CREES - Celebrating 50 Years


The year 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the Centre for Russian and East European Studies now known as the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES). To mark this milestone we held a series of special seminars and an expanded annual conference. See details of our events and the 50 faces of CREES. Find out more about our current staff, research and teaching.

The 50 faces proved so popular and so many people wanted to share their happy memories of CREES that we welcome additional contributions from CREES alumni and former members of staff.

50+ faces of CREES (52/50)

50 faces of CREES
Professor Ron Amann General Sir Mike Jackson Daniel Franklin Paul Lewis Sarah Whitmore
Richard Sakwa Stefanie Harter (1993-1997) Douglas Sutherland Dr Bettina Renz Professor Robert Davies
Edwin Bacon Vera Tolz David Moon Philip Hanson Roy Allison
Mark Webber Julian Cooper Silvana Malle Malcolm-Hill Mark Harrison
Stephen Wheatcroft David Adshead (1968 - 2011) Greg Andrusz (1962 - 1965) Erica Richardson (1996 - 2004) Jan Toporowski (1968 - 1984)
John Dunstan (1972 - 1990) Judy Batt John Russell Odetta Barbullushi (2004 - 2009) Hilary Pilkington
David Wedgwood Benn Sarah Dorr Mike Pushkin Ann Helgeson Dennis Biggs (1961-1964)
David Clegg (1964-1966) Peter Rodgers Paul Hare (1971-1972) Melanie Ilic Peter Kneen (1969-1976)
Donal Male Luke March (1994 - 1999) Marea Arries (1986-) and Tricia Carr (1989-) Paul Holtom (1997-2003) Matthew Frear (2005-2013)
Mike Berry CREES (1966-) Kataryna Wolczuk Jeremy Smith Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik (2004-2008) Lara Kosygina
Liz Wyman Paul Barton, B.Com (Russian Studies) 1964-67  Tim Haughton    

50th anniversary events included:

50 faces of CREES #33 - Mike Pushkin

50 faces of CREES #33 - Mike Pushkin
I arrived at CREES as a postgraduate in autumn 1966. The first person I met in the old Baykov Library on the first floor of the Ashley Building was fellow-postgrad Greg Andrusz. I recall thinking how refreshing it was that CREES had people working on such topics as the sociology of housing in the USSR – the first of many surprises induced by the breadth of the CREES engagement with its subject area.
Monday 1st July 2013
Social Sciences, Students