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The Slavonic Research Seminar runs most weeks during term, and brings together researchers from the Sub-Faculty of Slavonic Languages and Literatures, and the broader Slavonic studies community from across the University (including colleagues from History, Linguistics, Area Studies, etc.). Each term, after consultation across the Sub-Faculty, the seminar invites both external speakers, and a range of speakers from within Oxford, including dedicated sessions for graduate students, post-docs and early career researchers. In recent years, the seminar series has broadened its remit to cover a greater breadth of Slavonic, linguistic and interdisciplinary topics, in addition to its long-standing focus on Russian literature and culture. We have also diversified beyond the format of the hour-long seminar paper, to include roundtables, reading groups and workshops. The annual Ilchester lecture is the flagship event of the year, attracting world-renowned scholars (past speakers include Eric Naiman, Simon Franklin, Natalia Nowakowska, Knut Grimstad, Julie Cassiday, Kirill Tomoff and Mark Lipovetsky).