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OUR AIM

The Italian Society aims to create a platform and network for those interests in Italy to discuss and contribute meaningfully to Italian economic, political, scientific and cultural matters. The society is open to all and affiliation to the University of Cambridge is not necessary. At the moment we are particularly interested in including career opportunities for our members as well as improving our social corporate responsibility. We would be very happy to build partnerships in those areas with other organisations.

  • Social Swap Italian – Austrian Societies

    Come and join us for a social swap with the Cambridge University Austrian Society!

    Sunday, 20 February 2022 at 1 pm at La Margherita – 15 Magdalene St, CB3 0AF.

    To sign up for this event, make sure to register here. There are only 10 seats available for each society.

    We require you to be a member of the CU Italian Society to take part in the event. If you want to become a member, please visit our website.

  • The 2022 Giulio Regeni Memorial Lecture

    To honour the memory of Giulio Regeni 6 years after his kidnap and murder in Cairo, the Cambridge University Italian Society invites Dr Elisabetta Brighi (University of Westminster) to deliver the annual Giulio Regeni Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 1 pm.

    The title of the lecture is: ‘Illusions of democracy – Europe and Egypt between interests, rights, and violence’.

    Booking is required to attend the lecture. Purchase your ticket for free on Eventbrite.

  • Raccontare di storia in qualsiasi modo – Interview with Alessandro Vanoli

    “Recounting history in several ways. How I got rid of footnotes without throwing them away.”

    Thursday, 20 January 20225 pm UK, we will have the opportunity to interview Alessandro Vanoli and talk about his career and transition from the academic sphere to the job of communicator.

    A historian and writer, he aims to communicate the beauty of history and the importance of diversity through books, theater plays, press, radio, and media to the public.

    The interview will be held in Italian and broadcast live on the Cambridge University Italian Society YouTube channel.

  • 2022 Lent Term Card
    Have a look at our 2022 Lent term card! Looking forward to seeing you at our next events.
  • Literary-photo contest

    We are pleased to announce the opening of My Italian corner, a literary-photo contest to uncover the hidden Italian landscape. In collaboration with Franco Arminio, and sponsored by Campkins Cameras.

    Deadline: 7 January 2022.

  • End-of-term Aperitivo x Hellenic & Portuguese societies

    Join us at La Piazza by Signorelli’s – Grafton Centre next Friday, December the 3rd, starting at 7 pm for our last aperitivo of 2021!

    Join us at La Piazza by Signorelli’s – Grafton Centre next Friday, December the 3rd, starting at 7 pm for our last aperitivo of 2021!

    Early-bid tickets are available to purchase online till Wednesday, 1st of December, 4pm. Don’t miss the opportunity!

  • Italian Play – Call for Participants

    “Teatro significa vivere davvero quello che gli altri, nella vita, recitano male.” ― Eduardo De Filippo

    Are you interested in the beauty of acting? Do you want an opportunity to perform in an Italian-language show? THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!

    Renowned professional theatre director Ludovico Nolfi is returning to Cambridge to put on another Italian classic, written by Eduardo De Filippo.

    The initial workshop will be held online and is open to everyone!

    If you would like to take part in the workshop, please fill this form by the 24 November or contact us for more information at cuitaliansoc@gmail.com.

  • Italian-Polish Formal Dinner

    We are delighted to announce a formal swap with the Polish Society, which will be held on Friday, 19 November at Emmanuel College at 7:30 pm.

    Member tickets cost £19, non-member tickets are £21, and it is BYOB. Guests can either bring wine themselves or bottles can be bought in the College buttery.

    To reserve your tickets through the Italian society, and let us know if any dietary requirements, please fill out this form by 15 November.

  • Mid-term Aperitivo

    Let’s get together again after such a long time for an Italian aperitivo at Signorelli’s Deli – Burleigh Street, starting at 6.30 pm on the 7th of November!

    Please, reserve your early-bird ticket online by the 5th of November.

  • Brunch at Fitzbillies -Cambridge University Italian x French Societies

    We are pleased to announce this swap between the French and Italian Societies! We have booked a table with 12 places for each society at Fitzbillies, Trumpington street, for 31 October 2021 at 11 am.

    Please book your place in order to participate. If you cannot come anymore, please let us know in advance!