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.
50th anniversary profiles
As Spaghetti Junction turns 50 it remains an important symbol of Birmingham’s journey through the last half-century.
As the iconic route into Birmingham turns 50, Professor Damien Walmsley captures with his lens what’s underneath.
Dr Andrew Davies, from the Edward Cadbury Centre, right, with guests in the University of Birmingham's Great Hall.