reservation for the dinner please fill in this Doodle Poll as soon as possible using your full name followed by the number of your guests and your email address (e.g., Nikos+1, Maria+2, etc). Please then proceed with payment to the bank account indicated below no later than Monday 9th of December.

The price is £12 for members and £14 for non-members for a 3 course meal, excluding drinks which will be available for 2£ per glass of wine. There will be no charge for children under 10 years old. Please bring along your OUGS membership card to get the discount!


Afternoon tea with the Oxford University Christian Orthodox Society

Midterm blues? Day-light deprived already? Join us for a warm Greek afternoon tea with the Christian Orthodox student Society on Thursday the 14th of November, at 17:00 at St Gregory and Marcina’s house (1 Cantenbury Road, OX2 6LU). There will be a short introduction on the history and activities of both societies (did you know that there used to be a Greek College in Oxford?) followed by tea and biscuits! Hint of the day: the homemade Baklava!!

Seminar: “Head Held High”? Singing the Greek Crisis at Eurovision

Dear all,

Dr Ioannis Polychronakis will talk about the Greek crisis and the Eurovision Song Contest, at St. Peter’s College, The berge room, 6pm on Wednesday 20th of November. You can find the abstract here and the poster of our seminar here.

Entry is free. All welcome!