Ukrainian Institute London releases its new Annual Report for 2018-2019

Ukrainian Institute London released its Trustees' Annual Report over the period from 1 August 2018 to 31 July 2019, outlining key achivement over the past year and providing insight into its strategy, fundraising activities and operational development. 

2018-2019 has been a rich and exciting year for the Ukrainian Institute London.

it provided a platform for an outstanding line-up of speakers, including the award-winning Harvard University Professor Serhiy Plokhy, Ukraine’s fiery intellectual and activist Serhiy Zhadan, the President of the Ukrainian Catholic University Archbishop Borys Gudziak, theatre director and curator Virlana Tkacz, and many more.

it continued its special project, “Jews and Ukrainians: Re-Assessing the Past and Looking into the Future”. UIL held a series of events to work towards better understanding of the joint history between Ukrainians and Jews and to foster community dialogue.

it built knowledge of Ukrainian literature and language in the UK through our Book Club and Ukrainian Language School

it encouraged expert debate about the progress of Ukraine’s internal culture policies and the potential role of culture in strengthening the fabric of Ukrainian society, weakened by war and conflict

it is proud to be an affiliate of the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU), and  hosted events with two of the University’s leading thinkers, prominent historian Yaroslav Hrytsak and poet and literary scholar Iryna Starovoyt

it grew its team and welcomed Maria Montague as Assistant Director of UIL. Maria is a theatre director and cultural manager with a keen interest in Ukraine. She is a graduate of the Cambridge Ukrainian Studies programme, where she studied Ukrainian theatre and culture

it continued to work towards diversifying our funding sources, including through fundraising events. Last autumn, we held a successful fundraising gala, “Rebel Ukraine,” celebrating Ukraine’s unbreakable spirit

2018-19 in numbers at Ukrainian Institute London

  • 19 events held
  • 26 speakers
  • 200 people attended the talk with Serhiy Zhadan at the British Library
  • 4 new partnerships: Chatham House, British Library, Jewish Community Centre JW3 and London School of Economics (LSE) Institute for Global Affairs
  • 4 Ukrainian language groups
  • 9 Book Club sessions
  • 7,117 Facebook followers
  • £9,000 surplus added to reserves